Perth commuters that use the 129-year-old Armadale line will see their journey transformed, with Perth’s first major elevated rail solution.
This city-shaping Armadale line project has three components: the Byford Rail Extension (BRE) the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal and the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. Work on the upgrade means the line will be shut for about 18-months from late 2023.
ICN WA is identifying local suppliers for the MetConnx Alliance (Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd, Pritchard Francis Consulting Pty Ltd and Kellog Brown & Root Pty Ltd) on the BRE stage; and for the Rail Upgrade Alliance (ALUA), (Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd, BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, WSP Australia Pty Ltd and AECOM Australia Pty Ltd), on the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project.
Transport infrastructure works for the BRE Project include:
- demolishing the existing station at Armadale and building a new elevated station
- building a new Byford station at grade
- about 8km of dual track narrow gauge electrified passenger railway line extending from Armadale station to the newly created Byford station, with a dedicated platform for the Australind line
- removing level crossings between the Byford and Armadale stations
- PSPs and associated infrastructure, including rail-over-road and road-over-rail bridges and roads
- parking areas at Armadale and Byford stations
- bus interchange at Armadale and Byford stations
- upgrading local roads surrounding both Armadale and Byford stations.
The Armadale Line will be extended approximately 8km south to a new ground-level station in Byford, supporting a fast growing area od Perth.
The result will be a 42-minute train journey from Byford to the Perth CBD.
The Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project involves:
- replacing 6 level crossings at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street with elevated rail
- building 5 new elevated stations at Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park, Cannington and Beckenham
- creating around 6 hectares of versatile public space and better community connections through elevated rail.
It will reduce safety risks and congestion at level crossings and eliminate potential conflicts between trains and users of the road, cycling and pedestrian networks.
It is also expected to ease movements in the area, revitalise the corridor, modernise stations and create versatile public spaces for the community.
Together, these projects will support around 8,500 jobs and will see Perth’s first major elevated rail through sections of Victoria Park, Canning and Armadale.
Manager ICN WA Ray Loh said both alliances are working with ICN WA to maximise opportunities for local companies with capability and capacity to supplier products and services to the project.
“We encourage companies to ensure their Gateway profile is up-to-date and showcasing their business in the best light,” Ray said, adding that packages for the Byford Rail Extension are also available.
For more information or to register an expression of interest, go to the Armadale Rail Upgrade Alliance and the Metronet MetCONNX Byford Rail Extension (BRE) Project.