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

Claremont Station Project construction activities will primarily occur between Showgrounds, Claremont and Swanbourne stations, with some additional work occurring west of Swanbourne Station. 

The works are currently scheduled to be complete during the second half of 2021.
While extensive effort is applied to minimise inconvenience to the surrounding community, the following impacts can be expected at various times:
  • Rail service impacts due to temporary line and station closures, with replacement buses operating ;
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements approved by local government authorities; 
  • Principal Shared Path realignments, with attendant temporary pedestrian and cyclist detours; 
  • Clearing of vegetation within the reserve, as required;  and
  • Out-of-hours construction activity where full access to the line is required . 

Fremantle Line Train Replacement Services

Where the Fremantle Line is closed to accommodate critical works, train replacement bus Route 906 will run from Perth Busport.

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

Temporary Lane Closure Claremont Crescent west (July 2020 – March 2021)

The temporary lane closure of the westbound lane is required to accommodate critical works along the City-bound Fremantle Line.

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The lane closure, between Stirling Road and Scotch College, is expected to be enforced between July 2020 and March 2021.

Principal Shared Path (PSP) Impacts (June 2020 - March 2021)

Traffic management will be in place at various times until March 2021, to accommodate PSP diversions. 

These diversions are required at various locations along the entire length of the PSP in Claremont and Swanbourne, which runs along Claremont Crescent, east and west of Stirling Road, as shown below.

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

Vegetation clearing

Where clearing of vegetation within the PTA rail reserve is unavoidable, the PTA holds a Permit to Clear Native Vegetation issued by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

The Permit authorises the PTA to undertake native vegetation clearing within the fenced rail reserve for the purposes of material lay down and rail realignment.

In due course, PTA will undertake replanting at:

  • Shenton Road, east of Claremont Station;
  • Claremont Crescent east, near the junction of Stirling Road, in consultation with the Town of Claremont; and
  • Gugeri Street, opposite the Claremont shopping precinct.

PTA reinstatement of the southern verge of Claremont Crescent west will be undertaken in consultation with the Town of Claremont.

Out-of-Hours Works (As scheduled, between 7pm - 7am)

Where access to the Fremantle Line is required to safely undertake works, out-of-hours work will occur.  

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

  • Friday 25/09/2020 - Tuesday 29/09/2020
  • Sunday 30/08/2020 - Friday 04/09/2020

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

Affected passengers should to plan your journeys using the Transperth Journey Planner - www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner

All out-of-hours works will be subject to noise management plans approved by local government authorities.  Affected stakeholders will receive prior notification of out-of-hours works.

While all efforts are made to minimise out-of-hours works impacts, some noise, vibration and dust may be unavoidable and we apologise for any inconvenience.

These efforts include a commitment to deliver the majority of intrusive project works during normal working hours, between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Noise, vibration and dust associated with construction activities and traffic may also be experienced during these periods and we thank you for your understanding.

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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