Byford Rail Extension

Byford Rail Extension

Residents in Byford and the wider Serpentine-Jarrahdale area will connect to the Perth CBD on a seamless 42-minute train journey once the Byford Rail Extension is complete.

The Armadale Line will be extended approximately 8km south to a new ground-level station in Byford, supporting one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

Armadale Station will be rebuilt as an elevated station with three nearby busy level crossings removed and replaced with elevated rail.

Other level crossings between Armadale and Byford will also be removed with alternative treatments to improve traffic flow and ease road congestion.

The project will kick-start development opportunities in the Armadale and Byford town centres, providing new and safe connections around the stations.

The Armadale Line Shutdown will begin on 20 November, with preparations ramping up for the removal of 13 level crossings, building seven new stations and the addition of 5.5 kilometres of elevated rail across three METRONET projects. Read more about the Armadale Line Shutdown.

Read more about the project on the Byford Rail Extension fact sheet.

Project Documents

Level Crossings

Removing level crossings has significant community benefits, such as increased road safety, reduced traffic congestion, and in some cases, create new opportunities and connections.

The Byford Rail Extension will be built in the existing rail corridor currently used by Australind rail services between Perth and Bunbury, with a number of level crossings to be addressed.

Level crossings will be removed by elevating the rail over the road:

  • Armadale Road
  • Forrest Road
  • Church Avenue

and elevating the road over the rail:

  • Eleventh Road
  • Thomas Road (works have already started).

The existing pedestrian level crossing at Frys Lane and Seventh Road will be rebuilt as a new pedestrian crossing under the elevated rail.

Byron Road level crossing will be permanently closed along with Larsen Road where a new pedestrian bridge over the rail will be built.

Clara Street West will be a new level crossing on the regional rail network creating an east-west connection for vehicles and pedestrians.




Public Space

We are creating new public spaces by transforming around six hectares of land in Armadale and Byford into a range of landscapes and activity areas for the community to enjoy. Feedback from the community through surveys, briefings, presentations, enquiries, events and reference groups has helped shape the designs of the public spaces. They showcase public art and reflect the local identity, flora and fauna, and Aboriginal culture. 

Read more about the community priorities for public spaces.

We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment through our tree retention strategy that involves retaining and protecting as many trees as possible, planting new and diverse trees, using local and native flora, providing a habitat for local fauna, and minimising water use. Read more about how we're Greening the Rail Corridor.

A development application for the Armadale Station precinct and public spaces has been submitted and further community feedback on the station and public space designs received during the public comment period is now being incorporated.
The public comment period for the  development application for the Byford Station and public space closed on 7 September. The application is currently being assessed by the WA Planning Commission.

Latest News

Marri Grove Primary School student art brightens Butcher Road Underpass

Marri Grove Primary School student art brightens Butcher Road Underpass

The new Thomas Road Over Rail Bridge at Byford has embraced the local character of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale community in its urban landscape and design with local school children leaving a built-in legacy along the bridge.  

Thomas Road Bridge is now complete

Thomas Road Bridge is now complete

The Thomas Road Bridge Project is now complete as a part of the METRONET Byford Rail Extension Project

Armadale Line Shutdown bus timetables released

Armadale Line Shutdown bus timetables released

Timetables for the new and enhanced bus services have been released today which will help passengers familiarise themselves with public transport options ahead of the Armadale Line Shutdown. 

Community encouraged to have their say on the new METRONET Byford Station

Community encouraged to have their say on the new METRONET Byford Station

Share your thoughts on the new Byford Station as part of the METRONET Byford Rail Extension.

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