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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9326 3666.