Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Concrete pours are ongoing for the construction of the base slab for the Bayswater dive structure. Building the base slab requires pouring 4050 cubic metres of concrete, separated into 18 sessions. 

Due to the complexity of each pour, works are required to start early guaranteeing minimal disruption from traffic. Once a pour begins it needs to continue until completed. On the day of the pours, work will begin from 4am and continue during normal construction hours, finishing at 7pm. Out of hours approval has been received from the City of Bayswater. The dates of each of the pours may change depending on weather conditions and construction schedules:

 May  June
  • Pour 14 - Tuesday 28
  • Pour 15 - Wednesday 5
  • Pour 16 - Friday 14
  • Pour 17/18 - Tuesday 25





Excavation of the dive structure expected to be completed by the end of May. To date, more than 60,000 tonnes of soil has been removed.

Two parallel retaining walls are currently being constructed at the western end of the site – one to retain vegetation and the other to separate the rail reserve from the principal shared path (PSP). Both are expected to be finished mid-year.

At the tunnel portal, where the TBMs will break through at the end of their underground journey, walers that were installed to support the adjoining d-walls are currently being removed. With the concrete slab complete at the portal end, the area is now structurally self-supporting.

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design.

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 Forrestfield Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Forrestfield Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.

Bayswater Station

Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line connecting to the Transperth network here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station will undergo a major upgrade. Also additional rail infrastructure will be built between Bayswater and Meltham stations. 

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 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, Bayswater Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during the temporary and permanent track and civil works on the Midland Line that will connect the new Forrestfield Line to Perth.

Bayswater Junction Image Gallery


Total onsite workforce throughout the project


extension to the rail network


Length of the
Railway Parade 
retaining wall mural