New Midland Station
  • General Project

  • Why is a new Midland Station needed?

    The project will replace Midland's ageing 53-year-old station and infrastructure with a modern new facility, designed and built to modern passenger standards. If Midland Station was to stay in its current location, it would need to be significantly demolished and rebuilt to connect to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility and provide for future line extensions. The new location allows the station to be built offline, minimising overall disruption to passengers and the community.

  • How was the station location chosen?

    Extensive options studies for the new station’s location balanced improving access to the hospital, retail and commercial areas to the east, and maintaining connections to the Midland city centre. The analysis also considered Availability of suitable space, bus and vehicle access and maintaining good pedestrian links were also considered, and the chosen location balanced these needs best.

  • Is there potential for future expansion beyond Midland Station?

    As the new Midland Station allows for a connection to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility, it also allows for a potential future line extension.

  • Why was a station overpass chosen rather than an underpass?

    Options for alternative ways to access the station platforms and cross the rail were considered. Building an underpass has significantly more cost and complexities due to the high-water table and remediation of the soil after the area’s long rail and industrial history.

  • How will passengers access the new station’s platform?

    Passengers will be able to access the station from both Railway Parade and Yelverton Drive.

  • Is there a designated area for passenger pick up and drop off?

    Yes, a drop-off area has been planned for the station.

  • How will the New Midland Station connect into the surrounding bus network?

    Transperth continually review bus services to best align with local development and community needs. If any changes are required to the local bus network this will be determined closer to when the new station opens.

  • How will the new station encourage people to catch the train without needing to drive to the station first?

    There will be multiple options for getting to the new station. Connections will be improved with a new bus interchange, multi-level passenger car park, bicycle parking facilities and extension to the shared path. The concept design of the new station includes U-Rails and bicycle parking spaces therefore encouraging more people to travel to the station via bicycle.

  • How much will parking cost at the new station?

    Use of the car park at the new Midland Station will cost the same as parking at any Transperth station, which is currently $2 up to a 24hr period.

  • What environmental and sustainability issues is the project considering?

    There are many environmental issues that are required to be considered for incorporation into the design, including Water Sensitive Urban Design, landscaping and tree canopy coverage (including retention of existing trees where possible), and weather protection.

  • What impact will there be to vegetation?

    While every effort is made to avoid or minimise clearing, unfortunately removing some trees will be unavoidable. Given we are in the early planning stages of the project these details are yet to be determined. We take environmental considerations seriously and follow a thorough and detailed process with relevant environmental agencies and seek all necessary environmental approvals.

  • What is happening with the land around the station?

    Beyond the extent of the project scope, precinct planning and development remains the responsibility of the City of Swan and DevelopmentWA. DevelopmentWA’s METRONET East-Midland Master Plan establishes a number of objectives in support of the vision for the redevelopment project area.

  • What security measures will be in place at the station?

    The new station will be fitted with all the security measures that are standard at existing stations. This includes CCTV, lighting and clear lines of sight throughout the area. In the future as development occurs around the station, passive security will also increase as there will be more activity in the area.

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