With the stations and related infrastructure now fixed and the Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance selected to remove the Victoria Park-Canning level crossings, the next stage is focusing on detailed design, architecture and the features of the public space created by elevating the rail.
New elevated stations will also be built at Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Cannington to enable safer and improved rail connections to schools and businesses.
Early design work for the stations and related infrastructure has been shaped by stakeholder and community feedback, and includes:
- Single elevated rail structures to minimise visual clutter and street-level impacts, and maximise public open space and landscaping.
- Relocation of Carlisle Station entrance closer to Mint/Archer Street to improve local connections.
- Station entrances on either side of Oats Street for easy and safe access to the station and new bus interchange.
- A ground level principal shared path along the rail line for easy access to stations and surrounding areas.
- Maintaining existing parking at all stations. Parking at Welshpool Station will be redistributed between neighbouring stations.
- Dedicated areas of activity in the public open space, with a strong emphasis on native planting.
Work on these and other projects along the Armadale line is now expected to begin in late 2023, and will coincide with a shutdown of the Armadale line for up to 18 months. During the shutdown, it is intended that the line will continue to operate between Victoria Park Station and the CBD, including Stadium Station. Train replacement services will be determined as part of the planning process.
For further information on the shutdown, visit Building For Tomorrow.
The Western Australian Planning Commission is seeking comment on a development application put forth by ALUA, the contractor completing the works on Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project.
The development application is the first in a series, and covers the construction of the proposed viaduct, or elevated railway.
The public is invited to read and provide comment on the submission here