Bayswater: Public Transport Authority to consult community on train station upgrade

A concept design impression of the Bayswater train station.
A concept design impression of the Bayswater train station.

BAYSWATER residents will have the chance to voice their views on the Bayswater station upgrade project this month.

The Public Transport Authority will hold a community drop-in information session at Bayswater Primary School from 9am to noon on January 19.

Residents can see the concept designs and speak with Metronet representatives at the session.

The designs include the station being relocated onto a higher rail bridge over King William Street, replacing the existing rail bridge and increasing the clearance from 3.8m to 4.8m, having full disability access and more public space under the rail line.

Platforms will be realigned closer to Whatley Crescent and expanded to accommodate six-car trains.

A section of Whatley Crescent will be lowered between King William and Hamilton streets to create a second underpass connecting to Beechboro Road under the rail bridge.

The authority will release the construction tender in early 2019 with work set to start in late 2019.

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