Claremont Station Upgrade
  • General Project

  • Why are works occurring at Claremont station?

    To increase service frequency and allow direct access to the future Airport Line, new rail infrastructure called a turnback is being installed so Airport Line trains can drop passengers off at Claremont Station and use the turnbacks to turn around and head back the way they came.

  • What is a turnback?

    A turnback is a piece of rail infrastructure that allows trains to change tracks and turn back towards the direction they have come from. The turnback will support daily operations on the Forrestfield-Airport Link and Fremantle Line, as well as allowing services to continue operating if an incident or shutdown occurs on either of these lines.

  • Why was Claremont Station chosen for the turnbacks?

    The location of the new turnbacks balances both the physical space required in the rail corridor and finding a solution that will optimise future train operations. Claremont is perfectly located as a key centre point approximately half way between Perth and Fremantle, with the resulting service improvements expected to benefit the area’s ongoing growth, along with other key established and planned destinations.

    Claremont also provides several bus routes which was a requirement for an end-of-line station for the Airport Line.

  • Why does the western pedestrian level crossing have to be removed?

    This crossing is where the first turnback will be located. The turnback infrastructure moves trains from one track to another. It is unsafe to have pedestrians or cyclists crossing over moving rail infrastructure.

  • Will there still be access across the tracks if the western pedestrian level crossing is removed?

    Yes. The eastern pedestrian level crossing and the Heritage Bridge will remain so people can get across the tracks and to the station.

    The Public Transport Authority has a plan to extend all platforms on the Fremantle Line to cater for six car trains. Before this happens, the eastern pedestrian level crossing at Claremont Station will need to be removed to allow for the platform extension and an accessibility-compliant pedestrian overpass will be built.

  • Why do you need to change the Principal Shared Path (PSP)?

    The new station access will require additional space either side of the tracks. This is likely to result in both temporary and permanent relocation of some sections of the PSP.

  • Will heritage items be affected?

    Recognising the important history at Claremont Station, every effort will be made to preserve and protect heritage infrastructure as part of the upgrade.

  • The original design you released in May 2018 included a pedestrian overpass, why is it no longer part of the project scope?

    Since the original designs were released work has progressed in consultation with various stakeholders, including the Town of Claremont.

    Feedback indicated that the proposed overpass concept design was not the preferred location to support town centre connectivity. It has been postponed while work continues with the Town of Claremont to investigate options to maintain the north-south pedestrian connection that aligns with the town’s main street, Bay View Terrace.

  • Will any trees or plants be affected?

    Removing some trees is unavoidable. The project team will work with the Town of Claremont regarding the replacement of any removed trees. 

  • Will there be out-of-hours work?

    Yes. To minimise impact to rail operations, some out-of-hours work must occur. All out-of-hours work will follow a Noise Management Plan and affected residents will receive advance notification. 

    However, where practical or possible, work will be planned to take place during standard construction hours of 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. 

  • 2021 Major Works

  • What will occur during the eight-week major works period?

    The works that will occur between 5 February and 5 April 2021 will include:

    • Installing two turnbacks west of Claremont Station
    • Track alignment
    • Reconstructing and extending the station’s island platform to align with the new track and comply with the Disability and Discrimination Act
    • Permanently removing the western pedestrian crossing
    • Temporarily opening the new pedestrian underpass (with completion post-major works)
    • Relocating the eastern pedestrian crossing.

  • How long will the major works go on for?

    The major works are scheduled for an eight-week intensive period from 5 February and will finish on 5 April 2021. Works will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Construction activities will then continue after this period during regular hours from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Some out-of-hours works may occur on an as needs basis in accordance with appropriate approvals. The local community will be notified in advance of any out-of-hours works.

  • Will the works be noisy?

    Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance, however some noise is unavoidable. All works will comply with a Construction Noise Management Plan approved by the Town of Claremont, and a Construction Environmental Management Plan,

    Best practice measures will be implemented for all construction activities including compliance with Australian Standard 2436-2010 Guide to noise and vibration control on construction, demolition and maintenance sites. The equipment used will be the quietest reasonably available.

  • Will pedestrians be able to access Claremont Station?

    Claremont Station will be closed during the major works. However, the heritage bridge will remain accessible for pedestrians to cross over the train line and scheduled bus services will still run to and from the station.

    Furthermore, the eastern pedestrian crossing will be closed during the major works and relocated 25 metres east. This will be open from 6 April.

    The western pedestrian crossing will be permanently decommissioned on 5 February. To access to and from Gugeri Street to Claremont Crescent, pedestrians can use the new western pedestrian underpass, which will be open during the works.

  • Where can I find detailed passenger service information?

    Passengers should visit the Transperth website or Transperth app for more information. Go to the Journey Planner for details about train and bus timetables, and subscribe to My Alerts to receive notifications of upcoming disruptions.

  • Who can I contact during these works?

    For more information about Claremont Station Project, please call 9326 3666 during business hours, or email info@metronet.wa.gov.au. To register for project updates, visit https://www.metronet.wa.gov.au/register-for-updates.  

  • Will parking still be available at the station?

    Parking off Leura Avenue will be closed from 5 February to 6 April. Transperth’s underground multistorey parking at Claremont Oval off Davies Road will remain open.

  • How will noise impacts be mitigated?

    The PTA endeavour to mitigate noise through:

    • A Town of Claremont approved noise management plan
    • Where feasible and practical, temporary acoustic barriers will be installed to reduce noise impacts
    • Undertaking noisy works as early as possible each night shift;
    • Choosing equipment which will be the quietest reasonable at the time; and
    • Use of broadband squawkers for reversing alarms. 

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