Forrestfield-Airport Link, Perth
The new metro rail line that will allow residents in the eastern suburbs of Perth to travel 20 minutes to the city centre.
The project comprises the design, construction and maintenance for 10 years of the Forrestfield-Airport Link, which will connect the eastern suburbs of Perth with the existing suburban rail network as well as the airport. By 2021 the line is expected to generate 20,000 passenger trips on the network every day It will also reduce road traffic and travelling times.
Webuild and its joint-venture partner NRW Pty Ltd (80% of the joint-venture is held by Webuild) will build three stations, twin-bored tunnels, three emergency egress shafts and parking spaces.
Each tunnel is 8 kilometres long (internal diameter 6.17 m and excavation diameter of 7 m), for which two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machine) have been specifically designed.
In April 2020, the excavations of the line were completed with the breakthrough of the second TBM and the civil works are being performed to complete the contract.
The project is registered and will be seeking, as a minimum, an Excellent rating under the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme, which is administered by the Infrastructure Council of Australia (ISCA).
The scheme provides a framework for the implementation and evaluation of sustainability initiatives and potential environmental, social and economic impacts of infrastructure projects and assets.
of Co2 emissions avoided per year
Cars taken off the road per day
passengers expected per day by 2022
Forrestfield airport link, Perth – Webuild Project
The new railway line will link Perth’s eastern suburbs to the city centre in 20 minutes.