Rail Route

Different route options between Bayswater and Perth Airport were investigated to find the best way to accommodate existing road layouts and future upgrades, while minimising impact on landowners and traffic and keeping costs in check.

Ultimately, it was decided the most appropriate rail route would be through underground tunnels, with the new Airport Line spurring off the existing Midland Line between Bayswater and Ashfield Stations, before progressing underground at Bayswater Junction.

The route will travel underneath the Tonkin Highway and Brearley Avenue road reserves into the Perth Airport Estate and on to the Public Transport Authority freight rail reserve in Forrestfield, where trains will resurface just before High Wycombe Station.

As the line will be located almost entirely underground, the impact on surrounding communities will be minimal, both during construction and once the line is operational.

Rail route graphic




The length of the new Forrestfield line.