Claremont Station Project

Overview

A multi-million dollar project at Claremont Station will improve passenger experience at the station, increase service frequency and allow direct access to the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

Passengers travelling between Claremont and Perth CBD will greatly benefit when the Forrestfield-Airport Link opens, with increased service frequency during peak times. 

To allow this to happen, new rail infrastructure called a turnback will be installed so Forrestfield-Airport Link trains can drop passengers off at Claremont Station and use the turnbacks to turn around and head back the way they came.

Following an analysis of potential options, the Public Transport Authority has identified Claremont Station as the preferred location for this infrastructure. Additionally, a broader upgrade of the station will be undertaken, including improved bus facilities and bringing the station up to current accessibility standards. 



Project Features

The Claremont Station project will include:  
  • Installing two turnback facilities west of Claremont Station
  • Refurbishing station facilities and upgrading the platform’s security building 
  • Improving station accessibility to meet the Disability and Discrimination Act
  • Expanding bus facilities
  • Removing the western pedestrian level crossing
  • Development of a pedestrian underpass west of the station to improve north-south connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Realigning existing rail infrastructure
  • Modifying the existing principal shared path (PSP)
The project is currently in development, with approximate project timing being:  
  • Late-2018: Design work commenced
  • March 2020: Work starts
  • Mid 2021: Rail infrastructure operational
  • Late 2021: Expected completion

Construction

While the extent and timing of construction activities will be confirmed as the project progresses, the following potential impacts are anticipated:

  • Passenger disruptions due to temporary line and station closures, with replacement buses operating;
  • Temporary traffic management impacts;
  • Temporary pedestrian and cyclist detours while realigning the shared paths;
  • Noise and vibration associated with construction activities; and
  • Out-of-hours construction activity where full access to the line is required.

All potential construction impacts will be clearly communicated to affected stakeholders as the project progresses. All out-of-hours work will follow noise management plans approved by the Town of Claremont and Town of Cottesloe. 

Temporary Lane Closure (Proposed June 2020 March 2021)

The temporary lane closure, proposed by the Public Transport Authority, is to accommodate critical works along the City-bound Fremantle Line for the METRONET Claremont Station Project.

The lane closure, between Stirling Road and Australind Street, is proposed to occur from 22 June 2020 to March 2021.

Any queries can be directed to the Town of Claremont toc@claremont.wa.gov.au, by calling 9285 4300, visiting the administration building at 308 Stirling Highway Claremont 6010 or at claremont.wa.gov.au/yourcommunityyoursay.

Comments are to be received on or before 5pm, 12 June 2020 and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Claremont PO Box 54, Claremont WA 6910.

Out-of-Hours Works (June 12 – June 15, 7pm - 7am)

Works include:

• Investigative structural surveys of Claremont Station platform;
• Directional drilling under the rail line from Claremont Crescent to Gugeri Street to relocate existing utility routes;
• Installation of new masts and equipment for overhead line to the east of Claremont Station and removal of old masts; and
• Installation of new masts footings for overhead line equipment to the west of Claremont Station

Fremantle Line Passenger Impacts

The Fremantle Line will be closed following the last evening services departing Perth and Fremantle stations at 7.30pm and 7.55pm, on Friday 12 June and will reopen for the first services on the morning of Monday 15 June.

Train replacement bus Route 906 will run from Perth Busport. Perth-bound replacement bus passengers should note bus stop number 19604 (Gugeri Street, before Bay View Terrace) will be temporarily relocated approximately 50 metres east, towards Leura Avenue. This temporary arrangement will be effective from June 12 for approximately one week.

Passengers using Transperth services should allow extra time and plan ahead. Please visit the Transperth website to plan your journey - www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner

Subject to approvals and weather permitting, the following schedule of out-of-hours works for 2020 is currently anticipated:

  • 08:00 PM Fri 12/06/20 - 04:00 AM Mon 15/06/20
  • 08:00 PM Fri 25/09/20 - 04:00 AM Tue 29/09/20
  • Sun 30/08/20 - Fri 04/09/20

Full closure of the Fremantle Line will be required during these periods, with train replacement bus services running.

Road and Principal Shared Path Impacts (June 2020 - March 2021)

Traffic management on Gugeri Street and Claremont Crescent will be in place. Minor diversions will be required for the Principal Shared Path, which runs along Claremont Crescent east of Stirling Road.

Road and path users should take extra care and follow all traffic management directives in the vicinity of the works.

West of Stirling Road, a single-lane closure of Claremont Crescent to westbound traffic is proposed to accommodate critical enabling works along the City-bound Fremantle Line.

Claremont

The temporary lane closure is proposed to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and personnel performing the work and is summarised as follows:

1. Claremont Crescent to be one-way for motorists, accommodating eastbound traffic only, from outside Scotch College to Stirling Road; and

2. The westbound lane of Claremont Crescent to be converted to a temporary Principal Shared Path to accommodate east- and westbound cyclists and pedestrians.

Subject to approval, the temporary lane closure would be implemented from 22 June 2020 to March 2021. 

Claremont Station Car Park Impacts

The Claremont Station passenger car park, adjacent to Gugeri Street and Leura Avenue, will also be closed from Friday 12 June to Monday 15 June between 7pm and 7am.

Carpark Closure Map


For more information about these work call 9326 3666, email info@metronet.wa.gov.au, or register for project updates

Community

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

Community Advisory Group Meetings

A Community Advisory Group (CAG) has been formed to work with the Claremont Station Project through the design and construction phase. The CAG acts as a sounding board regarding the delivery and impacts of the project throughout the construction phase. CAG members bring feedback or collect community enquiries for discussion in the meetings.

CAG #1 December 6, 2018 - Minutes
CAG #2 April 15, 2019 - Minutes
CAG #3 June 4, 2019 - Minutes
CAG #4 October 22, 2019 - Minutes

 

Project Documents

  • General Project

  • 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 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. 

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Public Art

As part of the Claremont Station Project there is an opportunity to create public art in or around the station, incorporating themes inspired by the Claremont community. To help get you thinking some themes that have been suggested as part of a workshop with the Community Advisory Group are:
  • Evocative - a sense of place that tells you where you are
  • Recognisable and unique - ‘place markers’ that remind you of Claremont
  • Indigenous - Noongar – Whadjuk narratives (e.g. hunting at lake, fishing, creation story)
  • Claremont’s European heritage – World War I and World War II significance, train history, showgrounds
  • Environmental influences
  • Half-way point between Fremantle and City

Complete our quick survey by Friday 15 May to let us know your thoughts on these themes and what else you think makes Claremont unique.

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