Contractors for East Perth station redevelopment

09/08/2016 - 13:01

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Construction contractor Laing O’Rourke and engineering firm AECOM have won a $25 million contract to upgrade the East Perth train station, which is expected to take on larger crowds when the new Perth Stadium opens next year.

Construction contractor Laing O’Rourke and engineering firm AECOM have won a $25 million contract to upgrade the East Perth train station, which is expected to take on larger crowds when the new Perth Stadium opens next year.

Upgrades to the East Perth station will include lengthening of the station platform, replacing the existing pedestrian bridge with a new wider, covered bridge, installing four new lifts and stairs, new bike facilities, and a rail crossover.

The platform will also be resurfaced and new tactile markers will be installed to help those with vision impairment to use the station.

The joint venture (in collaboration with the Public Transport Authority of WA) is also building the new train station and associated railway infrastructure at the new stadium under a $100 million contract.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the East Perth station redevelopment was part of the integrated transport solution for the new stadium.

“About 7,500 people of a capacity crowd of 60,000 people are expected to use the station as their route to and from the new stadium,” he said.

“In addition to ensuring the station is able to meet the increased level of patronage on Perth Stadium event days, the works will meet the Disability Discrimination Act requirements for such a facility.

“This upgrade will benefit fans heading to the stadium, Transperth passengers using the Midland Line and regional travellers accessing Transwa services from the East Perth rail and coach terminal.”

The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, in-line with the planned finish date of the Perth Stadium and the Stadium station.

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