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Old September 23rd, 2014, 12:11 AM   #41
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Looks like the station is faaaaaar away from everything.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 08:41 AM   #42
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How often do these trains run? Is this a typical Metro system or more commuter rail?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 12:50 PM   #43
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I think it is every 15 minutes in Perth off peak, and about every 5 or so during peak.

It's kinda hard explaining PT in Perth. From memory, the city pioneered a model of trying to retrofit car centric suburbs with decent PT. They built a new line going north, which was then connected with a new line going south, with tracks in the median of a major freeway. The stations are far apart, but basically every bus service in the surrounding area terminates there. So even though Perth is a sprawling mess, it's generally easy to get around. Plus the lines are pretty new (about 30 years max on the northern line), the stations are big and modern, the trains are new and clean, it's surprisingly a good system.

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 01:30 PM   #44
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That's been my impression of Perth too. Perth appears to be incredibly sprawled and car-centric, but it still has invested more money in new rail lines than most cities could dream of thanks to an influx of wealth. It has also set up a very unified transport system with bus feeder systems to the railways at every suburb - I'd advise people to take a look at the newest line, the new Mandurah line and the way in which it functions.

My wife's cousin lives in Perth, but he's never taken public transport there. Perhaps I'll go visit him some time so I can get an impression of it too.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 07:12 PM   #45
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Old January 14th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #46
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Perth Airport rail link tender imminent
Wednesday, January 14, 2015



WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed it will issue a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) at the end of this month or early next month for the contract to construct Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) Forrestfield – Airport Link

The 8.5km line will extend the existing TransPerth Midland line through an 8km twin-bore tunnel beneath the Swan River to reach Perth Airport.

Geotechnical surveys for the tunnels were completed in December and construction is due to begin in mid-2016. Commissioning is scheduled for 2020.

The project will be delivered as a single design-build package and details of the tender will be published on the Western Australia government tenders website
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Old January 15th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #47
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Old March 19th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #48
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Renders of the new Perth Stadium Station.





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Old April 21st, 2015, 04:41 PM   #49
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Have you seen this?

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Old April 21st, 2015, 05:21 PM   #50
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Yes, Australians definitely would have seen it.
The incident happened in August 2014.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #51
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Three shortlisted for Perth airport rail link
Wednesday, May 06, 2015



THE Western Australian state government has announced that three consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the design-build contract for Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) Forrestfield-Airport Link

The three consortia are:
  • JHL joint venture (John Holland and Leighton Contractors)
  • SI-NRW joint venture (Salini Impregilo and NRW), and
  • Forrestfield Connect (Acciona Infrastructure, BAM International and Ferrovial Agroman)
The Western Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) will now issue a formal request for proposals (RFP) to the three shortlisted bidders, which will now develop fully-costed proposals for the project.

Legislation authorising construction of the 8.5km extension to the TransPerth suburban network was recently introduced to the state parliament

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Winners and losers in Western Australian budget
Thursday, May 21, 2015



THE state government of Western Australia issued its budget for 2015-2016 on May 13 with a commitment to funding the extension of the TransPerth suburban network to Perth airport, but the proposed Max light rail project appears to have been put on hold

For the 2015-2016 financial year, $A 45.5m ($US 35.9m) has been allocated for planning, procurement activities and land acquisition related to the Forrestfield-Airport Link with construction on the $A 2bn project due to start next year

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Green light for Perth airport rail link
Monday, July 13, 2015



PERTH's Forrestfield-Airport Link took an important step towards the start of construction on July 13, when Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority recommended the $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) project for conditional approval

The line will branch off the existing Midland Line, just east of Bayswater station with new stations at Airport West, Consolidated Airport, and Forrestfield. Most of the route will be underground in an 8km twin-bore tunnel beneath the Swan River and the airport

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Construction of Perth’s first multi-storey train station carpark will begin at Edgewater next week, forcing the yearlong closure of almost 500 parking bays to accommodate the building work. The closure will mean that less than half of the station’s existing parking bays will be available to commuters from Sunday. The likely early-morning scramble for bays has forced the Public Transport Authority to encourage people to use alternatives.

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The $29.5 million carpark will accommodate an extra 560 bays when it opens late next year. Transport Minister Dean Nalder has indicated that the three-level carpark is being built to help ease growing demand in the northern suburbs.

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To complement the area’s amenity, it will have an open roof and be as high as nearby commercial buildings. The facade will give the impression of an occupied building. The new carpark will increase the station’s total parking capacity to about 1450 bays.
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Contractor selected for Perth airport rail link
18 Feb 2016



AUSTRALIA: The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has selected a joint venture of Salini Impregilo and NRW as preferred bidder for the main works of the A$2bn Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth.

Two other bidders were shortlisted: the Forrestfield Connect joint venture of Acciona Infrastructure, BAM International and Ferrovial Agroman; and the JHL joint venture of John Holland and Leighton Contractors. The contract is expected to be signed by May

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Old February 24th, 2016, 05:12 AM   #58
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I'm from Perth. Although I don't live there anymore, I still have a lot of involvement in the public transport scene. So just ask if there are any specific questions you have on the public transport system.

Although Perth is very car-centric and sprawly, there has been continued investment in public transport in recent years. The six train lines each run from around 5:00am to midnight with a 15 minute daytime frequency (higher in peak, lower at night). Buses run frequently during the workday in most areas, but less frequent at night and on weekends.

Here are some photos to show some of the public transport and its surrounds.

Bus priority lanes provided down central median of the Causeway which connects Perth CBD across the river to Victoria Park and the south eastern suburbs.

Buses used to run northbound along Barrack St (pictured) and southbound along William St in the Perth CBD. But now they have consolidated all bus operations to use William St to centralise bus services closer to the train station.

Wellington St has looked like a construction site for over 10 years now. First because of construction related to the underground station for the Mandurah Line. Then an overhaul of the street to become pedestrian friendly. And now because of work related to Perth City Link which will see the central bus station placed underground and a tunnel onto Wellington St built.


As mentioned above, buses now run both directions along William St (pictured). It is proposed this year to convert this section of William St into a transit mall. Only buses, taxis, pedestrians and cyclists (and future trams) will be able to use this stretch of road in the future.


Perth has trialled a mix of interesting bus types over the years. The most recent was a Volvo Hybrid bus. The trial however was considered unsuccessful and the bus was recently sold. The government have opted for Euro 6 Volvo diesel buses instead.


Perth has an excellent free Central Area Transit (CAT) system. Buses run on four lines during the day every 5 to 10 minutes providing important connections around the City and surrounds and reducing car dependency within the city. The most recent route to be introduced was the Green CAT which provides a cross-city bypass by connecting the two key train stations on the North-South rail line with the large office/commercial area of West Perth.


Key bus routes run until 11pm-12am, but at lower frequencies to daytime services. The Airport bus - 380 runs from 4:25am to 1:20am while one of the high frequency routes - 950 runs from 5am to 1:30am daily.


A temporary bus station at Roe Street was built to allow for northern bus operations to continue while the new underground busport is built (behind the wall/fence).


Leederville just to the north of the Perth CBD is the first typical freeway train station you will see on the Joondalup Line heading north. Most stations are built between the freeway lanes with an overpass provided to either a bus interchange, car parks or surrounding town centre.


A ferry service operates between Elizabeth Quay in Perth to Mends St Jetty in South Perth. It provides a connection the Zoo, commuter service for South Perth residents and a tourist service for those who visit Elizabeth Quay or the Zoo.
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Pressure on existing infrastructure and resources has prompted the government to increase population density in areas close to the Perth CBD and along high frequency transport corridors. This has resulted in new mixed use apartment buildings popping up on main roads.



Some parts of Perth offer nice views of the Swan River on the train and bus:


This shot pretty much shows all the transport modes in one. Whitfords Station is also located within the freeway reserve and has a bus interchange built above the train platforms for quick transfer to feeder bus services, as well as a park and ride carpark. The two train types A-series (right) and B-series (left) are both seen in this photo. Once final deliveries are made, only the B-series will be working this line.


Joondalup Station is one of the few stations on the line that aren't located within the freeway reserve. This station is sunken and is located next to a major shopping centre and town centre. Buses at ground level provide feeder services to nearby suburbs.


Buses operate deep into low-density suburbia (and even further!). The Darling Ranges is a typical backdrop from anywhere on the coastal plain that raises slightly.

Buses also operate less frequently in rural areas and through the Darling escarpment.


Even the leafy wealthy suburbs where almost everyone has at least two or three cars still have a reasonable bus network. Not necessarily corresponding with reasonably new buses however!


However the government has recently committed to buying 70 new Euro 6 Volvo low floor articulated buses to replace ageing models by 2019.


If anyone has any questions or photo requests related to public transport in Perth, you can ask me.
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