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.

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    What is the expected travel time Byford to Perth, it’s around 45 mins on Armadale line to Perth,

    Jay of Cardup asked 3 months ago

    The estimated travel time from Byford Station to Perth will be approximately 42 minutes.

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    Will there be a stabling yard at Byford or will trains terminate and stable over night at Armadale

    Denis Graham asked 3 months ago

    There's no plans for a stabling area for trains at Byford, at this stage trains will continue to stable at Claisebrook.

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    wi thought the byford line was originally to be linked to the mandurah line (at kwinana) which would have made the city journey much quicker. as it is - byford to armadale through to city - i could drive my car on thomas to kwinana, take that line and be in city before this byford line gets there or thereabout

    Kofi asked 3 months ago

    Connecting Byford to the west was considered in the long list options for the extension, however it was deemed nonviable due to the projections of where passengers will travel.

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    Can we please look in to extending the rail line to Serpentine? Or at least Mundijong? It is no doubt going to happen down the track (pardon the pun), but why not extend now?

    Ramone Glasgow asked 3 months ago

    Extending the line further south than Byford won't be part of this project, but the extension will be future proofed to allow for future extensions further south.

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    Can we get a cycle path between Armadale and Byford alongside the new railway?

    Phil Gore asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for the question. Any potential principal shared paths and connections will be considered as part of the design phase for the project.

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    Will there be a road over rail or tunnel for the Abernethy Road crossing as there really needs to be with all the shops schools and traffic within that vicinity.

    Byford asked 3 months ago

    As the new Byford Station will be north of Abernethy Road, no changes to this level crossing are proposed as part of the project.

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    For residents properties that back onto the Australind train line, will they be compensated or at least a barrier be built to block out the noise & sight of a train going past every 15 minutes.

    Kadie asked 3 months ago

    Noise and vibration impacts will be considered through the design phase, and mitigation measures will be implemented as part of the project. This may include noise barriers or other treatments.

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    What will happen to the railway crossing at Eleventh Ave ?

    JandM asked 3 months ago

    Options are still being considered for this crossing, which include either road-over-rail, rail over existing roads or closing the crossing, while factors such as safety, cost, timing and land topography will be considered.