The Byford Rail Extension contract has been awarded to the MetCONNX Alliance, comprising of Laing O’Rourke, Pritchard Francis Consulting and Kellogg Brown & Root, with Weston Williamson + Partners as architect. The extension will help create better transport connections for Serpentine Jarrahdale through:
- a new ground-level Byford Station with around 400 parking bays, a bus interchange, and pedestrian connections
- elevating rail through Armadale, with a new Armadale Station
- removing eight level crossings at Armadale Road, Forrest Road, Church Avenue, Seventh Road (pedestrian level crossing), Byron Road, Eleventh Road, Thomas Road and Larsen Road
Residents in Byford and the wider Serpentine-Jarrahdale area will connect to the Perth CBD on a seamless 42-minute train journey once the Byford Rail Extension is complete. The Armadale Line will be extended approximately 8km south to a new ground-level station in Byford, supporting one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.
Armadale Station will be rebuilt as an elevated station with three nearby busy level crossings removed and replaced with elevated rail.
The changed time frame ensures commuters are only impacted for one AFL football season instead of two, and avoids major events such as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.