Byford Rail Extension

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When the Byford Rail Extension is completed, residents in and around Byford will be able to travel by train to the Perth CBD and wider metropolitan area.

The design phase is now underway with a preferred option selected to extend the electrified rail network within the existing rail corridor around 8kms from Armadale Station, into a newly built Byford Station, approximately 400m north of Abernethy Road.

In addition to taking cars off the road, the project will further help improve traffic flow by reconfiguring the Thomas Road level crossing to a road-over-rail bridge. Options are still being considered for

When the Byford Rail Extension is completed, residents in and around Byford will be able to travel by train to the Perth CBD and wider metropolitan area.

The design phase is now underway with a preferred option selected to extend the electrified rail network within the existing rail corridor around 8kms from Armadale Station, into a newly built Byford Station, approximately 400m north of Abernethy Road.

In addition to taking cars off the road, the project will further help improve traffic flow by reconfiguring the Thomas Road level crossing to a road-over-rail bridge. Options are still being considered for the other existing level crossings.

Since the 1890’s, Byford has been a farming community at the south-eastern edge of Perth. Over the past 120 years, the town has evolved to a large residential and mixed-use precinct.

The Byford Rail Extension will provide improved access to the area and more transport options for those working and living in the area.

The Thomas Road over Rail project is being led by Main Roads Western Australia. You can find out more via their project page.

  • Find out more from the Project Team

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    25 August, 2020
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    As the project moves into the concept design phase, residents, workers, business owners, and land owners in Armadale and Byford areas are invited to share their thoughts on key elements of the design.

    A survey is open until 21 September and will provide insights into what is important to the community. These will be used to inform public art, surrounding area and station design elements.

    Those living, working or travelling through the project area are invited to attend one of two sessions to ask questions and learn more about what this project might mean for the local community:

    Online presentation
    Thursday 3 September at 6:30pm
    Register by 3 September on Eventbrite - byford-rail-online.eventbrite.com.au

    Drop-in session

    Saturday 12 September
    9am, 10am or 11am
    Byford Town Hall, 9 Clifton Street Byford
    Register at byford-rail-extension. eventbrite.com.au
    *Please note there is no formal presentation and you can come to speak one-on-one with the project staff anytime during your registered session

  • Future Byford Station site revealed

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    25 August, 2020
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    Electric trains are coming to Byford with the preferred station location now confirmed.

    The new ground-level Byford Station will be built within the existing rail corridor, around 8kms south of Armadale Station, south of Evans Way and 400 metres north of Abernethy Road.

    The Byford Rail Extension will improve access to the area and give more transport options for residents with a 42min train ride to the Perth CBD and improved bus connections.

    The future Byford Station will include up to 600 parking bays, a new bus interchange and pedestrian crossing over the railway line will be built. The project will also see a new Australind platform and upgraded pedestrian overpass at Armadale Station.

    In addition to taking cars off the road, the project will further help improve traffic flow by reconfiguring the Thomas Road level crossing into a road-over-rail bridge.

    Options are still being considered for the other five existing vehicle level crossings and pedestrian crossing at Seventh Road. Potential solutions include road-over-rail, rail over existing roads or crossing closure.