A “preferred route” has been revealed today by the State Government which would see the rail line run down the middle of the Tonkin Highway east of the Bayswater train station, tunnel under the major road and the airport’s runways towards a proposed “consolidated” international and domestic airport terminal.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell said options eastwards from the airport, linking the suburbs of Forrestfield and High Wycombe to and from the airport, were also being planned for.
“Cabinet has approved the reservation of the surface route on land under control of the State and has endorsed ongoing discussions between the Public Transport Authority and stakeholders to ensure the route is protected,” Mr Buswell said
“Perth Airport will continue to experience substantial passenger growth and it is critical transport infrastructure is planned to ensure adequate services are in place to cater for the projected demand.”
Mr Buswell said the government was keen to “understand the project’s full scope and cost” in the coming months to determine where it sits in relation to other infrastructure projects.