Two contracts awarded for METRONET project in Western Australia


The state government of Western Australia has awarded two contracts for the Bayswater Station upgrade and the removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing as part of the METRONET project.

Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has secured a contract to design and build the new A$253m ($165.5m) METRONET Bayswater Station project. Western Australian company Decmil has been selected to work on the Bayswater project.

The Bayswater Alliance will be responsible for designing and building a new four-platform station as well as all associated track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works.

The scope of the work also includes the construction of rail turnback for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, a new bridge at King William Street/Coode Street and making provision to support a connection to the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

The new Bayswater Station project is expected to create more than 350 jobs. The project will form a junction for the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti: "This year alone we have six METRONET projects underway, creating thousands of local jobs and creating opportunities for local businesses.

"When complete, the new METRONET Bayswater Station will transform Bayswater into a major transport hub servicing the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, and a new station is integral to this.”

The Western Australia government has also awarded a contract to Downer EDI to remove the Denny Avenue level crossing, which represents the first of up to eight level crossings to be removed under METRONET.

The Denny Avenue level crossing project involves the removal of both rail and road components with a rail-over-road underpass at Davis Road.

Downer EDI will also provide a civic infrastructure component to revitalise the Kelmscott town centre, tree planting and other landscaping works.

Illustration of the new Bayswater Station in Western Australia. (Credit: METRONET).

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