Residents living and working in Serpentine-Jarrahdale are set to benefit from the METRONET Byford Rail Extension, made possible by a $350.5 million investment from the Morrison Government.
The $635 million Byford extension involves the construction of approximately 8km of new track and a new station at Byford, about 400m north of Abernethy Road and south of Evans Way. It will include a bus interchange and up to 600 parking bays.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said many people in Byford were looking forward to having their suburb connected via rail.
“The Byford Rail extension will change the way people in Byford live and work,” he said.
“It will create more opportunities for local workers, students and businesses.
“The community in Byford has waited many years for the construction of this station. We committed to building the station back in 2018, so I’m very excited to see it progressing to the next stage.”
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said today’s METRONET developments means jobs for hard-working West Australians and financial stimulus for the WA economy.
“All along the Morrison Government have said that METRONET will re-shape Perth and that transformation is underway,” Mr Tudge said.
“It means jobs right now and critical, targeted infrastructure for generations to come.”
To help facilitate the rail line works have commenced on the the Thomas Road level crossing, which will be replaced with a road-over-rail bridge, supporting more than 330 jobs.
The concept design phase for the Byford Rail Extension Project is underway and once complete the main construction contract is expected to be awarded in late-2021.