Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Excavation of the dive structure is now complete, with more than 60,000 tonnes of soil removed. With excavation complete, works to build the dive structure’s base slab were able to occur. This consisted of 18 concrete pours in total. The first slab pour (1 out of 18) happened on November 23, 2018 and the final slab was poured June 28, 2019.

The total volume of concrete poured for all base slabs in the dive structure is approximately 5400 cubic metres, the total weight of steel in slabs is approximately 1080 tonnes and the total area of waterproofing membrane used under the concrete base slabs is approximately 6500 metres squared. 

Two parallel retaining walls are currently being constructed at the western end of the site. One of the walls will retain vegetation and the other, spanning 328m, will separate the rail reserve from the principal shared path (PSP). Along Whatley Crescent a mechanical rig has completed installation of 163 steel posts for the noise wall. Following community consultation in early May it was confirmed that the walls will be painted using an intermittent pattern of green, blue and grey.

Completion of this set of works is expected mid-year.

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 Junction Image Gallery


Length of the
Railway Parade mural


extension to the rail network


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