METRONET updates


Who to contact

Below you will find information and updates on ongoing works related to METRONET. If you have queries regarding any of the information, please contact METRONET directly

METRONET project contacts are available on:

  • 9326 3666 during business hours, or
  • 0475 228 618 after hours

For more information, visit METRONET's project webpage here.


Bus Interchange

Works to build a temporary bus interchange at Victoria Park Station have begun along Kitchener Avenue, and will take place 7am-7pm, Monday-Saturday.

Works will stretch along Kitchner Ave between Duncan and Gresham streets, with the completed interchange to replace normal operation of the rail line during the scheduled shutdown (see information further down this page). 

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Priority bus lanes

In addition to the temporary bus interchanges above, METRONET will begin works in June to install ~1.2km of bus priority lanes on Welshpool and Shepperton roads, and Albany Highway. 

Works will include modifications for turning in and out of Welshpool Road at Norman and Forward streets, and changes to turning lanes at the Shepperton Road/Welshpool Road/Albany Highway intersection.

Right-turn vehicle movements on Albany Highway and Shepperton Road will be restricted to improve traffic flow, and a signalised predestrian crossing will be installed north of Sommerset Street for pedestrians and walkers as per the map below. 



Stations and surrounding public space

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 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.

Early work on these and other projects along the Armadale line is already underway.

For details on the new Carlisle Station, see the Carlisle Station Public Space Fact Sheet(PDF, 799KB)

For details on the new Oats St Station, see the Oats St Station Public Space Fact Sheet(PDF, 839KB)

Development application

The development application related to the construction of the proposed Carlisle and Oats Street Stations, as well as landscaping for the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project was considered and approved by The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in February 2023.

To review the application material, visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage's consultation website here.

NOTE: Whilst the Town received lodgement of the development application, it was not the determining authority. The Town provided recommendations to WAPC, which made the final decision. Negotiations between the Town and the State are ongoing concerning responsibility for matters such as ongoing maintenance of the public realm areas post completion. 

Site Preparation

Sites along the Town's rail corridor are currently being prepared for construction, with general works taking place between 7am-7pm, Monday-Saturday.

Works will include the following:

  • locating and relocating existing services (water, gas, electricity and telecommunications)
  • drilling under the road and within the rail reserve
  • surveying work sites, including use of drones
  • clearing vegetation
  • assessing soil quality and removing contaminants.


METRONET has advised that removal of some existing vegetation along the rail corridor is unavoidable to allow works to go ahead, but that it aims to retain as many trees as possible during works and approximately double the number of trees across the project area upon completion.

Local, native flora species will be used to support biodiversity, provide habitat for native fauna and minimise water use. 

Tree selection will be informed by the audit of existing trees undertaken in 2022, with black cockatoos to be discouraged from nesting within the corridor to minimise risk of conflict with trains.

For more information, see METRONET's  Tree Fact Sheet(PDF, 3MB)

Western Power works

As part of removing the level crossings, Western Power’s overhead transmission lines will be moved out of the rail corridor to make room for future works and the elevated rail infrastructure.

This will be delivered in two stages: 

Stage One - underground transmission power and remove 10 large lattice towers north of Oats Street. These are the high voltage power lines on steel towers and steel poles. 

Stage Two - options are being considered to consolidate transmission lines south of Oats Street Station, which may impact some distribution assets. Design work is currently underway.

Read more on the Western Power Fact Sheet.

Power line relocation

Underground cabling will be installed along Beatty Avenue, Swansea, Withnell and Somerset streets in East Victoria Park.

Works include:

  • fencing off a section of John Bissett Park for use as a laydown area
  • removing the road surface
  • digging trenches
  • installing cabling
  • resurfacing the road.

Works will occur in 100m sections to minimise disruption to residents and traffic management will be in place as traffic will be reduced to single lane in work areas.

February 2023 Update: 

METRONET has advised that during quality assurance and control inspections of the conduit installed along Beatty Avenue, a technical issue was identified.

The full extent of the issue is being investigated. However, METRONET has advised it is likely some areas will need to be dug up again and the affected conduits replaced before the road can be resurfaced.

In the meantime, residents have been assured the road surface will be monitored and measures taken to alleviate any impacts. METRONET has noted it is committed to maintaining the road in a safe condition and that it will aim to minimise dust with regular watering. 


The bulk of works on the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project will coincide with a shutdown of the Armadale line for up to 18 months in late 2023.

METRONET has said the delay in beginning the shutdown (originally scheduled for earlier in 2023) is necessary given workforce and supply chain issues, and to allow more time to prepare for the increased scope of the level crossing removal project, which will now include the removal of the William Street level crossing and an elevated Beckenham Station in the City of Gosnells.

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.