Midland train station site to be moved east towards Cale St

Midland Train Station. Picture: David Baylis d450840
Midland Train Station. Picture: David Baylis d450840

THE State Government says a plan to move Midland train station farther east towards Cale Street is at its initial design stage.

Transport Minster Rita Saffioti said further design would continue as part of the Metronet program of projects.

“The previous government, although claiming otherwise, had not undertaken detailed planning,” she said.

“While it is expected that most of the $1.2 billion funding recently allocated to Metronet projects will be used to fund other rail priorities, including the Yanchep rail extensions and the Thornlie to Cockburn extension, it will potentially also extend to smaller projects such as level crossing removals and new stations.

“However, we will build a strong case to fund new stations from the newly announced Federal $10 billion national rail program.

“Construction will commence as soon as planning can be completed and funding confirmed.”

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