Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

During the recent 56-hour shutdown between February 12 and 15 the final shift of the city-bound Midland Line tracks was completed and the new section of the alignment commissioned.

These tracks are now located in their permanent location at just south of their original location, following temporary relocation in December 2017 to make room for the construction of the Bayswater Junction dive structure.

A series of nightworks is required to facilitate the shift of the east-bound Midland Line tracks and to tie in old and new. Due to the proximity of operating rail and the required isolation of power for safety reasons, works must be done when trains are not operating. View a map of the different work stages required.


Dates and hours of works Activity Equipment used

Intermittently between

Wednesday February 24 and Friday March 25

12am – 4am  

Moving materials across the new Midland Line (city-bound) track.

Moving ballast.

Working within the dive structure.

  • front end loader
  • excavator
  • dump truck
  • hand tools

Friday March 5 to Thursday March 11

10pm – 4am

Installing overhead line equipment (OLE) including running wire.

Installing fixtures and fittings across the entire site.

Earth works at both tie-in areas.

  • hand tools
  • telehandlers
  • railroad vehicles
  • elevated work platforms
  • excavators
  • rollers
  • trucks
  • loaders

Weekend shutdown of Midland Line

Continuous works from 6pm Friday March 26 until 4am Monday March 29

Dragging, cutting and welding rail.

Placing ballast.

Installing OLE, signalling and communication equipment.

Resurfacing and regulating.

Commissioning signalling.

Running a test train.

  • hand tools
  • grader
  • water truck
  • roller
  • excavators
  • loaders
  • auger
  • elevated work platform
  • telehandler
  • tamper / regulator
  • trucks

Monday March 29 to Thursday April 1

8pm – 4.30am

Tamping ballast.

Removing sleepers.

Removing redundant OLE wires and masts.

Welding and distressing.

  • tamper / regulator
  • loader
  • excavators
  • hand tools
  • trucks
  • telehandler
  • elevated work platform























Works also continue on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes installation of services, fences and asphalt. 

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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