Works Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

Works

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am–7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out-of-hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0475 228 618.


Site preparation (until March)

Works along the rail corridor near Carlisle Station, Milford and Cohn streets and Welshpool Road include:

  • stripping topsoil and building a hardstand for cranes and rigs to operate on
  • installing temporary fencing
  • collecting soil samples 
  • pruning and clearing vegetation
  • transporting materials to and from site.

Temporary Cannington bus interchange (until March)

Preparing the site for a temporary bus interchange near Cannington Station to support train replacement services during the Armadale Line Shutdown.

Works on Cecil Avenue and Lake Street include:

  • installing temporary fencing
  • excavating soil
  • clearing vegetation
  • establishing site offices
  • installing utilities and drainage
  • road works
  • moving materials and equipment to and from sites.


Transmission Lines

As part of removing the level crossings, Western Power’s overhead transmission lines are being moved out of the rail corridor to make room for works and elevated rail infrastructure. 

This is being delivered in two stages.

Stage One - underground transmission power and removing 10 large lattice towers north of Oats Street. These are the high voltage power lines on steel towers and steel poles. 

Stage Two - options are being considered to consolidate transmission lines south of Oats Street Station, which may impact some distribution assets. Design work is currently underway.

Read more on the Western Power fact sheet.


Power line relocation (until early-2023)

Underground cabling will be installed along Beatty Avenue, Swansea, Withnell and Somerset streets in East Victoria Park.

Works include:

  • fencing off a section of John Bissett Park for use as a laydown area
  • removing the road surface
  • digging trenches
  • installing cabling
  • resurfacing the road.

Works will occur in 100m sections to minimise disruption to residents and traffic management will be in place.

Armadale Line Shutdown

The 129-year-old Armadale Line is set to be transformed through major METRONET projects – the Byford Rail ExtensionVictoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal, and Thornlie-Cockburn Link

With the expanded project scope to include William Street level crossing, the planned 18-month shutdown will start in late-2023.

An extended shutdown means these METRONET projects can be built over a shorter timeframe and provide certainty for train replacement services.

To accomodate these services, temporary interchange facilities will be built and more information about these works, and train replacement services will be available in 2023.

For more information on the shutdown and to provide feedback, please visit Building For Tomorrow.

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