This week’s video comes courtesy of the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia and shows the latest work on the Airport Central station being built as part of the new Forrestfield-Airport Link.
The Link is intended to connect Perth’s airport, local rail network and growing eastern suburbs. The Airport Central site, once finished, will be a three-level station with a triple escalator system.
Airport Central station will be located immediately south of the air traffic control tower adjacent to Terminal 1. An elevated and enclosed walkway will provide a link between the terminals and the new underground station.
The project was launched in August 2014, having been given approval from the state government. In April 2016, Salini Impregilo-NRW Joint Venture (SI-NRW) was awarded a A$1.18bn (US$800m) contract for design, construction and a 10-year maintenance period once the project is complete in 2021.