Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

With the tunnel boring machines out of the way, the team has been able to resume work on the portal building located above the tunnel entry and exit. The floating slab above the dive structure has been constructed, and steel and brick structures for the walls are already visible at ground level. Underneath the building sealing rings are being installed to both tunnels, ensuring the structures are waterproof.

Earthworks to prepare for the installation of rail at the western end of site have commenced in April. Some compaction work is required and as a result intermittent vibration may be experienced by nearby residents. The first few masts for the overhead line equipment have 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.

Some night works are required to prepare for track laying:

  • Sunday September 13 – Friday September 18, 8pm to 4.30am
  • Sunday October 18 – Friday October 23, 8pm to 4.30am

This will be followed by a weekend shutdown of the Midland Line to enable footings for overhead line equipment masts to be constructed in the vicinity of the active rail. The shutdowns are scheduled for December 2020, February 2021 and May 2021 (subject to change), and 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 remaining panels for the noise wall have recently been placed.

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. 

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

Bayswater Junction Image Gallery


Length of the
Railway Parade mural


extension to the rail network


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