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Preferred proponents for METRONET projects

The preferred proponents have been announced for the METRONET Byford Rail Extension and METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal projects in WA.

The MetCONNX Alliance (comprising Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd, Pritchard Francis Consulting Pty Ltd and Kellog Brown & Root Pty Ltd) will design and construct the new Byford Rail Extension while the Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance (ALUA comprising Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd, BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, WSP Australia Pty Ltd and AECOM Australia Pty Ltd) have been selected to remove level crossings along the Armadale Line.

The new Byford Station will include up to 600 passenger parking bays, a new bus interchange and a new pedestrian connection across the rail line. As part of the eight-kilometre extension to the Armadale Line, passengers will enjoy a 42-minute train journey from Byford to Perth.

The Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project will see five level crossings removed along the Armadale Line by raising the rail over the road at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street and Wharf Street.

New elevated stations will also be built at Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Cannington, which will enable safer and improved rail connections to schools and businesses.

The alliance contract is expected to be awarded early next year.