Perth City Link
Perth City Link will reconnect the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in 100 years, and in the process create a vibrant new mixed-use precinct that will revitalise our city and dramatically change the face of Perth.
It involves sinking the Fremantle rail line from Perth Station to Lake/King streets, undergrounding of the Wellington Street Bus Station and creating five new connections between the CBD and Northbridge.
When completed Perth City Link will deliver significant benefits for locals and tourists alike: better access and connectivity; more residential, retail, entertainment and commercial opportunities; and more than 4 hectares of high quality public spaces.
The project is a collaboration between the three levels of government: the Federal Government, State Government - led by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the Public Transport Authority - and the City of Perth.
Reconnecting the City
The Rail Project
By 2031, an estimated 22,600 people per day will use the new pedestrian underpass between Perth Underground Station and all platforms at Perth Station.
- The rail project area is 1.2km in length
- The new covered section of the Fremantle Line will be almost 600m long
- 53,000 cubic metres, or approximately 21 Olympic sized swimming pools, of concrete will be poured
- 83,000 cubic metres of earth will be moved
Perth Arena opens with a bang as Sir Elton John kicks off his tour on November 10 - Nov 2012
Milligan Street precinct works completed and new-look Milligan Street and public art unveiled - Mar 2013
Pedestrian underpass between Perth Underground Station and all platforms at Perth Station operational - End 2013
Fremantle Line tunnel operational - End 2013
Sinking of the Fremantle Line completed and work begins of sinking the Wellington Street Bus Station - 2014
Works begin at City Square and Milligan Street bridge plaza - 2014
Milligan Street connection and bridge plaza completed - 2015
New underground Wellington Street Bus Station opens - 2016
City Square completed - 2016
Build out completed - 2020+
Residential accommodation for more than 3,000 people
Some lanes will be closed on Roe and Wellington Streets (between William Street and the Mitchell Freeway) while the works take place.
To allow upgrade works to continue in Perth Station (stage 2 of the pedestrian underpass and building the new Platform 8/9) works will take place on Wellington Street (May 2012 - mid 2013).
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