WA Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced that a preferred route has been determined for the planned rail line to Perth Airport.
“The State Government has demonstrated its commitment to the development of the airport precinct and associated infrastructure with the $1billion Gateway WA project which encompasses a number of road network improvements to facilitate effective movement of people and freight,” Mr Buswell said.
“We understand people want options when considering how to get to and from the airport and this is the first step in securing a major public transport opportunity.”
The Minister said the planned alignment branched from Bayswater station to the future consolidated Perth Airport terminal. Options eastwards from the airport are also planned.
“Cabinet has approved the reservation of the surface route on land under control of the State and has endorsed ongoing discussions between the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and stakeholders to ensure the route is protected,” he said.
Mr Buswell said the rail line would not only provide public transport to Perth Airport but also improve access to the eastern foothills.