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12 level crossings to go as part of Armadale Line works

12 crossings to go as part of Armadale Line works

Boom gates at 12 level crossings are now closed and will soon be gone for good as part of a transformation of the Armadale Train Line in Western Australia.

The upgrades to the Armadale Train Line will include the construction of seven new stations, a total of 13 level crossings removed (Thomas Road over rail already delivered), 5.5 kilometres of elevated rail constructed and six hectares of new public open space created.

Among the level crossings being removed during the upgrades are Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Street, Wharf Street and Williams Street.

Boom gates at these sites have officially closed, with the removal of these level crossings to be amongst the first works on the project. The Armadale line will also close to allow for further works to be carried out, including the decommissioning and removal of tracks and other infrastructure within the rail corridor, and the demolition of old stations that are set to be rebuilt. Once demolition works are completed, piling for the new rail viaduct structure will begin.

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will also be delivered in parallel with the Armadale Line upgrade, which will see Perth’s first east-west connecting rail between the Mandurah and Armadale Lines, and two new stations built at Nicholson and Ranford Road. These combined works represent one of the largest public infrastructure projects that the state has ever seen.


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Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the project would provide “huge benefits” to the local community.

“This project is going to fundamentally change this 130-year-old train line, but we know to reach that destination, a period of disruption lies ahead,” she said.

“The first few weeks will likely be the most disruptive as people get used to new ways of getting around, but my transport agencies will monitor conditions very closely and if there are opportunities to improve traffic movement, we will.”

The temporary closing down of the Armadale line will begin with the closure of the entire line to facilitate the installation of turn backs at Victoria Park Strain Station.

Nearly 18,000 regular Armadale Line passengers have had six months’ free travel applied to their smart riders, in lieu of the disruption being caused to their commutes.

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