Engineering, Passenger Rail

Two shortlisted for Bayswater station build

The WA government has shortlisted two alliances to potentially build the new Bayswater station in north-east Perth, to handle future services on the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the Morley-Ellenbrook line.

A team of Georgiou Group and Lendlease will compete with a team of Coleman Rail and Decmil for the contract, which is part of the state’s Metronet rail program.

Bayswater, currently a one-island, two-platform station serving the Up and Down tracks on the Midland line, will mark the start of the future rail line to connect Morley and Ellenbrook. The in-construction extension out to Forrestfield via Perth Airport will also connect to the existing network just north of Bayswater.

The successful bidder will be required to design and construct the new rail bridge and station while minimising impacts to Midland line traffic.

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

“The new Metronet Bayswater station will become a major hub of our world-class rail network, with connections to the Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook line,” state transport minister Rita Saffioti said.

“With multiple Metronet projects on track, it’s an incredible time for the public transport industry in WA, as we see our future network constructed.”