The Byford Extension of the Armadale line is estimated to cost $635 million. The project includes:
- eight kilometre extension of the Armadaline line from Armadale Station to Byford
- a new ground-level station at Byford Station
- upgrading Armadale Station, and
- reconfiguringThomas Road level crossing with a road-over-rail bridge.
Further investigating on expanding the Byford Rail Extension project scope to potentially include elevated rail in the Armadale and/or Byford town centres are under way.
The new Byford Station includes:
- 600 parking bays
- a bus interchange, and
- a pedestrian crossing over the railway line.
Work on Armadale Station includes:
- expanding the platforms for six-car trains
- constructing a new Australind platform
- extending the pedestrian overpass, and
- redeveloping the bus interchange.
The main Construction Contract is expected to be awarded mid-2021, with construction to commence before the end of 2021.
|Oct 2020||RFP Open|
|2021||Expected Contract Award|
|Dec 2021||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Procuring Agency:||Public Transport Authority|
|Shortlist:||Byford Alliance (Downer EDI, CPB Contractors, Aurecon and CareyMC) and MetCONNX Alliance (Laing O’Rourke, Pritchard Francis Consulting, and Kellogg Brown & Root)|
|Sep 2017||The 2017-18 WA Budget confirmed the Public Transport Authority will spend $2.1 million across 2017-18 and 2018-19 to undertake planning for the extension.|
|May 2018||The Federal Government allocated $241 million towards the line as part of the $1.1 billion funding allocation for METRONET in the 2018-19 Budget. The funding was to be provided between FY2019-20 and FY2024-25.|
|Jun 2018||In June 2018, tenders opened to prepare a business case for the $491 million Byford Extension.|
|Sep 2019||The first stage of the business case was submitted to IA for assessment.|
|Jul 2020||The second stage of the business case was submitted to Infrastructure Australia.|
|Oct 2020||The Government of Western Australia released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project. The tender included design and construction of eight kilometres of electrified dual track, the removal of level crossings and a new station at Byford.|
|Jan 2021||The Government of Western Australia announced the Byford Alliance (Downer EDI, CPB Contractors, Aurecon and CareyMC) and MetCONNX Alliance (Laing O’Rourke, Pritchard Francis Consulting, and Kellogg Brown & Root) as the two shortlisted bidders for the main works contract.|
|May 2021||The Federal Government announced $110 million in new funding for the project, bringing its total commitment to $351 million to date.|