Major Contract

METRONET - Byford Extension

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
METRONET - Byford Extension

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.

Key Dates

Oct 2020 RFP Open
2021 Expected Contract Award
Dec 2021 Expected Construction Commencement

Procurement

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)

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not listed
Resources
Infrastructure agency resources
IA business case evaluation