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Old September 5th, 2017, 03:32 PM   #2681
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On the other hand, promising another brand new rail line including tunnelling, especially if it smells like a Liberal policy, might not be so attractive for the current government which is trying to look like it's making hard budgetary decisions.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 02:31 AM   #2682
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If they can present it as a saving they will be fine.

Certainly if the Airport line and predicted cost of the PFL are anything to go by, tunneling in Perth is amazingly cheap by national standards. With the Midland line already having to absorb additional trains from the airport, it will almost certainly start suffering congestion problems if they add another spur. Upgrading to quad track might end up taking up any savings they achieve by not tunneling to Morley.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 03:28 AM   #2683
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If they can present it as a saving they will be fine.

Certainly if the Airport line and predicted cost of the PFL are anything to go by, tunneling in Perth is amazingly cheap by national standards. With the Midland line already having to absorb additional trains from the airport, it will almost certainly start suffering congestion problems if they add another spur. Upgrading to quad track might end up taking up any savings they achieve by not tunneling to Morley.
Agree. I can't see how four tracking to Bayswater (and still not conquering the problem given we already will have separate FF and Midland routes using it) is going to be cost effective versus a new, fast and direct tunnel. It would be 3.5direct under the ground from Perth to ECU, then about the same again to Morley Galleria and then another 2 km to the closest point on Tonkin Hwy for a north bound trajectory.

Otherwise, if they wanna do ultra cheap and Ellenbrook only, the just extend the Midland line to Upper Swan which with limited traffic on the freight network could be done cheap and nasty, which would go against the grain of what Perth has achieved with rail transport, but would fit the zeitgeist.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 05:59 AM   #2684
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https://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au/ 2.15 Perth time
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #2685
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BUILDING METRONET; REDUCING CONGESTION; CREATING JOBS
$1.3 billion for METRONET Stage 1 projects, including the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension, and acquisition of an additional 102 rail cars
$237 million for construction of the Armadale Road Bridge
$50 million for a new traffic interchange at Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive
$49 million for the widening of Kwinana Freeway northbound between Russell Road and Roe Highway
$40 million to begin works on widening the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric Street and Vincent Street
A record $129 million investment over four years to build at least 95 km of new cycling paths
No surprises obviously

METRONET well underway with major funding injection

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McGowan Government allocates $1.34 billion in 2017-18 Budget for METRONET
METRONET election commitments being delivered, creating thousands of jobs
The plan will ease traffic congestion and deliver world-class public transport
Majority of funding allocated from the cancelled Perth Freight Link budget
The McGowan Labor Government is getting straight to work and building METRONET.

As part of the 2017-18 State Budget, $1.34 billion has been allocated over the next four years to start work on stage one METRONET priority projects.

The long-term plan will connect suburbs with world-class public transport and deliver well planned liveable communities across Perth.

A key component of the McGowan Government's Plan for Jobs, METRONET will create thousands of jobs over the life of each project, including in the manufacturing industry as part of the $508.2 million commitment to develop Western Australia's own rail car manufacturing capability.

The State Budget also includes the following METRONET projects:
The Forrestfield-Airport Link, as the first METRONET project, is estimated to have $406.5 million expended in 2017-18, with completion expected in late 2020;
The $535.8 million Thornlie-Cockburn Link (with $423 million over four years);
The $520.2 million Yanchep Rail Extension (with $440.8 million over four years);
$22.1 million allocated for detailed planning and design work of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Byford Rail Extension;
$70 million to remove the Denny Avenue level crossing and begin planning for the future removal of level crossings at Caledonian Avenue, Oats Street and Wharf Street;
$28.2 million towards the Midland Station Project, involving the relocation of the existing Midland Station to Cale Street and an extension of the line to Bellevue;
Planning for the new Karnup Station on the Mandurah Line, as part of $101.3 million committed towards new stations and existing station upgrades; and
A new multi-storey car park at Mandurah Station, with $16.1 million allocated, subject to a matching funding contribution from the Federal Government.
Bellevue, Ellenbrook and Byford get a mention too, as does Karnup
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:31 AM   #2686
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:36 AM   #2687
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Cale St Midland.
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They will need to electrify to here even without the Bellevue extn
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:39 AM   #2688
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Be good if this land was acquired for a Bellevue Park and Ride, straight off Roe Hwy and accessible for people coming from east and north.

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Old September 7th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #2689
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So will Two Rocks be the maximum extent of the Joondalup line?
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Old September 8th, 2017, 08:04 PM   #2690
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^More like Lancelin in about 50 or so years time.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 04:19 AM   #2691
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Although they seem to be treating Yanchep as if it is Two Rocks, no push to extend further
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Old September 9th, 2017, 06:12 AM   #2692
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Under the North West Corridor Structure Plan, Two Rocks is to be served via a light rail from Yanchep Station, with the rail line swinging back in land to join up with the Mitchell Freeway.

https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/dop_p...amework_A3.pdf
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Old October 14th, 2017, 01:56 PM   #2693
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Have we seen these before?

Weston Williamson, GHD Woodhead to design Perth airport link rail stations

https://architectureau.com/articles/...eid=6d37284e76

The three stations comprising the Airport-Forrestfield link, to be named Airport Central, Belmont and Forrestfield, are all planned for contextually different sites. While the designs for the three stations share certain common threads – a high level of transparency and the use of commissioned artworks, for example – each will be tailored to the specific circumstances of its location.

The line’s terminus at Forrestfield station, for instance, is being designed with the future growth of the surrounding area in mind.

Gennaro Di Dato, principal at Weston Williamson and Partners and design director of the project, said that when the station will be a catalyst for future development.

“The station will be the first in the area, and then there will be a mixed-use masterplan that fills in the area later on, perhaps in 10 to 15 years.”
“That’s pretty much the model used in Europe in the last century – build the infrastructure first, then develop a masterplan, and people and business [will] come and you create a community.”

Di Dato said that the station design has been heavily influenced by the nearby landscape. “The site is quite beautiful – it’s very close to the Darling Scarp [mountain range] and the landscape is predominant there.”
The station’s distinctive roof is intended to reference the site’s natural surrounds. “The shape of the roof is faceted and trying to mimic, almost, the geological fragmentation of the Darling Scarp.”

The Airport Central site, conversely, is locked in on all sides by existing airport infrastructure.

“We wanted to create something that is iconic,” said Di Dato. “It’s the first station of its kind in Perth and we also wanted to have something resembling the idea of travel and the aerodynamic shape of the aircraft and the airport.”

The design references travel in a number of ways. A sculpture hanging from the roof of the ground-level atrium will resemble a flock of birds, while a mural at concourse level “resembles the journey of [Indigenous] people.”

The three-level station, which would gulp in natural light via glazed walls on three sides of the triple height forecourt, descends 25 metres to platform level.
“Using slots into the concrete slabs on the concourse level, we were trying to get all the natural light all the way down to the platform level,” said Di Dato.
“You come off a long journey, twenty hours plus, off an airplane. We wanted to create a sense of calm and warmth, in a way.”

The station at Belmont will slot into a masterplan that will see the area become more dense.

“The idea is to intensify around the station at a medium to high density. We’re talking about some buildings [that can] reach ten-storey heights,” said Di Dato, describing the design as “quite subtle. It doesn’t have the sort of presence Airport or Forrestfield [will] have. It’s trying to blend into the masterplan’s vision for the future.”

One challenge the architects were tasked with tackling was the planned bus interchange directly in front of the station. “One of the main concerns for Belmont station from the Perth Transport Authority’s point of view was that they didn’t want to encourage people to cross the bus lanes.” The architects propose a series of raised garden beds, about one metre high, into which benches and seats are embedded, as a useful deterrent rather than a fence.

Di Dato said that Belmont station in particular has been designed on the basis of intensive community feedback. “People in Belmont are quite vocal about what they want.”



The distinctive roof of Forrestfield Station is intended to reference the site’s natural surrounds.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 01:31 AM   #2694
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Terrible land use in that render!
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Old October 15th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #2695
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I do like the airport one. The others will hopefully have the sort of demand that warrants their size
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