Claremont Station Project

Overview

A multi-million dollar project at Claremont Station will improve passenger’s experience at the station, increase service frequency and allow direct access to the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

Passengers travelling between Claremont and Perth CBD will greatly benefit when the Forrestfield-Airport Link opens, with a five-minute service frequency during peak times.

To allow this to happen, trains must be able to turn (back towards Perth) at a second location on the Fremantle Line. This arrangement is similar to infrastructure at Cockburn Station on the Mandurah Line. 

Following an analysis of potential options the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has identified Claremont Station as the preferred location for this infrastructure. Additionally, a broader upgrade of the station will be undertaken including improved bus facilities and bringing the station up to current accessibility standards.


Project Features

The Claremont Station project will include: 
  • Installing two turnback facilities west of Claremont Station
  • Realigning existing rail infrastructure
  • Upgrading station facilities
  • Improve bus facilities
  • Modifying the existing principal shared path (PSP)
  • Revising station access
The project is currently in development, with approximate project timing being: 
  • Late-2018: Design work commenced
  • 2020: Work starts
  • 2021: Expected completion

Construction

While the extent and timing of construction activities will be confirmed after the contractor is appointed, the following potential impacts are anticipated:
  • Passenger disruptions due to temporary line and station closures, with replacement buses operating
  • Temporary pedestrian and cyclist detours while realigning the shared path;
  • Noise and vibration associated with construction activities. Some construction activity is expected to take place outside of standard hours. 

All potential construction impacts will be clearly communicated to affected stakeholders as the project progresses.

Community

Community Advisory Group Meetings
A Community Advisory Group has been formed to work with the Claremont Station Project through the design and construction phase. The minutes of each meeting will be uploaded below. 

Project Documents

  • General Project

  • What will the upgrade include?

    The upgrade will see Claremont Station access meet current Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards. It will also include two new turnback facilities, supporting track work, upgraded bus facilities and realigning the Principal Shared Path (PSP).

  • Why do the trains need to run so frequently?

    To meet the expected growing demand for public transport from the Forrestfield-Airport Link and along the Fremantle and Midland lines, train frequency must increase. It is expected that during peak times, a train every five minutes will be needed. To support this service increase an additional turning point is needed to maintain the network’s efficiency.

  • Why does the western pedestrian level crossing have to be removed?

    This crossing is where the first turnback will be located. The turnback infrastructure moves trains from one track to another. It is unsafe to have pedestrians or cyclists crossing over moving rail infrastructure.

  • Will there still be access across the tracks if the western pedestrian level crossing is removed?

    Yes. The eastern pedestrian level crossing and the heritage bridge will remain so people can get across the tracks and to the station.

    The Public Transport Authority has a plan to extend all platforms on the Fremantle Line, to cater for six car trains. Before this happens the eastern pedestrian level crossing at Claremont Station will need to be removed to allow for the platform extension and an accessibility-compliant pedestrian overpass will be built

  • Why do you need to change the Principal Shared Path (PSP)?

    The new station access will require additional space either side of the tracks. This is likely to result in both temporary and permanent relocation of some sections of the PSP.

  • What is being done to ensure a safe interface between passengers and cyclists?

    The PTA will be trialling new slowing techniques on the PSP outside Claremont Station to ensure to safety of both pedestrians and cyclists. These methods will be finalised along with the station access design when the contractor is appointed.

  • Will heritage items be affected?

    Recognising the important history at Claremont Station, every effort will be made to preserve and protect heritage infrastructure as part of the upgrade.

  • The original design you released in May 2018 included a pedestrian overpass, why is it no longer part of the project scope?

    In May 2018 the Public Transport Authority announced the Claremont Station Project would include a pedestrian overpass approximately 70m east of the current heritage footbridge. Since the announcement the project team has progressed the design for all aspects of the project in consultation with various stakeholders, including the Town of Claremont.

    Feedback indicated that the proposed overpass concept design is not the preferred location to support town centre connectivity, and has now been postponed from the initial scope while work continues with the Town of Claremont to investigate options to maintain the north-south pedestrian connection that aligns with the town’s main street, Bay View Terrace.

  • Will any trees or plants be affected?

    Until the design is completed we do not know if any trees or plants will be impacted. However, we will work with the Town of Claremont to minimise any impact to existing plants. Landscaping will also be an important feature in the upgrade’s design.

  • When will the upgrade happen?

    Work is expected to start early-2020 and be completed in 2021.

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