Midland train station to move under a Labor Govt as part of Metronet pledge


Michelle Roberts, Mark McGowen and Jessica Shaw. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Michelle Roberts, Mark McGowen and Jessica Shaw. Picture: Bruce Hunt

A McGOWAN Labor government has promised to relocate Midland train station as part of its Metronet promise.

Midland train station and busport would be relocated closer to Midland Hospital, and the promise also included an extension of the train line to Bellevue.

“Relocating the train station will create better access to Midland’s activity nodes,” Mr McGowan said.

Mr McGowan said the Midland train station does not maximise access to activity nodes like the Midland Hospital, Midland Gate Shopping Centre, The Workshops and Midland Square.

The site near the new Midland Hospital has development opportunities that will be enhanced by relocating the train station.

The relocation eastwards would be towards Cale Street, with construction starting in the first term of a State Government at a cost of $79 million.

He said the move would create 282 West Australian jobs.

Member for Midland Michelle Roberts said the government would also cancel the Perth Freight Link.

“If Midland is to transform into a true metropolitan regional centre, it’s vital that the train station is linked with our major city facilities,” she said.

“Our plan will encourage further development in Midland and will also create a vibrant precinct for locals and visitors.

“It will link the valley and the hills areas with connecting bus services to a quality station, centrally located with up to date facilities.”