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 Depot and Manufacturing 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.

A Request for Proposal process is currently under way. 

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 Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the northern side of the rail corridor, connecting to the existing cycle network at Morrison Road and Lloyd Street.
  • 1.7km of new dual track connecting into the new Bellevue Depot.

Learn more and download our project fact sheet.

  • General Project

  • Why can’t you refurbish or rebuild at the current Midland Station site?

    If Midland Station was to stay in its current location, it would need to be significantly demolished and rebuilt to allow a connection to the new railcar depot, and provide for future Midland Line extensions. This would cause significant disruption to urban and regional train passengers and people getting to the station. By building the new Midland Station in its proposed location, it can be built offline and therefore minimise overall disruption to passengers and the community.  The new station can also be designed and built to optimise the experience for current and future passengers and people using the station, with design elements that will be challenging to retrofit into the existing station.

  • Why can’t Helena Street level crossing stay open?

    The Helena Street level crossing will be closed as growth in freight rail operations as well as the trains travelling to the new station would mean that, if it remained open, the boom gates would be down for extensive periods of time. To maintain movement in the area a new crossing will open at Cale Street which will have fewer trains operating through it and thus less closure time and corresponding impacts on local connectivity across the rail corridor.

  • Why can’t the new station be built next to the hospital?

    The proposed new Midland Station location balances bringing the station closer to the town centre while ensuring a road connection is maintained through the area. If the station was closer to, or east of, Cale Street, moving the level crossing here would be difficult due to safety and the boom gates being down for a significant amount of time because of train movements.  This would negatively impact pedestrian, cycling and vehicle trips through the area.

  • Why was Cale Street chosen for the new crossing?

    Previous State and local planning for the Midland town centre identified Cale Street as a key ‘spine’ and connector road for the area. The other roads east of Midland Station were not planned or designed to cater for this type of movement.

  • Was a grade separation option considered for the level crossings?

    Grade separations were considered but are challenging due to the area’s built-up nature, land constraints and the need to cross both the passenger and freight rail. Work assessing grade separation options around Midland are ongoing as part of the Public Transport Authority’s long term plan to remove level crossings on the passenger network. The proposed level crossing at Cale Street will support connectivity across the rail corridor in the Midland town centre.

  • When will the line extend to Bellevue?

    During the options analysis phase, the complexities of extending the Midland Line to a station in Bellevue were further explored. Based on these complexities the extension to Bellevue will be delivered as part of the next stage of the project.

  • Was lowering or raising the rail and station considered?

    While the option to lower or raise the rail was carefully assessed, it was not deemed viable at this time. Also, with the freight line running through this area, the full benefits of connectivity provided by lowering or raising the passenger rail would not be possible.

  • What will a train ticket cost from the new Midland Station to the new Ellenbrook Station once operational?

    Midland Station passengers catching the train to Ellenbrook Station, once the new Morley-Ellenbrook Line is operational, will pay a two-zone fare, as long as they don’t tag off and on again while transferring trains at Bayswater.

  • How far is the station parking to the platform?

    The new multi-storey car park will be built immediately west of the current station with access from Victoria Street. The walk between the car park and the station’s platform will be approximately 400 metres.

  • Will the walkway between the car park/bus interchange and station be under cover?

    The walkway to the station from the car park and bus interchange will be partially covered. More details will be known once the alliance contractor is appointed and the design is finalised.

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Community

Community pop-up

The team will be popping up in Midland to answer your questions and provide the community more information on the projects. You can find us at the below locations:

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
  • 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.

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