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
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.
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.
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.