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http://forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.a ... g-machines

TBM Grace has been halted in a holding pattern underneath Perth airport land due to “ground disturbances” until the processes related to tunnelling can be independently reviewed and validated


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TP1462 wrote:http://forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.a ... g-machines

TBM Grace has been halted in a holding pattern underneath Perth airport land due to “ground disturbances” until the processes related to tunnelling can be independently reviewed and validated


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Update TBM Grace has resumed tunnelling, TBM Sandy will be restarted once the distance between the two is acceptable and of safe tunnelling practice

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Claremont station will be upgraded to support six carriage trains

Apart of the upgrade includes two sets of crossovers and a siding for Forrestfield services to terminate which will be built between Claremont & Swanbourne stations with an improved 5 minute frequency between Bayswater & Claremont stations ultimately spurring the end of the peak patterns on the Fremantle- Midland lines

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/P ... boost.aspx


Claremont Station upgrade to support METRONET frequency boost

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Train frequency between Claremont and Bayswater to increase by 2021
Claremont Station to be upgraded to include new turnbacks and accessibility improvements
Tender for engineering and design services for the Claremont upgrade now released
The McGowan Government will boost the frequency of train services on the Fremantle and Midland lines by 2021 as part of its METRONET expansion.

Passengers at stations between Claremont and Bayswater will have a train every five minutes during peak periods, once track and station upgrades are completed in coming years.

A tender released today calls for engineering and design services for the upgrade of the train station, two additional turnbacks, and platform extension and track realignment works at Claremont.

The track works will be undertaken to enable trains travelling from the Forrestfield-Airport Link to turn around just west of Claremont Station.

These upgrades mean Fremantle Line passengers connecting at Claremont Station and the city will have a direct link through to the Forrestfield-Airport Link, including Airport Central Station.

In addition to the station and track upgrades, the State Government's land development agency, LandCorp, has been maximising opportunities for residential and commercial development within the Claremont Station precinct.

The Claremont Station tender announcement follows the start of community consultation for the METRONET upgrade of Bayswater Station, which will enhance the Bayswater town centre and increase public open space.

Initiatives to create METRONET-style precincts are also being planned at other stations between Claremont and Bayswater, such as Meltham, West Leederville, Shenton Park and City West.

The project is funded from within the existing Forrestfield-Airport Link budget and was accounted for in the 2016-17 State Budget. It is anticipated that all rail works will be delivered by late 2020.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

"This is an exciting project that will benefit passengers on the Midland and Fremantle train lines, including the students attending the new Inner City College and the future developments around the Subiaco Oval site.

"It will ensure the best movement of trains once the Forrestfield-Airport Link is complete, and provide an additional place for drivers to turn trains outside the CBD without having to reach the end of the line.

"This is another recognition that Claremont is becoming a growing centre, with several developments close to public transport springing up right around the station precinct.

"The Claremont Station upgrade will allow the station to accommodate six-car trains and will help passengers with mobility issues to better access public transport

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Tunneling is now complete, with TBM Sandy having broken through yesterday.
Media Statements WA wrote:Ground-breaking milestone on METRONET project
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
  • Tunnel-boring machine Sandy breaks through at Bayswater dive structure
  • Ground-breaking milestone marks end of tunnelling on Forrestfield-Airport Link project
  • Track installation on Forrestfield-Airport Link due to begin in July
  • METRONET projects crucial to Western Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery
  • Six METRONET projects to be underway this year, creating thousands of local jobs
Tunnelling on METRONET's Forrestfield-Airport Link is now complete after tunnel-boring machine (TBM) Sandy broke through at the Bayswater dive structure yesterday (April 20).

The 130 metre-long, world-class machine spent more than 900 days tunnelling through varied and sometimes challenging conditions - including under Perth Airport and the Swan River.

Sandy's arrival at Bayswater completed a total 16 kilometres of tunnelling for the visionary project - twin bored tunnels, each of eight kilometres and was achieved just nine weeks after TBM Grace arrived on February 18.

The tunnels will link three new stations at Forrestfield, Airport Central and Redcliffe to the existing rail network.

The TBMs installed 9,000 tunnel rings comprising 54,000 locally fabricated concrete segments to form the tunnel walls, which were designed and built to have 120-year durability.

With tunnelling now complete, TBM Sandy will be dismantled and craned out of the dive structure. Installation of the first stage of track slab is 50 per cent complete and track laying is scheduled to begin in July. Construction and fit-out of the station buildings continues.

The $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project currently provides more than 700 Western Australian jobs and, along with the other METRONET projects, will play a key role in WA's COVID-19 economic recovery.

Trains are set to run on the new rail line in the second half of 2021.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

"The completion of tunnelling marks a major milestone for WA infrastructure.

"While Western Australia has been grappling with COVID-19, TBM Sandy and the project team have been continuing to work on this incredible project for Perth.

"Construction of the stations also continues, as does the installation of track slab, with the first track expected to be laid in July.

"Completing the Forrestfield-Airport Link is a key element of our METRONET plan to connect Perth's suburbs and ease congestion, and will play an important role in WA's COVID-19 economic recovery.

"In times like these it's important we continue to progress projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs, ultimately supporting the State's wider economy."

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

"In July 2017, Premier Mark McGowan and I were at the Forrestfield Station site to mark the start of tunnelling on the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

"Now I am happy to announce tunnelling is complete. TBM Sandy has lived up to her subterranean - and uniquely Western Australian - namesake in completing the second of our two tunnels.

"Thank you to the tunnelling team and other workers who delivered TBM Sandy to her destination and helped achieved this major milestone.

"As we turn to the project's next phase of construction, TBM Sandy's breakthrough is a timely reminder of the vital role METRONET projects will play in WA's COVID-19 economic recovery."
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A lot of words but the main points are that the last station on the line will be called High Wycombe and the line will be the Airport Line
Joint media statement - Community names new METRONET station High Wycombe
Friday, 26 June 2020

The votes are in and more than three quarters of respondents have opted for High Wycombe to become the permanent name for the Forrestfield-Airport Link's terminus station.

The new station is one of three under construction as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link, which will also be officially rebadged the Airport Line when it becomes operational.

More than 3500 votes were cast in the community survey, in which City of Kalamunda residents and business operators were invited to choose between High Wycombe and Forrestfield for the station's permanent name.

High Wycombe was the runaway winner, with 76.1 per cent opting to name the station after the suburb in which it is located.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said it was fantastic to have community involvement and local ownership of the city-shaping METRONET.

"Thousands of people will use METRONET for years to come, stripping endless cars off Perth roads and busting congestion," Mr Tudge said.

"But in the short term we are making sure that critical infrastructure is on track in Perth and across WA, creating jobs for hard working West Australians as we make our way out of the COVID pandemic."

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said that there was overwhelming local community support to change the name to High Wycombe Station.

"Asking members of the community to be part of the naming decision for both Redcliffe and High Wycombe stations allows those who will use the new Airport Line the opportunity to have their say before the line opens.

"It's pleasing to see the progress on the new High Wycombe Station, which will be a jewel in the crown for the wider City of Kalamunda community and an important piece of infrastructure for decades to come.

"The start of construction for the car park is another step towards completion of the station precinct and will provide a further boost for local jobs."

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said he was pleased that the new name had been chosen by the local community.

"The station name of High Wycombe reflects the feedback from the community that I have

had since 2017," Mr Irons said.

"Everyone I have heard from were overwhelming in support for naming the station High Wycombe, reflecting its geographical location."

State Member for Forrestfield Stephen Price MLA said the name of the station has been topical since the commencement of the project.

"As a strong advocate for my community to be able to have their say I'm pleased that so many people took part in the community survey," he said.

"I look forward to the completion of the High Wycombe Train Station in 2021."

The $1.86 billion METRONET project will connect Perth's eastern suburbs to the CBD via Bayswater, with new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe. Trains are expected to start running in late 2021.

Meanwhile, construction has started on High Wycombe Station's multi-deck car park.

The new car park, which is being built by West Australian company Melchor under contract to Salini Impregilo-NRW Joint Venture, will include more than 1200 parking bays and support 60 local jobs during construction.

The car park was updated from at-grade parking to a multi-deck design to improve station access for passengers and free up eight hectares of land for future development.

While construction on the car park is in its early stages, other work on the station is well-progressed, including fit-out of escalators, lifts and station rooms, and final touches on the station's main roof and skylights.

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Is the Airport Line run as a separate line or a branch of the Midland Line just as how the Thornlie Line is run in tandem with the Armadale Line.

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The inner stations from Bayswater on will be served by both the Airport and regular Midland services. I'm not sure what the practical distinction would be between it being a spur and a line of its own.

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I don’t know how many times it needs to be mentioned, it’s a branch or spur line at Bayswater same with Ellenbrook & Thornlie on the Armadale at Beckenham although that’ll more than likely be tackily renamed the Cockburn Line

*trains will run every 5 minutes in peak between Bayswater & Claremont or every 10 minutes west of Claremont and east of Bayswater on the outer Fremantle & Midland lines Airport line inclusive until the opening of the Ellenbrook line when timetables will be significantly changed

*Airport Line causes the least amount of confusion even though it terminates at High Wycombe same with the Joondalup line even though that line runs through to Butler/Yanchep

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Maybe I should be more specific. Would the Airport Line be having its own colour code and timetable, making it the exact opposite of the Thornlie Line that shares the same colour code and timetable with the Armadale Line?

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Enviro 500 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Maybe I should be more specific. Would the Airport Line be having its own colour code and timetable, making it the exact opposite of the Thornlie Line that shares the same colour code and timetable with the Armadale Line?
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Maybe I should be more specific. Would the Airport Line be having its own colour code and timetable, making it the exact opposite of the Thornlie Line that shares the same colour code and timetable with the Armadale Line?
Yes it’ll have its own line colour, timetables are unclear at this late stage because of the connection with the Fremantle line, Claremont Line, Daglish Line, Ellenbrook Line & Midland line same can be said for Thornlie once the extension is complete
yellow- Armadale line
Teal- Airport Line/Claremont Line
Brown- Cockburn Line
Blue- Fremantle line
Red- Ellenbrook line/Daglish Line
Maroon- Midland line
Green- Joondalup line
Orange- Mandurah line
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