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Western Australia Acting Minister for Transport Sue Ellery

Early Works Tender For Morley-Ellenbrook Line And Bayswater Upgrade Released

Victor P Taffa

  • Tender released for $1 Million project to relocate and lay 6 km of fibre-optic cable
  • Service relocation will mark first site works for METRONET’s Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade project
  • Part of early works that enable future construction of Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • Cable vital to Transperth communications with train control and signalling

A tender has been released for a $1 Million project to re-route 6 km of fibre-optic cable, one of a number of early tasks that will pave the way for construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and the Bayswater Railway Station upgrade.

“As well as creating space for installation of the turnback as part of the Bayswater Station upgrade works, this important tender will enable us to secure the future alignment of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, which joins the Midland Line at Bayswater.” Acting Minister for Transport Sue Ellery said.

“Releasing this tender ahead of the main contract will ensure the new contractor will be able to hit the ground running when they take control of the site next year.”

Work will involve re-routing the current cable alignment from the northern side of the train turnback area to the south.

Freeing up this space will enable construction of the Bayswater turnback to facilitate the operation of future rail lines such as Morley-Ellenbrook.

Offering the cable re-routing as a separate tender and starting work as early as possible will enable the winning tenderer for the design and construction of the Bayswater project to begin work quickly once the contract is awarded.

Cable re-routing tender, which was released on 10 October, will close on 31 October. Contract is expected to be awarded in November.

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