Midland and Airport line shutdown for alignment 

The lines will be shut from March 28 to April 8 for new alignment and platforms work at the Bayswater station.
February 29, 2024

THE Midland and Airport line will be shut down for 10 days as part of essential rail alignment works for the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook line and Bayswater station projects.

During the shutdown, from March 28 to April 8, essential works will see the relocation of the Midland line to a new alignment and platform at the Bayswater Station.

When train services resume, the trains travelling away from the Perth CBD on the Midland and Airport lines will be available from platform four on the newly completed northern side of Bayswater Station, while services to Perth will continue from platform one.

After the shutdown, platform two, which had been in use for trains travelling away from Perth on the Midland and Airport lines will not be operational and will remain closed until the Morley-Ellenbrook line opens.

It’s the last time there will be an extended shut of the Midland and Airport lines to facilitate essential works on the Bayswater station and Morley-Ellenbrook line projects.

The shutdown will impact the Prospector and MerredinLink train with services terminating at Midland Station. No replacement services will be operating between East Perth Terminal and Midland Station.

The Indian Pacific will terminate at Kewdale Freight Terminal with a coach service to East Perth operating for Indian Pacific passengers.

Train replacement bus services will be operating during the shutdown with Transperth providing information in coming weeks to inform passengers of alternative options available.

When the project is completed, the new Bayswater station will be the connection point to the Midland, Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines, and provide more travel options to Perth Airport, the Swan Valley, Perth, and beyond.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said she acknowledged the shutdown will be inconvenient, but was necessary to progress the final steps in connecting the new Bayswater Station to the Midland, Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines.

“This is the last time we will need to undertake an extended shutdown on the Midland and Airport lines to facilitate essential works on the Metronet Bayswater station and Morley-Ellenbrook line.

“The completion of the rail realignment represents the final stage of construction on the new Bayswater station – a project that has completely transformed the Bayswater town centre, and delivered the biggest train station outside of the CBD.

“We carefully considered the timing of this closure to ensure it had the least amount of impact possible, which is why we have targeted the Easter school holidays.

“When the project is completed, Bayswater Station will become a key public transport hub, giving passengers an easy way to access the Airport, Swan Valley, and the Perth CBD.”

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