THE West Australian Government has released artist impressions of the future Forrestfield Station, which forms part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project and is due to open in 2020.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said that eight bus bays and four layover bays, up to 2,500 parking bays for vehicles, a kiss-and-ride lane and cycling facilities, people will have a multitude of travel choices when the station opens.
"Passengers catching the train at the Forrestfield station will have a 20-minute CBD journey option - compared to up to 45 minutes by car."
Mr Marmion described the Forrestfield-Airport Link project as another example of the State Government's strong record in delivering much needed large-scale transport infrastructure across the metropolitan area.
"Construction of the rail line is important for improving public transport in Perth's eastern suburbs and reducing congestion in the metropolitan area," the Minister said.
"The Forrestfield station will change the face of the area and has been designed with the future community and the surrounding landscape of the Darling Scarp in mind.
"With its soaring eaves and geometric style, the station will offer passengers easy transfer options between rail, bus, bike, car and walking."
The Forrestfield-Airport Link project involves construction of an 8.5 kilometre rail spur off the Midland Line with twin-bored tunnels under the Swan River. In addition to Forrestfield, the project also includes new stations at Airport West (Belmont) and Consolidated Airport.
The design, construct and 10-year maintenance contract was awarded to a Salini Impregilo - NRW Joint Venture (SI-NRW) in April 2016. The project is jointly funded by the Western Australian and Australian governments ($490 million).