Engineering, Passenger Rail

Marmion shows off Forrestfield station designs

Spots for 2,500 cars, cycling facilities and eight bus bays are included in newly-revealed designs for Perth’s Forrestfield Station.

Forrestfield Station will make up part of the $1.8 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link, an 8.5-kilometre rail spur off Perth’s Midland Line, which will include twin-bored tunnels under the Swan River.

A design, construct and 10-year maintain contract, jointly-funded by the Federal and WA Governments, was awarded to a joint venture of Salini Impregilo and NRW last April.

WA transport minister Bill Marmion revealed a ‘first glimpse’ of the Forrestfield Station designs on January 4. He said the station would include a major car park and bus interchange, and is expected to open in 2020.

“With eight bus bays and four layover bays, up to 2,500 parking bays for vehicles, a kiss-and-ride lane and cycling facilities, people will have a multitude of travel choices when the station opens,” Marmion said.

“Passengers catching the train at Forrestfield Station will have a 20-minute CBD journey option – compared to up to 45 minutes by car.”

 

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