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Electric trains are coming to Byford with the preferred station location now confirmed.
The new ground-level Byford Station will be built within the existing rail corridor, around 8kms south of Armadale Station, south of Evans Way and 400 metres north of Abernethy Road.
The Byford Rail Extension will improve access to the area and give more transport options for residents with a 42min train ride to the Perth CBD and improved bus connections.
The future Byford Station will include up to 600 parking bays, a new bus interchange and pedestrian crossing over the railway line will be built. The project will also see a new Australind platform and upgraded pedestrian overpass at Armadale Station.
In addition to taking cars off the road, the project will further help improve traffic flow by reconfiguring the Thomas Road level crossing into a road-over-rail bridge.
Options are still being considered for the other five existing vehicle level crossings and pedestrian crossing at Seventh Road. Potential solutions include road-over-rail, rail over existing roads or crossing closure.
As the project moves into the concept design phase, residents, workers, business owners, and land owners in Armadale and Byford areas are invited to share their thoughts on key elements of the design. A survey is open until 21 September and will provide insights into what is important to the community. These will be used to inform public art, surrounding area and station design elements.
Those living, working or travelling through the project area are invited to attend one of two sessions to ask questions and learn more about what this project might mean for the local community:
Thursday 3 September at 6:30pm
Register by 3 September on Eventbrite - byford-rail-online.eventbrite.com.au
Saturday 12 September
9am, 10am or 11am
Byford Town Hall, 9 Clifton Street Byford
Register at byford-rail-extension. eventbrite.com.au
*Please note there is no formal presentation and you can come to speak one-on-one with the project staff anytime during your registered session
The main construction contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2021, with construction set to begin later that year. Work on the Thomas Road Over Rail Project is expected to start in late 2020.
For more information on the Byford Rail Extension or the Thomas Road Over Rail project, see the project pages.