Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals

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The ding, ding, ding of level crossings along the Armadale Line is the sound of a safety risk and congestion point on the local road network.

As more trains start running in the future, boom gates will be down more often, increasing congestion around the crossing, and sharpening our focus on community safety and ease of movement.

To address these concerns, the METRONET Level Crossing Removal project will remove up to six vehicle level crossings on the Inner Armadale Line.

Removing the Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street level crossings is an opportunity to improve road safety, ease movements in the area, modernise stations and create versatile public spaces for the community.


Following extensive early planning and seeing the success of similar projects in the eastern states, the current preferred solution is to elevate the rail for up to five of these crossings, except at Hamilton Street, where land on either side of the railway has been reserved.

The elevated solutions preferred for this project will result in Carlisle, Oats Street, Beckenham and potentially Queens Park stations being rebuilt. Due to low patronage, Welshpool Station will close, and the new Oats Street Station will service the Welshpool area. Two options for removing the Wharf Street level crossing were initially put forward, elevating the rail or closing the crossing.

Based on initial stakeholder feedback on the Wharf Street options, an additional option is now being considered which would see elevated rail at both Hamilton Street and Wharf Street, including rebuilding Queens Park Station. The option to close the Wharf Street level crossing is not preferred.

To help inform project planning as it continues, we want to know what you think we should consider. Your valuable feedback will be provided to the design team and the two Community Reference Groups.

For more information on the project visit our website.

The survey and community reference group nominations has now closed. We will announce details of the survey and Community Reference Group members by the end of August. The team is also holding community drop-in sessions on August 15 and 22, more details can be found in 'Key Dates'.

The ding, ding, ding of level crossings along the Armadale Line is the sound of a safety risk and congestion point on the local road network.

As more trains start running in the future, boom gates will be down more often, increasing congestion around the crossing, and sharpening our focus on community safety and ease of movement.

To address these concerns, the METRONET Level Crossing Removal project will remove up to six vehicle level crossings on the Inner Armadale Line.

Removing the Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street level crossings is an opportunity to improve road safety, ease movements in the area, modernise stations and create versatile public spaces for the community.


Following extensive early planning and seeing the success of similar projects in the eastern states, the current preferred solution is to elevate the rail for up to five of these crossings, except at Hamilton Street, where land on either side of the railway has been reserved.

The elevated solutions preferred for this project will result in Carlisle, Oats Street, Beckenham and potentially Queens Park stations being rebuilt. Due to low patronage, Welshpool Station will close, and the new Oats Street Station will service the Welshpool area. Two options for removing the Wharf Street level crossing were initially put forward, elevating the rail or closing the crossing.

Based on initial stakeholder feedback on the Wharf Street options, an additional option is now being considered which would see elevated rail at both Hamilton Street and Wharf Street, including rebuilding Queens Park Station. The option to close the Wharf Street level crossing is not preferred.

To help inform project planning as it continues, we want to know what you think we should consider. Your valuable feedback will be provided to the design team and the two Community Reference Groups.

For more information on the project visit our website.

The survey and community reference group nominations has now closed. We will announce details of the survey and Community Reference Group members by the end of August. The team is also holding community drop-in sessions on August 15 and 22, more details can be found in 'Key Dates'.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey is now closed.

    While technical limitations means a number of project elements are fixed, significant parts are yet to be confirmed. If you use one of the following level crossings or stations, or perhaps live along this section of the Armadale Line, please complete this survey to share a bit about your area and what you think we should consider when removing the crossings:

    1. Potential level crossings to remove: Oats Street, Mint Street, Welshpool Road, Wharf Street, Hamilton Street and William Street
    2. Potentially impacted stations: Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Beckenham station
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The application period is now closed. 

    METRONET is establishing two Community Reference Groups (CRGs) to help inform the concept design for the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal project. The North CRG group will cover Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road (including Carlisle, Oats Street and Welshpool stations), and the South CRG will cover Wharf, Hamilton and William streets (including Queens Park, Cannington and Beckenham stations). 

    Residents and local businesses within the project area are encouraged to apply by 11.59pm Sunday, 19 July. 


    The CRG's provide local insights and feedback during concept design for non-fixed project elements including: 

    • Overall station concept designs as they develop
    • Potential railway connections to consider
    • Potential uses and design considerations for the new public spaces; and 
    • Identify opportunities and issues for proposed designs. 

    Before continuing this nomination application, please ensure you agree to the Terms of Reference.

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