Forrestfield Community Zone

Works update

Tunnelling at Forrestfield, the site that hosts the infrastructure vital to tunnel boring machine (TBM) operations, began in August (TBM Grace) and October (TBM Sandy) 2017. The site is operating 24 hours a day to support tunnelling activities, including processing excavated soil and treating water for re-use in the tunnelling process.

In a bid to unite the divided construction site at Forrestfield (dive structure, stowage area construction and station works to the west – TBM operations to the east), a section of Dundas Road has been realigned and is now open. The road changes will allow backfilling of the station retaining wall to continue. View a map of the changes to Dundas Road. 

The 300m long retaining wall for Forrestfield Station is almost completed, with 89 of the 93 panels in place. The remaining four panels will be installed once the multi-service vehicles no longer require access to the tunnels. More than 100 counterforts are being used to keep the 8.2m high wall securely in place. The counterforts support the 18 tonne wall panels, as well as the backfilling which is required to raise the ground level at the station by up to 6m.

Work is also continuing south of the site where stowage foundations and rail embankments are being prepared and utilities installed. Pouring of the platform sections has commenced with eight out of 32 completed. The stowage yard will be the end of the Forrestfield Line, where trains will be cleaned and maintenance will be undertaken. 

Starting late-September waterproofing injections will commence on the sealing ring beams installed around the tunnel entry and exit at the Forrestfield dive structure.

Forrestfield Station

Located adjacent to Dundas Road, east of the Forrestfield freight marshalling yard and south of Maida Vale Road, Forrestfield Station will provide an accessible and efficient transport option to and from the city for Perth’s eastern suburbs and foothills.

Passengers will enter Forrestfield Station at an elevated arrival area with a clear view down to the 150m long island platform below. Access to the platform will be via a SmartRider fare gate, with escalators, lifts and stairs taking passengers to the lower level to meet the train.

There will be facilities for passengers arriving at the station by bus, car, bicycle or foot, with eight active bus bays, parking for up to 1900 vehicles and safe cycle and pedestrian routes.

To find out more, view the Forrestfield Station and Forrestfield Station multi-deck car park fact sheets.

FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 619636438884580597190  FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 616   FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 614

Please click to download the high resolution artist impressions of the Forrestfield Station entrance, concourseplatform and/or aerial view of the station.   

View a map of how we expect the area around Forrestfield Station to look post-construction.

The project team is working closely with local government to ensure the new station compliments their vision for the future of the local area. For more information about local planning visit the City of Kalamunda's website

Forrestfield Community Group

Engagement with local businesses and residents remains a focus for the project team. To help ensure we remain aware of local issues, the project team has established community advisory groups for each of the project's community zones. 

At these meetings, Forrestfield Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during site establishment and early construction works.


The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2021


The number of bus bays at Forrestfield Station


fare to the CBD

20 minutes

The rail journey from Forrestfield Station to the CBD