Engineering, Passenger Rail

RFP released for Bayswater station upgrade

WA’s Public Transport Authority is seeking contractors to upgrade Bayswater station as part of the state’s Metronet urban rail program.

PTA said on April 11 it was seeking contractors to design and construct the upgrade, releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the market.

The upgraded station will form the vital junction of the future Morley-Ellenbrook line, the under-construction Forrestfield-Airport Link, and the existing Midland line.

“The successful bidder will be required to demonstrate its ability to design and construct the station and the bridge over the King William Street/Coode Street underpass while the Midland Line remains operational,” PTA said.

“The alliance will also complete track, signalling, civil, drainage, and overhead line works along with building retaining walls, delivering communications and control systems, and public spaces.

“The RFP submissions will also need to show how the parties will work around other major transport projects taking place around the Bayswater area, and deliver a value-for-money solution which minimises community impacts.”

At the end of the tender process, the successful alliance will also assist with work on the Morley-Ellenbrook line by providing the connection between the Midland Line and the future rail project.

RFP applications close in May, with a start of construction targeted by the end of 2019.

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