The latest WA public transport project includes a massive new bus interchange to deliver services to the region
The Western Australian government has announced that major works have begun on the latest METRONET station, with the Midland Station project including state-of-the-art train and bus facilities to meet community needs.
The project will build a modern, three-platform station between Helena and Cale streets, bringing it closer to the heart of Midland’s town centre and improving connectivity to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus.
The new station will include a 12-stand bus interchange, a multi-storey car park with more than 800 parking bays and secure bike parking servicing both Midland and the wider hills communities.
Once rail services are moved to the new station expected to occur in early 2025 the existing 55-year-old station will be decommissioned and demolished.
The $330 million New Midland Station project is jointly funded by the federal and Western Australian governments and will be built by the Midland Junction Alliance (McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia Pacific and BG&E).
“Our suburbs deserve top-quality public transport infrastructure and my government is delivering for local communities,” WA premier Roger Cook says.
“The New Midland Station is a significant investment into Midland’s future, providing a modern facility in the heart of the town centre, building on the unique rail heritage of the area.
“METRONET is powering ahead right across Perth, from Yanchep and Ellenbrook to Midland and Byford, with our major investment into public transport setting up our suburbs and communities for the future.”
Federal transport minister Catherine King says the federal government’s commitment to the METRONET project will result in vital transport infrastructure in expanding Perth suburbs.
“The METRONET partnership with the Western Australian government will continue to boost the economy for years to come by providing long-term business opportunities, supporting the growth of vibrant urban centres through integrated transport and providing sustainable alternative transport options,” King says.