WORK is underway on Perth Airport’s train station, which is set to get passengers from the CBD to the airport in less than 20 minutes for the cost of a two-zone ticket.
The station will provide direct access to T1 and T2 with a direct 18-minute train journey from the airport to the heart of the city.
“The Forrestfield-Airport Link will provide affordable, efficient and quick access to the airport and eastern foothills; it will be a two zone fare from the CBD,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
Two zone tickets are currently $4.60 for adults and $1.90 concession.
Artist impressions have been released to coincide with the start of work, showing a walkway between the airport terminals and station and natural light supplied to the concourse and platform levels.
The station will have lifts, stairs, escalators, toilets, ticketing and information services, a kiosk, and customer service staff.
“With work now underway, this project will deliver a significant jobs boost for West Australians and help improve connectivity across our suburbs,” Premier Mark McGowan said.
Airport Central station is one of three stations to be built as part of the new rail link along with Belmont Station and Forrestfield Station.
The tunnel-boring machine from Forrestfield to Bayswater is set to start travelling through the airport station in early 2018, with the Forrestfield-Airport Link expected to be ready for passengers in late 2020.