Midland Station

New Midland Station

After more than 50 years, Midland Station will have a new home bringing it closer to the heart of the Midland Town Centre. The new station location will improve connections to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus, while maintaining the railway’s central role to enhance work opportunities and community life in the area.

The project supports Midland’s status as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre and strongly aligns with the program of urban renewal, being led by DevelopmentWA, to transform Midland into a contemporary urban centre.

The project will connect the passenger rail network to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility, which will bring significant new employment to Midland.

At the commencement of passenger services, the new Midland Station is expected to have 3,300 daily boarding’s, growing to 3,700 in 2031.

Project Features

The project will replace the ageing station infrastructure with a modern facility that can meet future demand and will include:

  • relocating Midland Station to the east of its existing location and demolition of the existing Midland Station building;
  • new 12-stand bus interchange and multi-storey car park with more than 600 bays at the location of the former Midland Station;
  • Cale Street level crossing by extending the existing Cale Street south to Yelverton Drive;
  • closing Helena Street level crossing to create new public spaces and safe connections between the bus interchange and station;
  • a 24/7 publicly accessible pedestrian overpass to connect the north and south sides of the rail corridor and provide access to all platforms during station operations;
  • more than 1km shared path along the northern side of the rail corridor, connecting to the existing cycle network at Morrison Road and Lloyd Street; and
  • 1.7km of new dual track connecting into the new Bellevue Depot.

Learn more and download our project fact sheet.

  • General Project

  • Why is a new Midland Station needed?

    The project will replace Midland's ageing 53-year-old station and infrastructure with a modern new facility, designed and built to modern passenger standards. If Midland Station was to stay in its current location, it would need to be significantly demolished and rebuilt to connect to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility and provide for future line extensions. The new location allows the station to be built offline, minimising overall disruption to passengers and the community.

  • How was the station location chosen?

    Extensive options studies for the new station’s location balanced improving access to the hospital, retail and commercial areas to the east, and maintaining connections to the Midland city centre. The analysis also considered Availability of suitable space, bus and vehicle access and maintaining good pedestrian links were also considered, and the chosen location balanced these needs best.

  • Is there potential for future expansion beyond Midland Station?

    As the new Midland Station allows for a connection to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility, it also allows for a potential future line extension.

  • Why was a station overpass chosen rather than an underpass?

    Options for alternative ways to access the station platforms and cross the rail were considered. Building an underpass has significantly more cost and complexities due to the high-water table and remediation of the soil after the area’s long rail and industrial history.

  • How will passengers access the new station’s platform?

    Passengers will be able to access the station from both Railway Parade and Yelverton Drive.

  • Is there a designated area for passenger pick up and drop off?

    Yes, a drop-off area has been planned for the station.

  • How will the New Midland Station connect into the surrounding bus network?

    Transperth continually review bus services to best align with local development and community needs. If any changes are required to the local bus network this will be determined closer to when the new station opens.

  • How will the new station encourage people to catch the train without needing to drive to the station first?

    There will be multiple options for getting to the new station. Connections will be improved with a new bus interchange, multi-level passenger car park, bicycle parking facilities and extension to the shared path. The concept design of the new station includes U-Rails and bicycle parking spaces therefore encouraging more people to travel to the station via bicycle.

  • How much will parking cost at the new station?

    Use of the car park at the new Midland Station will cost the same as parking at any Transperth station, which is currently $2 up to a 24hr period.

  • What environmental and sustainability issues is the project considering?

    There are many environmental issues that are required to be considered for incorporation into the design, including Water Sensitive Urban Design, landscaping and tree canopy coverage (including retention of existing trees where possible), and weather protection.

  • What impact will there be to vegetation?

    While every effort is made to avoid or minimise clearing, unfortunately removing some trees will be unavoidable. Given we are in the early planning stages of the project these details are yet to be determined. We take environmental considerations seriously and follow a thorough and detailed process with relevant environmental agencies and seek all necessary environmental approvals.

  • What is happening with the land around the station?

    Beyond the extent of the project scope, precinct planning and development remains the responsibility of the City of Swan and DevelopmentWA. DevelopmentWA’s METRONET East-Midland Master Plan establishes a number of objectives in support of the vision for the redevelopment project area.

  • What security measures will be in place at the station?

    The new station will be fitted with all the security measures that are standard at existing stations. This includes CCTV, lighting and clear lines of sight throughout the area. In the future as development occurs around the station, passive security will also increase as there will be more activity in the area.

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Community

New Midland Station Community Reference Group

The new Midland Station Community Reference Group (CRG) consists of residents and businesses that will help the project team identify local opportunities, issues and concerns. The group will act as a sounding board during the planning, construction and delivery phases of the project by collecting community enquiries and feedback for discussion in the meetings.

Formed in June 2021, CRG members were selected from 46 nominees reflecting a cross-section of demographics, geography and interests, opinions and experience.

The new Midland Station CRG members are:

  • Bronwyn Benporath
  • Giles Creelman (Swan Christian Education Association)
  • Amanda Dow (Midland PCYC)
  • Sarah Howlett (Midland Junction Collective)
  • Laura Ashley Leyland
  • Dr Brian Steels
  • Daniel Stefanelli (Swan Chamber of Commerce/Centrepoint Shopping Centre)
  • Mark Waite (Youth Futures WA)

The minutes of each meeting are below.


Community Survey

The New Midland Station Project maintains the railway’s central role to work and community life in the area with modern facilities that integrate into the area.

In January we asked the community what they would like to see at the new Midland Station.

197 of you gave us your feedback through our online survey, which will now be used to help inform the design process.

Key findings from the survey included:

  • nearly half of you want to see a station that has combination of modern and heritage design elements;
  • safety, parking and integration with the local area are the top three things that you think are important for the new station; and
  • almost half of you think that rail and rail history should be reflected in the public art at the new station.

Read the summary fact sheet on the results here.

Extension to Bellevue

The options analysis found that staging the extension to Bellevue after the new Midland Station is complete not only presents the best opportunity to manage the existing transport constraints in the Midland city centre but will also deliver the best land use outcomes.

In the meantime, work will continue in planning for a future rail extension to Bellevue or beyond.

Latest News

Preferred proponent named for Midland project

Preferred proponent named for Midland project

Midland Junction Alliance (McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia and BG&E) has been named the preferred proponent to design and construct the New Midland Station.

New Midland Station Community Reference Group announced

New Midland Station Community Reference Group announced

A Community Reference Group (CRG) for the new Midland Station has recently been established.

METRONET East approval unlocks vibrant station precincts

METRONET East approval unlocks vibrant station precincts

An exciting future is instore for Bayswater, High Wycombe and Midland station precincts, following the recent adoption of the METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme.

Call for nominations for the new Midland Station Community Reference Group

Call for nominations for the new Midland Station Community Reference Group

Residents, businesses and community groups in the Midland area are encouraged to apply to be part of the new Midland Station Project Community Reference Group (CRG).
 

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