Metronet Update

Midland and Airport lines shutdown extended

The temporary closure of the Midland and Airport lines has been extended to Friday 28 April to safely
carry out essential and highly complex works on the METRONET New Bayswater Station Project.

Once demolition work began on the 130-year-old station, bridge and rail line, the full extent of works
was understood and due to the site’s constraints, works were re-sequenced in order to ensure they
were completed safely.

Round-the-clock works will continue until the end of the shutdown and includes testing and
commissioning of the new rail line and bridge to allow trains to recommence from first service on
Saturday 29 April.

Train replacement bus routes 900, 901 and 902 will continue to operate along the Midland and Airport
lines in the interim. Local road closures currently in place will remain.

Bayswater Station will remain closed until September to safely complete the elevated southern
platform – making it safe for passenger use. A free, privately operated shuttle (route 44) will operate
between Meltham and Bayswater stations from train replacement bus stops at King William Street
(opposite Bert Wright Park) and Whatley Crescent (Meltham Station).

For more information or to plan your journey, visit


St Columba’s School Bayswater

32 Roberts Street, Bayswater WA 6053
PO Box 61, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9208 2700