Byford Rail Extension

Byford Extension

Those living and working in Byford will soon have a new transport choice with the future station location, around 8kms south of Armadale Station, now confirmed.

The new ground-level Byford Station will be built within the existing rail corridor, south of Evans Way and 400 metres north of Abernethy Road.

This location was selected after considerable planning and working with the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale to make the most of development opportunities in the growing town centre, future connections, constructability and community impact, to seamlessly connect Byford residents to the Perth CBD.

In addition to taking cars off the road, the project will further help improve traffic flow by reconfiguring Thomas Road into a road-over-rail bridge. Options are still being considered for the existing level crossings between Byford and Armadale. These will include either road-over-rail, rail over existing roads or closing the crossing.

The Byford Rail Extension will provide improved access to the area, more public transport options including improved bus connections and support plans for the future Byford Town Centre. 



Thomas Road over Rail

The existing level crossing at Thomas Road in Byford will be reconfigured to a road-over-rail bridge. Commencing in late 2020, this will significantly reduce congestion at the eastern end of Thomas Road and improve safety in the area.



The Byford Rail Extension - Thomas Road over Rail project includes:

  • A new bridge with Thomas Road elevated to pass over the rail corridor with two lanes in each direction. The bridge will be constructed slightly to the north of the existing Thomas Road alignment, between South Western Highway and Wungong South Road.
  • Modifications to local road, with Butcher Road connected to Vlasich Road via a new underpass.
  • A shared path on the bridge for cyclists and walkers.
  • Noise walls.
  • Landscaping and revegetation.

Extensive planning and development work is being undertaken by Mainroads to confirm the scope and progress the approvals required to allow for bridge construction, including:

  • stakeholder consultation to identify issues and constraints that may impact the project and local road connections
  • geotechnical and site investigations, traffic and noise modelling and environmental assessments to inform environmental approval processes.

These activities will inform the final concept design and delivery schedule. 

This work is being led by Main Roads Western Australia. You can find out more via their project page. You can also learn more in the fact sheet.

Project Features




Since the 1890’s, Byford has been a farming community at the south-eastern edge of Perth. Byford was originally named Beenyup and was changed in 1920. Byford’s Beenyup Brook remains of historical and cultural significance to the area and its influence will be a consideration in the overall project design.

Scoping and concept design is underway for the Byford Rail Extension, which will look at:

  • a new ground level Byford Station within the future Town Centre, approximately 400 metres north of Abernethy Road;
  • Investigations underway for the existing level crossings between Armadale and Byford.
  • up to 600 passenger parking bays, new bus interchange and a new pedestrian connection across the rail line accessible from the station;
  • reconfigured track alignment within the existing Armadale Station including an upgraded pedestrian overpass;
  • a new platform for the Australind regional rail service at Armadale Station;
  • Thomas Road level crossing will be reconfigured to a road-over-rail bridge; and
  • Investigations underway for the existing level crossings between Armadale and Byford. 


The project team will now work through the concept design phase, where key elements of the project will be determined. Critical details of the planning and delivery phases will also be determined including construction methods and timeframes.

The outcome of this process will shape the scope of works and technical requirements, before the main construction contract is awarded.

Community information sessions

For an opportunity to hear more about the project directly from our project team, attend one of two sessions. Places are limited, and registrations are essential.

During the online video session, you will have a chance to submit questions via the chat function.

Online session

Date: Thursday, 3 September
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Register before Wednesday, 2 September via –

A link will be emailed to registered attendees before the event.

Drop-in session

Date: Saturday, 12 September
Time: 9am, 10am and 11am
Location: Byford Town Hall, 9 Clifton Street, Byford

* Please note there is no formal presentation and you can come to speak one-on-one with the project staff anytime during your registered session.

Online survey

Complete a short online community or business survey via MySay Transport to share a bit about your area and what you think we should consider for the project.

To ask us a question about the project or have a hard copy survey sent to you, phone 9326 3666.

Surveys will close 11.59pm, Monday, 21 September 2020.

Project Documents

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