DoT – Forrestfield to Perth Airport Rail Link – Western Australia - Project Profile

DoT – Forrestfield to Perth Airport Rail Link – Western Australia - Project Profile


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The Department of Transport (DoT) is undertaking the construction of a rail link in Western Australia, Australia.

The project involves the construction of an 8km rail line including two underground tunnels beneath the Swan River and three new stations transporting 20,000 passengers a year.

The first station Belmont (formerly Airport West Station) will be a bus interchange with parking space for 500 to 1,000 cars at Belmont near the present domestic terminal. The second Airport Central Station (formerly Consolidated Airport) will be under the consolidated airport at the current international terminal and the third station (Forrestfield Station) will be a bus-train interchange station in Forrestfield with parking space for 2,500 cars.

Golder Associates has been appointed as a Geotechnical consultant.

In August 2014, the Definition Plan (PDP) Summary was released, which contains the final route details, station locations, and concept designs as well as information about the 8km of tunneling east of Bayswater Station to Forrestfield.

On January 29, 2015, the DoT invited expressions of interest (EOI) for the design and construction of the project with March 12, 2015, as the submission deadline. The contract will be a single design-build package including tunnel and civil infrastructure, track, stations and rail systems with signaling, communications, and power.

On March 18, 2015, DoT received five EOI submissions for the project. They are as follows:

1. Connecting Forrestfield (Lend Lease and Ghella)

2. CRCC-BGC-VDM JV (China Railway Construction Corporation, BGC, and VDM)

3. Forrestfield Connect (Acciona, BAM, and Ferrovial Agroman)

4. JHL JV (Leighton Contractors and John Holland)

5. SI-NRW JV (Salini Impregilo and NRW)

In May 2015, DoT shortlisted the three bidders for the project. They are as follows:

1. Forrestfield Connect (ACCIONA Infrastructure, BAM International, and Ferrovial Agroman).

2. JHL JV (John Holland and Leighton Contractors)

3. SI-NRW JV (Salini Impregilo and NRW)

On June 29, 2015, DoT issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the three shortlisted bidders with submission deadline is November 2015.

In February 2016, SI-NRW joint venture (JV) of Salini Impregilo and NRW Pty Ltd was selected as the preferred bidder and on April 28, 2016, was awarded the US$898 million design-build contract.

In April 2016, the federal government allocated US$373 million to the state government for the project.

The project is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments, with state government providing US$1,023 million and federal government US$373 million.

In May 2016, Allens Group and King & Wood Mallesons have been appointed as the legal advisor. BG&E has been appointed as sub-consultant for mechanical and electrical works.

In July 2016, Jacobs Engineering Group was appointed as a technical advisor. Under the contract, Jacobs will be responsible for the provision of a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental team to review the project’s design and construction documentation.

In September 2016, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff signed a contract with the SI-NRW Joint Venture to provide independent design verification services the scope of work includes to verify all aspects of the design from geotechnical, tunnelling and civil structures, through to stations, buildings and the railway.

On November 3, 2016, Groundbreaking ceremony held on the project.

On January 25, 2017, Ansaldo STS awarded a US$33 million signaling contract to Salini Impregilo – NRW Joint Venture (SINRW). The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, and testing of signaling and communication for the 8 km line extension.

As of May 2017, construction works are underway on Airport Central Station.

On July 30, 2017, tunnel boring work commenced on the first tunnel, with drilling works on the second tunnel expected in September 2017

The tunnel boring is slated to commence in late July 2017 and scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

Construction activities on the entire project scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.


The project involves the construction of an 8km rail line from Forrestfield to Perth Airport in Western Australia, Australia.

The US$1,450 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of twin-bored tunnels

2. Construction of three new stations

3. Construction of signaling junctions

4. Construction of a bus interchange

5. Construction of a bus-train interchange

6. Construction of 3,500 car parking systems

7. Installation of signaling lines

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