The new Midland Station is being built 16km from Perth’s central business district (CBD) in Western Australia.
METRONET, a multi-government departmental office established to undertake the expansion of Perth’s metropolitan transport network, is developing the project. The new station will replace the existing 53-year-old station in Midland to meet the growing transport needs of the region.
Early site investigations started in mid-2022 and included geotechnical site investigations, service relocations, water sampling and preparations to relocate an existing English Oak Tree. The development applications for the project were approved in June 2023, with main construction works scheduled to begin later in 2023.
The new station is expected to open by 2025.
METRONET New Midland Station location
The new station is being built between Helena and Cale streets in Midland, Perth. It will be located east of the existing Midland Station building and platforms, which will be demolished once the new station is operational. It will require the removal of the existing Helena Street level crossing and relocating it to Cale Street, extending it south through to Yelverton Drive.
The new station will improve links to the Midland Gate shopping centre and the Midland Health Campus and transform Midland into a contemporary urban centre. It will also enable future mixed-use development at Victoria Street.
The new station will have three platforms servicing six-car trains of the urban and regional networks and a modern design that reflects the local Noongar culture and scenery.
It will have a publicly accessible bridge structure that will be open 24/7 to enable pedestrian access between the north and south of the railway and access to the urban and regional train services and the new station platforms during station operation hours.
The new multi-storey car park will have more than 800 bays, including 20 ACROD and motorcycle bays, making it easier for commuters to board a train to locations such as the CBD and airport. A 12-stand bus interchange will be built as part of the project. The car park and bus interchange will be located on the site of the existing station.
The new station will also feature a kiosk, 96 secure bicycle shelters, lifts, stairs, and escalators. It will include an operational facility featuring a driver’s sign-on, administration facilities, and staff parking.
A new shared path of 1km will be built to extend the existing cycle network at Morrison Road and Lloyd Street, significantly improving public transport connectivity to the expanding region. Public spaces at the station entry points in the north and south will provide a connection between the bus interchange, kiosk, and wider station area.
The project also includes the development of 1.7km of new dual track extension of the Midland Line to the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility, thereby enabling future expansion of the line east of the depot when required.
The Australian and Western Australian governments are jointly funding the construction of the New Midland Station.
Midland Junction Alliance, which includes McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia Pacific and BG&E, was awarded a contract worth A$246.7m ($177.4m) for the design and construction of the New Midland Station in March 2022.
McConnell Dowell Constructors and Georgiou Group are construction companies. Meanwhile, Arcadis Australia Pacific is a design, engineering and consultancy solutions provider and BG&E is an engineering consultancy.
The consortium engaged element, a strategic planning and urban design firm, to provide planning, urban design, place, and heritage engagement services.
Architecture firm CAMPS is providing architecture services while environmental consulting and landscape architectural services provider Emerge Associates is responsible for the landscaping.
Tree services provider Arbor Centre is providing arboricultural inputs while Security Consulting Group, a security consultant, is responsible for crime prevention through environmental design.
CMW Geosciences, a specialist geotechnical consultancy, is investigating the supplemental geotechnical site. SLR Consulting, an environmental consultancy, is providing noise and vibration assessment.
A transport planning and modelling consultancy Flyt was contracted for traffic and pedestrian modelling while David Veal Consultants, a traffic engineering and transport planning consultancy services provider, was appointed as the road safety auditor.
Disability access consultant O’Brien Harrop Access is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Fire Design Solutions, a fire safety engineering consultancy, is providing fire engineering services.
ComplyWest, a building code compliance advice provider, is ensuring that the project complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) standards.
Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM was appointed as the lead consultant for the project.
Meanwhile, the architecture firm Plus Architecture was subcontracted by AECOM to prepare the project definition report, concept design, design coordination and urban design integration strategies. Hames Sharley was responsible for the urban design component.
METRONET programme details
The METRONET New Midland Station Project is part of a series of projects being undertaken to enable the long-term sustainable development of the greater metropolitan Perth area.
Stage one of the METRONET programme includes 72km of new passenger rail and 23 new stations, including the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and the New Bayswater Station, in addition to the Midland Station.