Contract awarded for Bayswater train station upgrade, including new ‘Bayswater Bridge’

An artist impression of the aerial view of the new Bayswater station. Credit: Metronet

Bayswater Bridge

The Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been awarded the contract to design and build the new Bayswater train station, which includes a new ‘Bayswater Bridge’.

The King William Street bridge has become something of a local legend, with just 3.8m of clearance meaning it is frequently struck by trucks.

According to a website which tracks how many days it has been since the bridge was hit, it has been the victim of four incidents already in 2020.

WA company Decmil has also been awarded a significant contract for the Bayswater project.

The alliance will design and build a new four-platform station and associated track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works.

It will also build a rail turnback for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, a new bridge at the King William Street and Coode Street intersection, and make provisions to support a connection to the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

An artist impression of the north side of the new Bayswater station.
An artist impression of the north side of the new Bayswater station. Credit: Metronet

With a total project budget of $253 million, the Bayswater Station project is set to support more than 350 jobs.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the Metronet projects would support the WA economy during the tough times ahead.

Borer Sandy, pictured at the Bayswater Station development, part of Metronet.

WA Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffiotti tour the site.

Picture: Simon Santi The West Australian
Borer Sandy, pictured at the Bayswater Station development, part of Metronet. Simon Santi The West Australian Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said Bayswater would become an integral transport hub for the State.

“The heritage precinct of Bayswater is ready to support the jobs and innovation the station redevelopment brings,” she said.

 

Source: PerthNow

Premier Mark McGowan says Tonkin Gap will fix WA’s biggest road bottleneck

Weeks away from signing the deal

Premier Mark McGowan says his government is weeks away from signing a contract for the construction of the Tonkin Gap.

“This is a massive road and rail project that will be part of the Ellenbrook rail line and also solve the biggest road bottleneck in WA,” Mc McGowan said.

More than 120,000 cars and trucks use the section of Tonkin Highway between Morley and Redcliffe each weekday, causing a headache for drivers.

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said it was a well-known problem.

“Anyone who travels this route every day knows how congested it gets and the sooner it is completed the better it will be for all those travellers.”

The works, which are expected to create 3000 jobs, will mean the widening of Tonkin Highway to three lanes between Perth Airport and Ellenbrook, as well as the construction of new bridges over the Swan River (Redcliffe Bridge) and Guildford Road and interchanges at Guildford Road and Great Eastern Highway.

The median strips between Bayswater and Malaga will also be prepared to facilitate the Morley-Ellenbrook line.

Tonkin Gap Alliance has been selected as preferred proponent to build the Tonkin Gap project and associated works for the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line, marking another step forward for Western Australia’s infrastructure works program.

Mr McGowan said the project was part of a pipeline of major road projects – worth an estimated $2.37 billion which would create more than 13,000 jobs.

“In times like these it’s important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs – this will ultimately support the state’s wider economy.”

 

Source: PerthNow