Aubin Grove train station: freeway and train line delays expected as bridge beams go up


Transport Minister Dean Nalder (far right) during a site visit of the Aubin Grove Train Station.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder (far right) during a site visit of the Aubin Grove Train Station.

MOTORISTS using the Kwinana Freeway and public transport users utilising the Mandurah rail line have been warned to expect delays in June.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said traffic would be diverted and part of the rail line closed over three consecutive weekends as work on the Aubin Grove Train Station ramps up.

“Some rail and road disruptions are needed so the station building can be constructed and the pedestrian footbridges and beam spans for the Russell Road Bridge installed,” Mr Nalder said.

“The three weekend diversions have been meticulously planned and will save Kwinana Freeway users several months of disruptions over the life of the Aubin Grove station and Russell Road upgrade.”

Last week it was announced progress on the project had reached a new milestone with the concrete pad and columns for the station completed.

It was also announced the combined project cost had been revised to $120 million, up from $105m.

“The scope of the station and Russell Road upgrade has been refined as the Government is delivering a station and transport precinct that, when combined, far exceeds what was originally proposed,” Mr Nalder said.

“All the transport elements are intrinsically linked in this precinct.

“It makes sense to deliver a complete project at the outset.”