Forrestfield-Airport Link

Forrestfield-Airport Link

The Forrestfield-Airport Link is a jointly Federal and State Government funded $1.86 billion project which will radically improve the way people in the eastern foothills are connected with the CBD and wider Perth.

Completing the Forrestfield-Airport Link - an 8.5km three-station railway spur connected to the Midland Line near Bayswater Station – is part of the first stage of METRONET.

As well as creating a 20-minute train trip between the city and the eastern suburbs, once complete, the rail link will make access to Perth Airport quicker, easier and more affordable for Perth residents and visitors alike.

This project is about more than just boosting public transport options to the airport, or between the city and the eastern suburb. It will also be a catalyst for significant residential and commercial development in the areas around the three new stations – at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe, creating opportunities for local businesses and local communities alike.

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The project is an important step in improving public transport options for our eastern suburbs. In the first year of operations the Forrestfield-Airport Link is expected to generate 20,000 passenger trips every day – increasing to 29,000 daily by 2032. 

With three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe, the new train line will:

  • provide a viable alternative to car travel between the eastern suburbs and Perth; 
  • enable Perth Airport to continue growing as a nationally important centre of employment, commerce and international trade;
  • encourage domestic and international tourism with improved access between Perth Airport and the city; and
  • boost employment, residential and economic growth by encouraging transit oriented development around the new suburban train stations at Redcliffe and High Wycombe.

Each new station presents different opportunities for their local communities.

Latest News

METRONET Airport Line launches

METRONET Airport Line launches

The official opening of the new METRONET Airport Line was marked by the first train leaving High Wycombe Station yesterday. 

Win a ticket to ride the first METRONET Airport Line passenger train!

Win a ticket to ride the first METRONET Airport Line passenger train!

Twenty* lucky people will win a ticket to the official opening and board the first train along the much anticipated METRONET Airport Line.

Community Open Day to celebrate Airport Line opening

Community Open Day to celebrate Airport Line opening

The METRONET Airport Line is ready for take-off, and we’re ready to celebrate!

Transforming the way communities connect to METRONET Airport Line and new stations

Transforming the way communities connect to METRONET Airport Line and new stations

The State Government has announced changes to the metropolitan bus network to service the new METRONET Airport Line and better link the community to the line’s new stations.

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