Construction

Claremont Station

Claremont Station to stay closed until June

Built in 1886, Claremont Station is the oldest station on the network and to ensure the iconic building stands long into the future some extra work is needed before the Station can reopen.

While full Fremantle line services resumed as planned on April 6, the temporary closure of Claremont Station will extend to June while specialist contractors integrate modern construction methodology and traditional techniques. This will include replacing the posts with specially fabricated ones to comply with State heritage requirements, taking several weeks to manufacture.

Impacts to passengers

Claremont Station will remain closed, with no trains stopping there until June. Until then, passengers should continue to use Showgrounds Station.

Passengers should plan ahead and visit Transperth, sign up for My Alerts, download the Transperth app or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.

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). Details of these works will be provided below as they occur. If you have any concerns during this out-of-hours work, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0419 753 161.


Out-of-Hours Station Platform Works

Work on Claremont Station project began on February 5 and was expected to be completed by April 5, but investigations into the of the heritage-listed, 135-year-old station has unearthed a number of degraded elements which need to be replaced.

While full services on the Fremantle Line will resume as planned on April 6, out-of-hours work is needed to be completed to remediate the station.

These works will occur between 7pm and 7am from Tuesday April 6 to June 2021.

Out-of-hours works will be confined to hand tools only. All work will comply with an approved noise management plan.

 

Current and upcoming traffic impacts

Shenton Road Closure (5 March - 30 April 2021)

Shenton Road between Davies Road and Graylands Road will be closed while construction of the new rail line between Claremont and Showgrounds stations begins.

Works will include drainage, earthworks and wall construction along Shenton Road. The closure of Shenton Road is required due to the proximity of works to the road and wall material storage during installation, and loading and unloading of wall panels.

The following traffic arrangements will be in place:

  • Shenton Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Davies Road and Graylands Road, and a detour will be in place via Davies, Lapsley and Graylands roads.
  • The existing principal shared path and Shenton Road westbound will become part of the work area.
  • Shenton Road eastbound lane will be bi-directional for cyclists.
  • Traffic controllers will assist cyclists and pedestrian traffic across the intersection.
  • The traffic signals at Shenton Road and Davies Road will be modified.

Works will take place 24/7. Shenton Road will be open between 4pm Friday 16 April to 7pm Sunday 18 April 2021 to accommodate events occurring in the vicinity. The PSP users are to use on road cycling facilities or the northern verge of Shenton Road during this temporary open of Shenton Road.


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.


Construction Vehicle Access Requirements: Claremont Crescent – Australind Street to Stirling Road (July 2020 to March 2021)

To facilitate the PSP diversion described above, and to allow construction vehicles to safely access the rail reserve, a temporary closure of Claremont Crescent between Australind Street and Stirling Road is in place as follows:

  • Westbound lane closed to create a temporary PSP;
  • Claremont Crescent to be one-way for motorists, accommodating eastbound traffic only, from Australind Street to Stirling Road. However, access will be closed for short periods of time when construction vehicles require safe entry to the rail.


Claremont Crescent East: Shenton Road and Stirling Road (until August 2021)

Works have progressed to construct the pedestrian underpass. Although the pedestrian underpass is incomplete, it is accessible and open to pedestrians to cross under the rail line.

The remaining underpass works will be completed after the major track works period following 5 April. In the interim, a temporary barrier is in place to maintain safety between the road and excavation area.

For safety reasons, Claremont Crescent East will continue to be reduced to a single lane, one-way traffic flow, which will operate eastbound between Shenton Road and Stirling Road.

Due to the traffic arrangements, street parking on Claremont Crescent East is unsafe, and will be restricted. Those on Claremont Crescent East, have been provided access to additional parking.

As well as the road closures, the car park on Claremont Crescent adjacent to The Goods Shed, will be closed. The Transperth car park on Davies Road has additional parking bays and are available to replace this parking for the duration of the closure. 

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