Forrestfield train station artist’s impressions released


An artist’s impression of the entrance to the Forrestfield train station.

Artistis impression of the Forrestfield train station concourse.

How the Forrestfield train station will look from above.
An artist’s impression of the entrance to the Forrestfield train station. Artistis impression of the Forrestfield train station concourse. How the Forrestfield train station will look from above.

A NEW artist’s impression of the proposed Forrestfield train station has been released as part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project.

The State Government hopes the project will create up to 2000 jobs in WA.

Transport Minister Bill Marmion said jobs would be needed to create both a carpark and bus interchange, with works expected to be completed by 2020.

“With eight bus bays and four layover bays, up to 2500 parking bays for vehicles, a kiss-and-ride lane and cycling facilities, people will have a multitude of travel choices when the station opens,” Mr Marmion said.

“Passengers catching the train at the Forrestfield station will have a 20-minute CBD journey option – compared to up to 45 minutes by car.”

The station has been included as part of the Liberal plan for more transport infrastructure in WA.

Mr Marmion said the local typography of the area had influenced the design of the building.

The Federal Government is contributing $490 million to the project.

The Public Transport Authority awarded the design, construct and 10-year maintenance contract to a Salini Impregilo – NRW Joint Venture (SI-NRW) in April 2016.