Major Changes to Train Services

Upcoming Fremantle Line Disruptions

To build the new turnbacks at Claremont Station, eight weeks of intensive construction activity will take place for two months from 5 February until 5 April 2021.

This will see major service impacts to the Fremantle Line during this work, including:

  • No trains stopping at Claremont Station, with bus services only operating
  • Several Line closures, with train replacement buses operating. Specific details are found on the Transperth website.
  • Fremantle Line services between Showgrounds and Fremantle stations reduced to a 30-minute frequency with passengers required to change trains at Cottesloe Station (some passengers may also need to change at Showgrounds)

Detailed passenger service information is available on the Transperth website

These new turnbacks are an important part of the Claremont Station Project. Once completed they will allow more trains to run between Claremont Station and the CBD during peak times and provide direct access to the new Airport Line from Claremont Station. Claremont Station is also being refurbished during this period.

Visit the Transperth website or download the Transperth app to sign up for My Alerts to stay informed on the upcoming disruptions.

We also encourage those living and working in the area to sign up for project updates and view the FAQs to find out about the other impacts associated with these works.

Out-of-hours works (February – April)

As these are significant works to complete in this timeframe, they are being completed 24/7 from Friday 5 February 2021 to the evening of Tuesday 5 April 2021.

To limit disruptions, noise will be managed through:

  • A Local Government Authority approved noise management plan;
  • Where feasible and practical, temporary acoustic barriers will be installed to reduce noise impacts;
  • Undertaking noisy works as early as possible each night shift; and
  • Choosing equipment which will be the quietest reasonable at the time.

Heat map

The map below shows a daily overview of the upcoming works, and the expected level and areas of impact.

  • High (examples include vibratory roller, unloading heavy material)
  • Medium (examples include vehicle movements, working at height on steel structures)
  • Low (examples include cabling works)

March 5

March 6

March 7

Construction Noise and Vibration Monitoring

Noise and vibration monitoring is being undertaken by a qualified and experienced acoustic consultant during the construction works occurring between 5 February 2021 until 6 April 2021.  The results can be found in the following reports.

Below are the noise management results for the 8-week major works.

Construction Overview

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Construction activities for the Claremont Station Project will mainly take place between Showgrounds, Claremont and Swanbourne stations, with some additional work occurring west of Swanbourne Station. 

The works are currently scheduled to be complete during the second half of 2021.

While extensive effort is made to minimise disruption to the surrounding community, the following impacts can be expected throughout the construction program:

  • Transperth service impacts due to temporary line and station closures;
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements;
  • Principal Shared Path (PSP) and footpath diversions;
  • Clearing of vegetation within the rail reserve and on PTA-managed land, and
  • Out-of-hours construction activity where full access to the rail line is required.

Major construction impacts including out-of-hours work and Transperth service disruptions will be communicated in advance to affected stakeholders. To keep updated, register for METRONET project updates and Transperth Travel Alerts.  

For questions about the project’s construction activities, please email or call 9326 3666.

Upcoming out-of-hours work

Where access to the Fremantle Line is required to safely undertake construction activities, work will occur outside standard construction hours (Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm). Details of these works will be provided below as they occur. If you have any concerns during this out-of-hours work, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0419 753 161.

Claremont Station - Friday 5 February to Monday 5 April 

Night works will occur between 7pm and 7am, including the following activities: 

  • Installing two turnbacks west of Claremont Station
  • Improving station accessibility to meet the Disability and Discrimination Act
  • Permanently removing the western pedestrian crossing
  • Temporarily opening the new pedestrian underpass (with completion post-major works)
  • Relocating the eastern pedestrian crossing

To limit disruptions, noise will be managed through:

  • A Local Government Authority approved noise management plan;
  • Where feasible and practical, temporary acoustic barriers will be installed to reduce noise impacts;
  • Undertaking noisy works as early as possible each night shift; and
  • Choosing equipment which will be the quietest reasonable at the time.

Current and upcoming traffic impacts

Shenton Road Closure (5 March until early April 2021)

Shenton Road between Davies Road and Graylands Road will be closed while construction of the new rail line between Claremont and Showgrounds stations begins.

Works will include drainage, earthworks and wall construction along Shenton Road. The closure of Shenton Road is required due to the proximity of works to the road and wall material storage during installation, and loading and unloading of wall panels.

The following traffic arrangements will be in place:

  • Shenton Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Davies Road and Graylands Road, and a detour will be in place via Davies, Lapsley and Graylands roads.
  • The existing principal shared path and Shenton Road westbound will become part of the work area.
  • Shenton Road eastbound lane will be bi-directional for cyclists.
  • Traffic controllers will assist cyclists and pedestrian traffic across the intersection.
  • The traffic signals at Shenton Road and Davies Road will be modified.

Works will take place 24/7.

Principal Shared Path diversion: Graylands Road to Scotch College (July 2020 to March 2021)

To facilitate project works, Principal Shared Path (PSP) diversions are in place between Graylands Road and Scotch College as per the map below.

Construction Vehicle Access Requirements: Claremont Crescent – Australind Street to Stirling Road (July 2020 to March 2021)

To facilitate the PSP diversion described above, and to allow construction vehicles to safely access the rail reserve, a temporary closure of Claremont Crescent between Australind Street and Stirling Road is in place as follows:

  • Westbound lane closed to create a temporary PSP;
  • Claremont Crescent to be one-way for motorists, accommodating eastbound traffic only, from Australind Street to Stirling Road. However, access will be closed for short periods of time when construction vehicles require safe entry to the rail.

Claremont Crescent East: Shenton Road and Stirling Road (until 30 April 2021)

Works have progressed to construct the pedestrian underpass. Although the pedestrian underpass is incomplete, it is accessible and open to pedestrians to cross under the rail line.

The remaining underpass works will be completed after the major track works period following 5 April. In the interim, a temporary barrier is in place to maintain safety between the road and excavation area.

For safety reasons, Claremont Crescent East will continue to be reduced to a single lane, one-way traffic flow, which will operate eastbound between Shenton Road and Stirling Road.

Due to the traffic arrangements, street parking on Claremont Crescent East is unsafe, and will be restricted. Those on Claremont Crescent East, have been provided access to additional parking.

As well as the road closures, the car park on Claremont Crescent adjacent to The Goods Shed, will be closed. The Transperth car park on Davies Road has additional parking bays and are available to replace this parking for the duration of the closure. 

Vegetation Clearing

Where clearing of vegetation within the Public Transport Authority (PTA) rail reserve is unavoidable, the PTA holds a Permit to Clear Native Vegetation issued by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

The Permit authorises the PTA to undertake native vegetation clearing within the fenced rail reserve for the purposes of material lay down and rail realignment.

In due course, the PTA will undertake revegetation at:

  • Shenton Road, east of Claremont Station;
  • Claremont Crescent east, near the junction of Stirling Road, in consultation with the Town of Claremont; and
  • Gugeri Street, opposite the Claremont shopping precinct.

Reinstatement of the southern verge of Claremont Crescent west will be undertaken in consultation with the Town of Claremont.

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