The 129-year-old Armadale Line is set to be transformed through major METRONET projects – the Byford Rail Extension, Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal, and Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
These projects include extending the train line to Byford, tying in the Thornlie-Cockburn Link at Thornlie Station, and elevating the rail throughout Victoria Park and Cannington.
To enable work on these three projects to occur as quickly and safely as possible, the Armadale Line will be shut for up to 18 months, starting in early-2023.
An extended shutdown means these METRONET projects can be built over a shorter timeframe and provide certainty for train replacement services.
A number of shutdown options were examined, with the extended shutdown the least disruptive over the longer term and allows the project to be undertaken faster with a safer workplace environment.
Planning to reduce the impact of this significant disruption is already underway and the exact timing of the shutdown will be confirmed later this year along with further information on train replacement services.
Thousands of local jobs will be supported and created through these projects, with the final scope, cost, and timeframes to be confirmed once contracts are awarded.
For more information on the shutdown and to provide feedback, please visit Building For Tomorrow.