Bayswater Station

New Bayswater Station

The new Bayswater Station project will become a key METRONET precinct with the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line connections, giving people the option to travel to the Airport, Swan Valley tourist region, the CBD and beyond.

While this complex project marks the first part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, it also looks to balance priorities identified during stakeholder and community consultation, such as improving connections across the railway, allowing for increased bus services to the station, improving cycling and pedestrian movements and creating a rail bridge and station that fits within and compliments the town centre.

In April 2020, Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) were selected as the preferred Alliance to design and construct the new Bayswater Station. Updated designs released in October 2020 include architectural treatments that reflect the town’s rail heritage, inspired by the fluting prominent on Perth’s current and past passenger trains. These treatments build on the structural designs that were released in May 2020.

The new Bayswater Station project will support more than 350 jobs. Any WA Government roles associated with the project are advertised on the WA Jobs Board. Project roles will be advertised through Coleman Rail.

Project Features

Prioritising pedestrians

Located in the heart of the town centre, the new Bayswater Station design prioritises pedestrians. Ways in which the project is doing this includes:

  • Railway Parade (between Coode Street and Beechboro Road South) will be a drop-off zone for buses and cars, with reduced traffic volume and two dedicated pedestrian crossings;
  • additional pedestrian crossings on Whatley Crescent and at nearby traffic lights connect the station to the town centre; and 
  • traffic changes around the new station are designed to reduce thoroughfare vehicle traffic in the Bayswater town centre, making the area more pedestrian friendly.


  • Constructing a new four-platform station, complete with passenger amenities and that is long enough to accommodate six-car trains on a rail bridge over King William-Coode streets
  • Two station entrances to reduce road crossing and to provide alternative emergency exits 
  • An elevated Principal Shared Path will be built along the Whatley Crescent side of the rail bridge
  • Two single escalators providing passenger access to each island platform, accompanying sets of stairs and lifts.

Public space

  • Hamilton Street public space that follows the area’s natural geography for pedestrian connections from a lowered Whatley Crescent to Hamilton Street 
  • Five activation spaces will integrate with the Bayswater town centre, bringing a blend of usable space for locals, passengers and businesses.

Traffic changes and modelling

  • Integrating bus services with the local road network without requiring buses to turn in residential streets or operate from a large bus interchange within the town centre
  • Realigning Whatley Crescent to link with Beechboro Road South.
  • Reducing Whatley Crescent to a single lane in both directions from King William Street to Garrett Road.
  • Railway Parade, between Coode Street and Rose Ave allowing for eastbound traffic only.
  • Removal of the signalised intersection at Coode Street and Railway Parade.
  • Upgrading the pedestrian underpass at Leake Street.


  • Removal of approximately 180 Transperth Passenger parking bays along Whatley Crescent
  • Additional parking at Meltham and Ashfield stations to offset the loss of parking at Bayswater Station (open as of October 2020)

The City of Bayswater has developed a parking strategy for the broader town centre.


METRONET’s ethos is to seek community feedback wherever possible.

Recognising the important role Bayswater Station has plays in the town centre, this is the most extensive community engagement ever undertaken for the redevelopment of a train station in Perth.

We thank the hundreds of community members who have taken the time to talk to us; there will continue to be opportunities to speak with the project team as part of ongoing activities to ensure a great outcome for the community.

Keeping the community informed is a key project priority. Community members can stay up to date in a number of ways:

Construction: Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group (CAG) was formed to act as a sounding board regarding the look and feel of the new station and public spaces, as well as impacts throughout the construction phase.

The CAG members were selected from the applicants to ensure representation of a range of demographics, geographics, interests, opinions and experience. The Community Advisory group members are:

Damien Hassan - resident, Clare Chamberlain - resident, Julie Osyka - resident, Georgia Kennedy - resident, Ben Dellar - resident, Jarrad Oakley - resident, Jessica Ferguson – resident, Patrick Jordan – resident, David Lee - Baysie Rollers, Angie Maher - Bayswater Deserves Better, Kevin Kidd - Future Bayswater, Keith Clements - Bayswater Historical Society, Greg Da Rui - Bayswater Traders Association, Doug Pearson - City of Bayswater. 

The METRONET team works with the CAG in the design development and construction phase of the project.

The minutes of each meeting are below.


Past consultations

Recognising the important role Bayswater Station has plays in the town centre, this is the most extensive community engagement ever undertaken for the redevelopment of a train station in Perth.

While the CAG is tasked with representing the interests and views of the community and will help the project team identify local opportunities, issues and concerns and sharing project information with the wider community, we also encourage you to stay informed as the project progresses.

Past consultations have included:

Plus numerous community drop-in sessions and event pop-ups which will continue as the project progresses.

  • November 2019 – Bayswater School Fete
  • June 2019 – Bayswater 3D model drop-in (x2)
  • April 2019 – City of Bayswater Autumn River Festival
  • March 2019 – Bayswater Street Festival
  • January 2019 – Community drop-in session
  • December 2018 – Community drop-in session (x2)
  • October 2018 – Community drop-in session
  • April 2018 – Community drop-in Session (x2)


Concept Design: Community Advisory Group – 2018 

Throughout the early design phase the team worked with a City of Bayswater Community Advisory Group to capture feedback on the design work as it progressed.

Below are the minutes of these meetings.

Meeting 1 | 11 June 2018 – Minutes
Meeting 2 | 9 July 2018 – Minutes
Meeting 3 | 25 September 2018 – Minutes
Meeting 4 | 29 October 2018 – Minutes

Precinct Planning

Integrating with the town centre

The new Bayswater Station is more than just a train station, the station precinct includes a host of new green and public spaces.

The new station’s five activation spaces will integrate with the Bayswater town centre, bringing a blend of usable space for locals, passengers and businesses.

We’ve broken this into 5 zones.

  • pocket park at Coode Street;
  • green pedestrian link between Whatley Crescent and Hamilton Street;
  • station gardens at Rose Avenue;
  • bus and car drop off zone on Railway Parade; and
  • paved plaza on the corner of Whatley Crescent and Coode Street.

Zone 5 is the largest and includes an area of approximately 800sqm paved plaza, about 75 per cent of the size of Forrest Place in Perth’s CBD.

Creation of appealing spaces that encourage activities like street markets and performance areas were indicated in community feedback including a preference for spaces that encourage new visitors to the town centre.

Opportunities to provide safe amenities for young people will continue to be explored with the City of Bayswater over the coming months. Additional art installations featuring local history, yet to be commissioned, will connect the station to the surrounding town centre.


METRONET East Redevelopment Area

DevelopmentWA, formerly the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is extending its Midland Redevelopment Area to include Bayswater. This non-contiguous redevelopment area will become METRONET East and will complement and build on the significant State Government investment in this area.
Bayswater will benefit from the redevelopment authority model as it combines a number of functions within a single agency – from master planning, to development, sales, project marketing, place activation and development control.

DevelopmentWA completed a detailed survey in September 2020 to confirm the community’s vision for the future of Bayswater, with the feedback helping to shape the Draft Design Guidelines and project direction.

View the Draft Design Guidelines.

For further information, or to ask any questions, please contact DevelopmentWA on 9482 7528.

Download fact sheet
View Frequently Asked Questions
DevelopmentWA Website


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  • General Project

  • When will the works start?

    Construction of the new Bayswater Station project began in 2019 with geotechnical work, the relocation of underground services, and the construction of Ashfield and Meltham car parks ahead of the Alliance contract award.

  • Will Bayswater Station close during the work?

    With the exception of scheduled shutdowns on the Midland Line, Bayswater Station will continue to function for the duration of the construction period. Where a shutdown is required, advance notice will be provided to passengers and replacement bus services will be offered. We recommend passengers of Bayswater Station register for MyAlerts via the Transperth website

  • Will all the trains stop at Bayswater and go through to the City?

    At this early stage the timetables for the Morley Ellenbrook Line, Airport Line and Midland Line have not been finalised. It is however the intention for the majority of services to stop at Bayswater and then continue through to Perth. 

  • Will this increase traffic in the area?

    The design removes a congestion point under the railway bridge and removes traffic signals at Railway Parade and Coode Street to allow for pedestrian priority phasing at the remaining King William Street and Whatley Crescent traffic lights.

    The final phase of traffic modelling will be review by Evolve Bayswater and the outcomes will be shared with the community.

  • Once the road network is changed there will be additional traffic turning right out of Olfe, Slade and Anzac streets. Will traffic measures be implemented to aid this process?

    Evolve Bayswater is currently reviewing the traffic modelling to better understand the traffic movement around the station. Areas outside the project area are the responsibility of the City of Bayswater and Main Roads WA. METRONET will work with these agencies to determine the most suitable solution.

  • What will the grade separation between Whatley Crescent and Hamilton Street look like?

    As a part of the place activation strategy there are several options being considered to enhance the Whatley Crescent and Hamilton Street pedestrian connection. The Community Advisory Group has provided feedback to help finalise this design. 

  • Why can’t you underground the station?

    Undergrounding the station and rail line was investigated and is not viable for a number of reasons including:

    • operational complexities of the diesel-powered regional passenger trains (such as the Indian Pacific and Prospector), which use this section of railway. These trains require much longer tunnels and complex ventilation and fire emergency systems;
    • tunnels would impact on Meltham Station, requiring either closure or rebuilding the station underground; and
    • major disruption that would mean closing the entire Midland Line during the construction.

    Limited development opportunities above the tunnel to justify the significant additional costs.

  • Will it be difficult for pedestrians to cross Whatley Crescent with the additional vehicle traffic?

    Traffic calming measures and speed reductions around the station will help improve the pedestrian experience. The King William Street and Whatley Crescent traffic lights will be phased to prioritise pedestrians.

  • How much passenger parking will there be at the upgraded Bayswater Station?

    The existing 180 passenger car bays on Whatley Crescent must be permanently removed to make way for the new station platform and bridges. The passenger car park to the north on Railway Parade, will remain.

    To counteract this reduction in passenger parking, 183 parking bays have been built at Meltham and Ashfield stations.

    The new Meltham and Ashfield car parks will be operational in mid-2020 before the Bayswater car parks close.  

  • Will there be extra parking in the town centre for non-passengers?

    METRONET intends to maintain the same number of on-street parking bays. The overall responsibility for non-passenger parking rests with the City of Bayswater who have developed a Town Centre Parking Strategy. 

  • What will be done about passengers parking in residential streets?

    This is outside the project’s remit, however this has been considered in the City of Bayswater’s Town Centre Parking Strategy.

  • Will there be a kiss and ride?

    Yes. Although the location is still being determined.

  • What are the impacts during construction?

    While every effort will be made to reduce construction impacts, some effects may include road closures, path diversions, noise, vibration, dust, construction traffic and changes to pedestrian access to the station and across the railway. Prior to construction a detailed fact sheet will be released to explain how these impacts will be mitigated. To ensure you receive this information please register for project updates.

  • Will construction workers park in the town centre?

    Construction workers have been advised they cannot park in local shopper bays. We are seeking alternative parking arrangements and encouraging the use of public transport where possible.

  • Will additional buses connect to the upgraded Bayswater Station?

    The new road layout allows for new bus services to operate through the area, without using residential streets or a large bus interchange. Buses will work in a through-pattern to avoid circling the station where possible.

  • What will stop people using Railway Parade as a shortcut?

    Railway Parade will only allow buses travelling west and local traffic travelling east. The road will have various traffic calming measures that will make it an inconvenient shortcut.

  • What sort of activations might be under the station?

    In late-2019 METRONET asked for the community’s feedback on how they would like to use the area around the station. This feedback was used to inform a placemaking and public art plan which is currently being reviewed by Evolve Bayswater to create spaces that enhance the town centre.

  • Does the Bayswater Station project include noise barriers?

    Noise and vibration modelling has been conducted to identify the potential for impact and consider what mitigations may be necessary. The solution is likely to include noise walls in some locations but the heights are yet to be determined.

  • Will trees be removed?

    Some tree removal is unfortunately unavoidable. Evolve Bayswater are actively seeking recycling opportunities for the timber generated by the project.

  • Will there be landscaping?

    There are five separate public / place activation zones within the train station precinct. These zones all include landscaping elements. In addition to beautification benefits, garden beds and trees will be important to integrating the new station into the existing town centre. 

  • Why is the design of the station that was released in April 2020 uninspiring?

    The animation and renders that were released in April 2020 focused on the station’s structure and surrounding road layout. There were no architectural treatments or public elements included in these images because these were unknown at the time. Since April 2020, Evolve Bayswater has been working with the Community Advisory Group to design architectural treatments to improve the aesthetic appeal of the station.  

  • Are you listening to the community?

    Community consultation on the new Bayswater Station project started in 2018, with the community actively contributing to the evolution of the previous design, which formed the reference point for the design prepared by Evolve Bayswater. Since the appointment of Evolve Bayswater the design has continued to progress from concept to detailed design. The Community Advisory Group continues to be actively engaged in this process. 

  • How are you keeping the community informed?

    METRONET and Evolve Bayswater have dedicated teams of skilled engagement professionals who are tasked with coming up strategies to keep the community informed of the project. The methods currently used include Facebook, meetings with community groups, email broadcasts, letterbox drops, webpage, a project information line and dedicated project email. The Community Advisory Group also plays an important part in keeping the community informed and providing feedback to Evolve Bayswater and METRONET. 

  • Why isn’t there a wraparound shelter on the station platforms?

    Placing a wraparound shelter on the station significantly magnifies the visual impact and size of the station which are undesirable aesthetic outcomes. The proposed roof canopy on the platform meets the PTA’s standard for roof shelters and the inclusion of on-platform refuges ensure protection from wind and rain. 

  • How has the interchange design considered feedback from local residents?

    The Bayswater Station project has been through a lengthy design process with opportunities for community and stakeholder input. The design is a culmination of more than two years of community consultation through online surveys, community events, briefings, presentations, enquiries and community advisory groups. Members of the project team have also had direct engagement with nearby residents in Rose Avenue including on-site meetings, home visits and phone calls to understand and respond to their unique concerns.

  • What are the expected noise impacts of the new bus interchange?

    The project’s design takes into consideration the frequency and operations of the trains and buses using the station. Once the interchange is operational, buses will be operating slowly through the area and this is not expected to have significant noise impacts. The interchange has been designed with measures to ensure noise is minimised and that its operation complies with noise emissions limits in State Planning Policy 5.4. Noise monitoring will take place at the completion of the project when the station is operational to ensure noise levels stipulated in regulations are met and identify if any additional mitigation is required.

  • Will there be any security implications once the bus interchange is operational?

    The station has been designed using Crime Prevention Through Environment Design Guidelines with additional security measures including transit guards and station staff during operational hours, additional lighting, and CCTV security cameras around the precinct.

  • How do I provide feedback?

    All feedback enquiries related to the project, including during construction, can be submitted via email to or by contacting the customer service centre on 9326 3666. Once operational, feedback on the bus interchange can be submitted via the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 or via their website.

  • Bayswater Connection

  • Why is a viaduct needed at Bayswater Connection?

    After investigating more than 100 options to connect Ellenbrook to the city by public transport, the team conducted a multi-criteria analysis which considered impacts to residents, businesses, the industrial area, the road network, the environment, passenger experience, the inflexibility of train movements, topography of the land, underground services, major drainage, and of course cost, to reach the current design. The design will see the Morley-Ellenbrook Line leave Bayswater Station, rise over the existing Midland Line tracks, Railway Parade and Clavering Road, before going into the Tonkin Highway median to continue its journey north to Ellenbrook.

    The elevated line will sit on a slim-line concrete viaduct for approximately 750m, with noise and vibration mitigation measures built into the structure.

  • What will the viaduct look like?

    The elevated line will sit on a slim-line concrete viaduct for approximately 750m between Tonkin Highway and Bayswater Station. Central concrete piers will support the viaduct and will be spaced approximately 35m apart. Noise and vibration mitigation measures will form part of the structure and the design will complement the rail bridges at the new Bayswater Station. The viaduct final design, including the height and location of bridge pillars, will be developed by the main project alliance, to be awarded in late-2020.

  • Why couldn’t the connection be built underground?

    An underground connection was considered during the planning and project definition process, however, as Tonkin Highway is higher than the existing Midland Line, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line connection from Bayswater needs to rise to meet the level of the highway. The Midland Line also sits on land with a high-water table, making an underground connection very challenging in this area.

  • Why couldn’t the line be built alongside the Midland Line in Bayswater?

    To ensure Morley-Ellenbrook Line trains can continue seamlessly to the CBD, the new line must connect to the existing Midland Line tracks by crossing over the line coming from the CBD. To do this safely, the trains travelling towards each other must not cross at ground level, so a raised crossing is provided so that one train can cross above the other.

  • Will there be noise mitigation?

    The new rail infrastructure will comply with State Planning Policy 5.4 to ensure noise levels are at an acceptable level.

  • Will passengers in the train be able to look into my yard?

    Screening will be in place to ensure passengers cannot see into fenced properties.

  • How high will the rail be?

    The rail height will vary along the alignment and exact design details will be confirmed when the main project alliance contractor is on board later in the year.

  • Will trees be removed?

    While the majority of this connection will be built within the rail reserve, which is already cleared, some tree removal is unavoidable. Many trees are unable to be relocated because the species is unlikely to survive, the tree is of ill health, or because of cost implications. We will work with City of Bayswater to replant within the council area. We will have a better idea of impacts once a contractor is on board and further design work has been completed.

  • Will there be landscaping?

    There is little opportunity to landscape along the rail corridor. However, any landscaping design will be developed by the main project alliance, to be awarded in late-2020.

  • What happens next?

    The final design, including the location of bridge pillars, will be developed by the main project contractor alliance.


Bayswater Connection

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will spur from the existing Midland Line at Bayswater Station – and the design includes a second island platform and associated turnback infrastructure to allow for the Ellenbrook trains.

From Bayswater Station, trains to Ellenbrook will head north-east, rising to cross over the existing Midland Line tracks on a retained earth structure. The trains will then cross over Railway Parade and Clavering Road on a short viaduct, before entering the Tonkin Highway tunnel dive structure, to continue their journey north to Ellenbrook.

Community Consultation

The team will continue to refine the design for the bayswater connection over the next year.

The retained earth structure will have a retaining wall along railway parade which will provide an opportunity for public art and room for landscaping. Community consultation for landscaping treatments and expressions of interest for public art will be undertaken later in the project.

Read more on the elevated rail solution and design response in the Bayswater Connection fact sheet.

Latest News

First structural concrete pour for the new Bayswater Station

First structural concrete pour for the new Bayswater Station

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Pillars take form to reach great heights

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Commitment recognised as construction milestone reached

Commitment recognised as construction milestone reached

The New Bayswater Station Project reaches 100,000 hours of construction site work.

METRONET East-Bayswater Draft Design Guidelines open for public comment

METRONET East-Bayswater Draft Design Guidelines open for public comment

Following the recent adoption of the METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme, DevelopmentWA has released the Draft Design Guidelines for the METRONET East-Bayswater project area for public comment.

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