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Work on Armadale Line now underway

Works underway on Armadale line.

Construction of the METRONET’s Carlisle elevated train station on the Armadale Line is underway in Western Australia.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Carlisle, one of seven new stations being built as part of the upgrades, could mark numerous benefits to the community including reduced congestion.

“The community is already starting to see how this project will provide significant benefits by reducing congestion, and delivering new public open space and modern infrastructure,” she said.

The new Carlisle Station will be made accessible with 57 parking bays, two ground level entrances serviced by stairs, four lifts, and bike storage.

The work underway within the next few months on seven new stations, the removal of 13 level crossings and the construction of 5.5 kilometres of elevated rail promises less busy roads.


 

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Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King acknowledged the scale of these upgrades.

“Seven train stations were also demolished to make way for the new elevated rail, giving a sense of the scale of this transformational nation-building project,” she said.

Saffioti said the new stations being built at Oats Street, Queens Park, Cannington, Beckenham, Armadale, and Byford are of particular focus.

“Works on the elevated structure will continue to progress in the coming weeks and months, with the focus being on the sites of our new train stations, which will allow construction of those new stations to commence,” she said.

It will also provide new public open spaces underneath the station, and elevated rail with plans for a playground, fitness park, nature play, and shared paths.

The METRONET Armadale Line upgrades are comprised of the Victoria Park Level Crossing Removal project, and the Byford Rail Extension project, which all form part of the METRONET program.

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