Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Final touches to the portal building's exterior at the eastern end of the site are underway, with upper roof sheeting and wall cladding works just about finished, and fire proofing of the structure ongoing.

Underneath the building sealing rings are being installed to both tunnels, ensuring the structures are waterproof.

At the western end of site overhead line equipment has been erected, with more to be installed in the coming months. The masts outline the final location of the temporarily shifted Midland Line tracks, with city-bound trains to be rerouted across the dive structure. Ballast placement on the overpass is also ongoing, bringing the area closer to resembling a railway junction.

Some night works are required to prepare for track laying. This will be followed by a series of weekend shutdowns of the Midland Line in the new year to enable rerouting and tie-in of the tracks. Residents and passengers will be notified of these works in advance.

More information on the stages of work, including a map, is featured in the latest Bayswater My Zone newsletter.

Early works have commenced on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes earthmoving and installation of services. Keen observers may notice light poles being installed along the path within the construction site boundary. 

The section of the PSP located within the construction boundary will remain closed until the project is completed, with the current diversion along Whatley Crescent staying active. While work and heavy vehicle movement is still ongoing, this is the safest option for cyclists and pedestrians. 

Due to adjacent works underway for the new Bayswater Station, further PSP diversions will be in place for a section between Cobden and King William streets along Whatley Crescent. Parking for the train station, as well as general traffic on Whatley Crescent, will also be impacted. Please visit the METRONET website for more detailed information.

Planting of trees and other vegetation along the alignment will be undertaken in spring 2021 when asphalting works around the PSP are complete.

Bayswater Junction

Bayswater Junction refers to the area of rail reserve between Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent (from Cobden Street to Guildford Road) where the Forrestfield Line spurs from the Midland Line and trains will enter/exit the two twin-bored tunnels.

Bayswater Junction includes:

  • Dive structure (an underground, open-air structure which leads towards the tunnel portal),
  • Rail overpass (located above the dive structure, where trains travelling on the Midland Line will cross the Airport Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Airport Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - western section (3.2MB)

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - eastern section (6MB)

Bayswater Station

The new Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines connecting to the Midland Line here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station is undergoing a major upgrade, including additional rail infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations to allow trains to turn around.. 

The METRONET team and the City of Bayswater are working together to create a precinct and station upgrade that provides the best outcomes for the network and local community.

For more information visit the METRONET website

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