Forrestfield Community Zone

Works update

Tunnelling at Forrestfield – the site that hosts the infrastructure vital to tunnel boring machine (TBM) operations – began in August (TBM Grace) and October (TBM Sandy) 2017. The site is operating 24 hours a day to support tunnelling activities, including processing excavated soil and treating water for reuse in the tunnelling process.

Forrestfield has taken its first delivery of rail, with almost 9000 linear metres unloaded to date. Sections of rail will be welded together before installation commences in the first half of next year. 

Following the completion of the station’s roof steel structure, installation of red roof sheeting is now underway. Adding a bit of colour to the scene and blending in with the earthy tones of the nearby Darling Ranges, the distinctive station roof will be visible from surrounding areas and clearly identify the entry point to Forrestfield Station.

Backfilling of the recently closed section of the station retaining wall has commenced.

At the portal building, located above the tunnel entry and exit points, external cladding has been fixed to the steel framework, which finalises construction of the building superstructure. Fit-out with heating, ventilation and air-conditioning services is ongoing.

At the southern end of the site, the stowage building is about 85 per cent complete, with only internal fit-out remaining.

New in 2020 is the construction of the traction power substation, located along Maida Vale Road. The traction power system supplies electric power to the suburban railway network, and the Forrestfield substation will house a single traction transformer. From here, electricity will be fed to the overhead wiring system.

As part of rectification works following an incident at Cross Passage Dundas in September 2018, traffic management is in place for a short section of Dundas Road north of Maida Vale Road and south or Sorensen Road. Access remains open to north- and south-bound traffic and every effort has been made to minimise disruption to motorists. Traffic management will likely be in place until late-February 2020.

Forrestfield Station

Located adjacent to Dundas Road, east of the Forrestfield freight marshalling yard and south of Maida Vale Road, Forrestfield Station will provide an accessible and efficient transport option to and from the city for Perth’s eastern suburbs and foothills.

Passengers will enter Forrestfield Station at an elevated arrival area with a clear view down to the 150m long island platform below. Access to the platform will be via a SmartRider fare gate, with escalators, lifts and stairs taking passengers to the lower level to meet the train.

There will be facilities for passengers arriving at the station by bus, car, bicycle or foot, with eight active bus bays, parking for up to 1200 vehicles and safe cycle and pedestrian routes.

View a map of how we expect the area around Forrestfield Station to look post-construction.

View an animation of the future Forrestfield Station here.

To find out more, view the Forrestfield Station (2.09MB) and Forrestfield Station multi-deck car park fact sheets.

Forrestfield Station - concourse level  Forrestfield Station - platform level   Forrestfield Station - ticketing and lifts

Please click to download the high resolution artist impressions of the Forrestfield Station entrance, concourseplatform and/or aerial view of the station.   

The project team is working closely with local government to ensure the new station compliments their vision for the future of the local area. For more information about local planning visit the City of Kalamunda's website and view the METRONET East Redevelopment Area fact sheet.

Forrestfield Station Image Gallery


The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2022


The number of bus bays at Forrestfield Station


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The rail journey from Forrestfield Station to the CBD


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