Work underway on first Armadale line elevated station

Construction of the first elevated train station as part METRONET's major transformation of the Armadale Line (southwest of Perth) is now underway, marking a significant milestone for the project.

The first elevated station to commence works is Carlisle - one of seven new stations being built as part of the upgrades.

More than 150 metres of elevated rail has been constructed in recent weeks to allow for the works at Carlisle Station to commence.

The new Carlisle Station will include two ground level entrances serviced by stairs, four lifts, 57 parking bays, and bike storage.

It will also provide new public open spaces underneath the station, and elevated rail with plans for a playground, fitness park, nature play, and shared paths.

New stations are also being built at Oats Street, Queens Park, Cannington, Beckenham, Armadale, and Byford.

It is anticipated construction of all seven new stations will be underway within the next few months.

Along with seven new train stations, the upgrades will see 5.5 kilometres of elevated rail constructed, and six hectares of new public open space created, while 13 level crossings have already been removed.

The METRONET Armadale Line upgrades are comprised of the Victoria Park Level Crossing Removal project, and the Byford Rail Extension project - with both jointly funded by the Albanese and Cook Labor Governments.

The projects form part of the METRONET program, across which the Australian Government has committed an investment of $4.18 billion.

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

"I am delighted to see this latest important step in transforming the Armadale Line.

"Since the Armadale Line upgrade started in November, nearly 40 kilometres of track has been removed, along with more than 30,000 tonnes of ballast and 38,000 rail sleepers.

"Seven train stations were also demolished to make way for the new elevated rail -giving a sense of the scale of this transformational nation-building project."

Quotes attributable to WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

"The upgrades to the Armadale Line are moving ahead at a rapid pace, and I want to commend all of the teams involved for the incredible progress that has been made in only a few months.

"Starting works on the first elevated station is a big milestone for the Armadale Line upgrades, and the community is already starting to see how this project will provide significant benefits by reducing congestion, and delivering new public open space and modern infrastructure.

"Works on the elevated structure will continue to progress in the coming weeks and months - with the focus being on the sites of our new train stations, which will allow construction of those new stations to commence.

"Within the next few months, construction will be underway on all seven new stations on the Armadale Line, marking the peak construction phase for the project."

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Swan Zaneta Mascarenhas:

"As a local, and an engineer, I am very excited about the transformation of the rail network now underway.

"The Armadale Line transformation is also a growth and skills boom for the workforce here in WA.

"Employment across the rail corridor is expected to grow by around 1,400 workers as work ramps up on the seven new stations."

Quotes attributable to State Member for Victoria Park Hannah Beazley:

"As someone who lives in the area, it's amazing to see how quickly this project is progressing.

"In a little over 12 months' time, our community will have access to some incredible new facilities and amenities - while suburbs like Victoria Park, Lathlain, and Carlisle will be more connected than they've ever been before."