METRONET Midland Station Project progresses towards construction

Monica Gameng   |   October 7, 2020
New Midland Station (cr: METRONET)

The METRONET Midland Station Project is progressing well towards construction and a Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released to market for the relocation of the station. 

Contractors can begin submitting proposals for the project and an alliance contract for this METRONET development is due to be awarded in mid-2021. 

“We have backed METRONET from the beginning and now it’s taking shape across Perth and the metropolitan area. 

“We are seeing activity ramp up at a time when WA needs infrastructure spending to boost the economy and create jobs as we come out of COVID-19,” Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said. 

The Midland Station Project will include: 

  • Building a new station between Helena and Cale streets with two platform faces long enough for six railcar trains, and a third platform for regional passenger trains 
  • Demolishing the existing Midland Station at Helena Street and replacing with a new bus interchange and multi-level passenger car park 
  • Bicycle parking facilities and shared path connections 
  • Helena Street level crossing to close, with a new crossing planned at Cale Street 
  • Extending the electrified rail line to the new Bellevue Depot 

“For many years now we have focused on reinvigorating Midland into a thriving commercial and residential centre, and a new Midland Station will be a big part of that. 

“This project will help support the western Australian economy through COVID-19 while also ensuring we are building the infrastructure needed for tomorrow. 

“This year alone we have seven METRONET projects under construction creating thousands of local jobs and opportunities for small local businesses with another three projects, including this one, now in procurement phase,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said. 

Midland mapMidland Station project map (source: METRONET)

The new location of the Midland Station better integrates with the area and it is going to be closer to the Midland Gate Shopping Centre as well as Midland Health Campus. 

In addition, the new Midland Station between Helena and Cale streets will help improve the local area through the delivery of new forecourts as well as create space for future developments around the precinct. 

“This new, more centralised location will improve the area’s connectivity and bring the station closer to both the Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus. 

“Midland will have a modern new station together with new community forecourts and option for future mixed-use developments,” State Member for Midland Michelle Roberts said. 

According to Federal Member for Hasluck the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, the new station will make a significant difference for the residents in the area as it will be easier for people coming from the hills and foothills to access the rail line. 

“This will make a big difference for all members of our community, especially those who use public transport to get to work or school. 

“By investing in our local infrastructure, we are unlocking the eastern corridor to support tourism and local development opportunitiesMr Wyatt said. 

Source: Government of Western Australia – Media Statements; Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; METRONET (1, 2

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