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Work begins on new train station as part of $1.9bn Forrestfield-Airport Link in WA


Posted by Monica Gameng

Work is now underway on the Airport Central Station box structure, as part of the $1.9 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project in Western Australia.

A construction site has been established at the Perth Airport – located near the control tower – and is ready for the tunnel boring machine to begin its journey through in early 2018. The tunnel boring machine will start its trip in Forrestfield by late July and will make its way through to Bayswater on a two-year journey.

As part of the new rail link, three new stations – Belmont Station, Airport Central Station and Forrestfield Station – will be built. Once the project is completed, Perth Airport users will be able to have access to an 18-minute train journey to the CBD.

“As well as creating 2,000 jobs throughout the life of the project, the Forrestfield-Airport Link will revolutionise public transport in the eastern foothills, and provide choice for how many of us travel to and from Perth Airport.

“The Forrestfield-Airport Link will provide affordable, efficient and quick access to the airport and eastern foothills – it will be a two-zone fare from the CBD,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

The Forrestfield-Airport Link project is aligned with the redevelopment plans for Perth Airport which will combine the domestic and international airport terminals.

Forrestfield-Airport Link is part of the METRONET project Stage One and is expected to be completed by late 2020.

“This important rail link was the number one priority of the METRONET vision.

“With work now underway, this project will deliver a significant jobs boost for Western Australians and help improve connectivity across suburbs,” said Premier Mark McGowan.

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Source: Government of Western Australia and The West Australian

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

Monica is a Marketing Assistant who handles blog content creation. She has a background in IT and has passion for research and writing.