When most people think of underground rail they think of a tunnel, however there different versions of underground rail. The Town has been advocating for underground rail that allows the land above the rail line to be used for other purposes. This can take the form of a tunnel, or a form known as 'cut and cover'. An example of a cut and cover option is around Subiaco Station. It involves digging a trench, lowering the rail line, then capping the rail corridor with some areas open for ventilation.
Other examples include lowering the rail in a trench without covering the top. However this would require much of the rail corridor to remain fenced off and does not provide for opportunities such as public open space.
Read our blog post: The benefits of going underground.