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Two METRONET projects on the Armadale Line have taken a major step forward with procurement underway for the Byford Rail Extension and Level Crossing Removals at Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road.
A Request for Proposal has been released for the two projects, and contractors are invited to submit for the alliance contracts to deliver the projects.
The inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals contract will look to remove Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road, which had $415m allocated in the 2019/20 State budget. Planning work will continue for the Hamilton, Wharf and William streets’ crossings.
Recent community feedback on the project to elevate the rail in these areas, has also shown that improving station accessibility and increasing shelter at stations are potential opportunities for the project, which will see Oats Street and Carlisle stations being rebuilt.
To ensure that the project creates versatile spaces for the community, any potential contractors will also need to show how they will achieve positive design outcomes for new public spaces under the rail.
At the end of the Armadale Line, the Byford Rail Extension will extend the line around 8km south to a new station in Byford, which will be located south of Evans Way. The new station will be built within the existing rail corridor, including a bus interchange and up to 600 parking bays.
If you’re a local WA business interested in helping us reshape the Armadale Line, be on the front foot by registering on our Construction Business Register
The successful proponent will be provided our list of registered businesses to help them identify potential local suppliers and sub-contractors for the work.
A list of shortlisted proponents for each of these projects will be released in early 2021.