Project ahead

Project ahead

The underground bus station as part of the Perth City Link Project will begin about six months ahead of schedule, the State Government has announced.

The rail component of the multi-million dollar project, including sinking the Fremantle Line, was originally initially due for completion in the middle of next year.

The early completion of this part of the project means work on the below ground bus station can start in the New Year.

Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss says the $360million rail component is being delivered early and on budget.

"The next component - moving the bus station below ground, can now start in the new year, six months ahead of schedule."

WA Transport Minister Troy Buswell says work is still taking place on the pedestrian underpass that will link Perth Underground and Perth Station, which will open before Christmas.

"The early completion of the rail component of this world-class project has allowed work to begin on the construction of a temporary bus station on the Roe Street side of the Perth City Link site," says Buswell.

"This will be in use while the $249million underground bus station is being constructed."

Buswell says while there has been some disruption for rail passengers during the project, it has been kept to a minimum.

"There’s no denying there has been some disruption for passengers but it has been well managed and the end result will make it all worthwhile," he says.

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