Construction

Construction Overview

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Construction activities for the Claremont Station Project will mainly take place 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 made to minimise disruption to the surrounding community, the following impacts can be expected throughout the construction program:

  • Transperth service impacts due to temporary line and station closures;
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements;
  • Principal Shared Path (PSP) and footpath diversions;
  • Clearing of vegetation within the rail reserve and on PTA-managed land, and
  • Out-of-hours construction activity where full access to the rail line is required.

Major construction impacts including out-of-hours work and Transperth service disruptions will be communicated in advance to affected stakeholders. To keep updated, register for METRONET project updates and Transperth Travel Alerts.  

For questions about the project’s construction activities, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.

Upcoming out-of-hours work

Where access to the Fremantle Line is required to safely undertake construction activities, work will occur outside standard construction hours (Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm).   

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

  • 8pm Thursday 8 October to 4am Monday 12 October (24 hour continuous works)

Work will take place to construct a new pedestrian underpass west of Claremont Station. During the work, train services on the Fremantle Line between Fremantle and Showgrounds stations will be cancelled. Full details of these major works are available here. Information for passengers is available on the Transperth website

  • Sunday 25 October to Friday 30 October, nightly from 7pm to 7am

Work will take place to continue construction of the new pedestrian underpass, deliver more overhead line equipment, and install undertrack crossings for services.

All out-of-hours work will follow a noise management plan approved by the relevant local government authority. Nearby residents will receive notice of upcoming out-of-hours work.

For questions about upcoming out-of-hours work, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.

Major works and Fremantle Line partial closure: 8-12 October 2020

From 8pm Thursday 8 October to 4am Monday 12 October 2020, work will take place to construct a new pedestrian underpass west of Claremont Station. During the work, train services on the Fremantle Line between Fremantle and Showgrounds stations will be cancelled. This includes disrupting services on Friday 9 October, which is a regular weekday.

Passengers should allow extra time and consider alternatives. For full details of passenger impacts during the service disruption, visit the Transperth website.

The work

Work during the partial line closure will focus on the construction of a new pedestrian underpass 170m west of Claremont Station. Once complete in early 2021, the new pedestrian underpass will permanently replace the station’s existing western pedestrian level crossing, providing a safer north-south pedestrian and cyclist connection under the Fremantle Line.

A number of other significant works are planned during the closure; these will take place across the project site between Showgrounds and Swanbourne stations.

Work will take place 24 hours a day and a variety of machinery will be used including: excavators, loaders, cranes, tip and concrete trucks, rail tamping machine and handheld rail grinder, and directional drilling equipment.

All out-of-hours work will follow an approved noise management plan and nearby residents will be notified directly about potential construction impacts. Where possible, particularly noisy works will be restricted to daylight hours.

Traffic impacts

Significant traffic management will be in place during the works to ensure the safety of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians travelling through the project area:

  • Claremont Station’s western pedestrian level crossing will be temporarily closed. The eastern pedestrian crossing and pedestrian overpass will remain open for use during and after the works.
  • Gugeri Street between Stirling Road and Leura Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic (westbound access will be maintained).
  • Claremont Crescent (east) will be closed with access maintained for local traffic only.

Traffic management arrangements for the works are expected to take effect following morning peak on Thursday 8 October.

Construction vehicles will operate throughout the project area. Road users should take extra care and follow all traffic management directions. The below map provides further detail of traffic management arrangements during the works. 

For questions about these upcoming major works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666.

Current and upcoming traffic impacts

Major works and Fremantle Line partial closure: 8-12 October 2020    

From 8pm Thursday 8 October to 4am Monday 12 October 2020, work will take place to construct a new pedestrian underpass west of Claremont Station.

Significant traffic management will be in place during these major works to ensure the safety of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians travelling through the project area:

  • Claremont Station’s western pedestrian level crossing will be temporarily closed. The eastern pedestrian crossing and pedestrian overpass will remain open for use during and after the works.
  • Gugeri Street between Stirling Road and Leura Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic (westbound access will be maintained).
  • Claremont Crescent (east) will be closed with access maintained for local traffic only.

Traffic management arrangements for the works are expected to take effect following morning peak on Thursday 8 October.

Construction vehicles will operate throughout the project area. Road users should take extra care and follow all traffic management directions.

Cyclists and pedestrians should note that the current access over Stirling Road and along Claremont Crescent (east) will be closed during these works. PSP users will be detoured along Shenton Road as per the map below.


Principal Shared Path diversion: Graylands Road to Scotch College (July 2020 to March 2021)

To facilitate project works, Principal Shared Path (PSP) diversions are in place between Graylands Road and Scotch College as per the map below.

Cyclists and pedestrians should note that the current access over Stirling Road and along Claremont Crescent (east) will be closed from 8-12 October 2020 and PSP users detoured along Shenton Road.


Temporary lane closure: Claremont Crescent west (July 2020 to March 2021)

To facilitate the PSP diversion described above, a temporary closure of the westbound lane of Claremont Crescent is in place between Scotch College and Stirling Road, as per the map below. 

Vegetation Clearing

Where clearing of vegetation within the Public Transport Authority (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, the PTA will undertake revegetation 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.

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

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