Two major METRONET contracts awarded

Contracts for the Bayswater Station upgrade and the Denny Avenue level crossing removal have been awarded.

Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been awarded the contract to design and build the new METRONET Bayswater Station project. Western Australian company Decmil will also be a contributor.

The Denny Avenue level crossing removal contract was awarded to Downer EDI.

The Bayswater Alliance will design and build a new four-platform station and  complete all associated track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works.

The alliance will also build a rail turnback for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, a new bridge at King William Street and Coode Street and will make provision to support a connection to the Morley-Ellenbrook line.

Bayswater Station, following this project, will be a major transport hub linking the Midland Line to the future Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley Ellenbrook Line.

With a total project budget of $253 million, the new Bayswater Station project is set to support more than 350 jobs and assist in WA’s COVID-19 economic recovery.

The Denny Avenue level crossing project will remove the Denny Avenue level crossing with a rail-over-road underpass at Davis Road.

Downer EDI will also complete civic infrastructure works that will focus on revitalising the Kelmscott town centre, tree planting and other landscaping works.

Denny Avenue is the first of up to eight level crossings to be removed under METRONET.

Early works on the project began last year with geotechnical testing, demolition of buildings and removal of a number of Railway Avenue trees.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said this year we have six METRONET projects underway, creating thousands of local jobs and creating opportunities for local businesses.

“The METRONET Bayswater Station upgrade and Denny Avenue level crossing removal projects, combined with construction of other nearby major projects like the Tonkin Gap and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will help support the WA economy through some tough times ahead,” Ms. Saffioti said.

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