WHILE preliminary works started in August, construction of the new Midland station will begin in full force this January and is slated for completion in 2025.
The project will see the relocation of Midland station to the east of its current location and demolition of the existing Midland station building.
The station will feature two new entry points, one on Railway Parade and the other on Yelverton Drive, with a 24/7 publicly accessible pedestrian overpass connecting the entry points.
Metronet said the new station’s contemporary design will reflect the local Noongar culture and landscape against the industrial backdrop of the Midland Railway Workshops.
As part of the project the Midland Junction Alliance has commissioned a series of public artworks – expressions of interest closed on December 15 and the shortlist will be announced January 29, 2024.
The Helena Street level crossing will be removed to create public spaces and connections between the bus interchange and station.
Works will begin in January for the new level crossing at Cale Street, extending the road south to Yelverton Drive, and are expected to be completed in mid-2024.
The historic English oak tree will also be relocated as part of the works.
A five-storey car park, with more than 800 bays including 20 ACROD bays and 10 motorcycle bays will be built at the location of the former Midland station, while additional short-term parking bays will be installed along both Railway Parade and Yelverton Drive.
A new bus interchange will be located between the northern station entry on Railway Parade and the multi-storey car park, and will include a covered central pedestrian footpath, 12 bus stands, toilets, and customer service facilities.
Additionally, almost 2km of new dual track will be laid, connecting the new Bellevue depot, which will allow for a future extension to Bellevue.