VIDEO: The consortium which won the contract to build a new, six-platform railway station at the new Perth Stadium has begun construction, and the Department of Transport has released an animation detailing the process.
A consortium of Laing O’Rourke and AECOM was awarded a $100 million contract to build the new Stadium Station in March, beating out two competitors in the final procurement stage: John Holland, and a consortium of Brookfield Multiplex and Downer.
On August 5, WA minister for transport Dean Nalder announced the PRISM Alliance – of Laing O’Rourke, AECOM and the state’s Public Transport Authority – had begun construction at the station site.
In coming months, a pair of tower cranes will be erected on the site to enable the PRISM Alliance to start work on four of the platforms (i.e. two of the islands), and a second set of tracks.
Trains on the existing Armadale/Thornlie Line will then be swapped over to use the new tracks, so work on the final two-platform island can be completed.
“The station itself will cost about $40 million to build, with a further $60 million to be spent on the 11 kilometres of complex overhead wiring and track to support this world-class piece of infrastructure,” Nalder said.
Stadium Station will feature six platforms spread across three islands, connected with 11 lifts and a concourse which will take around 340 tonnes of steel to build.
Nalder released an animation of the planned construction program.
“This government is focused on delivering a smart transport solution for the new Perth Stadium with a series of integrated infrastructure including bike paths, a pedestrian bridge and a new train station,” the minister said.
Some work has already been completed near the station site, with Lend Lease Engineering contracted for work on Victoria Park Drive, where a bridge must be extended for new rail lines to cater for the new rail lines being built.