Western Australia’s public transport system is set to undergo a significant upgrade with the commencement of construction on the METRONET New Midland Station project.
The project will deliver a state-of-the-art, three-platform station nestled between Helena and Cale streets. This location places the new station closer to Midland’s town centre, increasing convenience for people travelling to places like Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will bring more than just a better public transport experience to local commuters – it will create better connections with key services like Midland Health Campus and Midland Gate, and will help Midland to develop into a thriving commercial and residential centre,” said WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti.
The new station will boast a 12-stand bus interchange, a multi-storey car park with more than 800 parking bays, and secure bike parking facilities – catering to both Midland residents and the broader hills communities.
The first phase of construction will focus on building the much-needed car park, necessitating the temporary closure of the western end of the station’s existing passenger car park. In addition, the car park on Railway Parade, east of Helena Street, will also undergo closure to facilitate the smooth construction of the new station.
Earlier this year, preliminary designs for the new station were unveiled, offering a glimpse of the modern architectural style of the new station. The design reflects the essence of local Noongar culture, the historic Midland Railway Workshops’ industrial backdrop, and the surrounding natural landscape.
The New Midland Station project comes at an estimated cost of $330 million and benefits from the combined financial support of both the Australian and Western Australian Governments.
WA Premier Roger Cook stated, “METRONET is powering ahead right across Perth, from Yanchep and Ellenbrook to Midland and Byford, with our major investment into public transport setting up our suburbs and communities for the future.”