MetroRail Project

 

Status (Package E)

Works on the rail across the old Mt Henry Bridge are complete and the 100km/h speed limits have been reinstated. The PSP is now open and works to re-instate and rehabilitate the Esplanade and Mt Henry Reserve are currently underway.

All Package E works on the Narrows Rail Bridge are complete.

Final surfacing on the freeway is complete. The southbound freeway south of Judd Street has been realigned to accommodate the future South Perth train station.

At the Leach Highway and South Street interchanges, the freeway on and off ramps have been realigned to accommodate the new railway station car parks.  Principal Shared Path (PSP) underpasses have been installed under the new ramps and will be connected to the path network on completion of the stations.

Traffic Management, including reduced speed zones, will be required occasionally for other contracts to construct the stations and railway but these will have significantly less impact on the freeway.

For the latest information regarding traffic impacts see inside the cover of the Sunday Times each week.

 

About the Project

Main Roads Western Australia project managed the Southern Suburbs Railway Package E on behalf of the Western Australian Government Railways Commission (WAGR) and its New MetroRail Project Team.

The Package E works on Kwinana Freeway from the Narrows Bridge to Jandakot were designed and constructed by Leighton Contractors Pty Limited and completed in March 2006.

Package E comprised the design and construction of the civil, structural and drainage works to accommodate the railway in the Kwinana Freeway median between the Narrows Bridge and Jandakot.

The project, in conjunction with delivery of the other rail packages,:

    • encouraged people currently travelling by car to major activity centres to use public transport;
    • be part of an integrated public transport system;
    • significantly reduced journey times for all prospective commuters from Jandakot and further south;
    • significantly improved the level of service offered by the entire metropolitan rail system; and
    • enhanced land use opportunities along its route.

Package E did not include design and construction of the actual railway itself or the railway signalling and communication systems.

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Modified: 03 Sep 2014