Fo­rums about air­port rail line

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

RES­I­DENTS and busi­ness own­ers along the route of Perth’s pro­posed $2 bil­lion un­der­ground rail line to the air­port are be­ing in­vited to find out more about the pro­ject.

The For­rest­field­Air­port Link will be tun­nelled un­der­ground from a junction near Bayswa­ter Sta­tion, un­der the Swan River and the air­port, and out to For­rest­field.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said the new train line would open up Perth’s eastern sub­urbs to the rail net­work for the first time and give Perth air­port users a travel op­tion that was quicker to the city than driv­ing in a car.

Due to open in 2020, the rail link will con­nect with the ex­ist­ing Mid­land Line near Bayswa­ter and run un­der­ground to For­rest­field to en­sure min­i­mal im­pact on land and roads.

The com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sions will be held dur­ing the last week of Au­gust in Bayswa­ter, where the line spurs off the ex­ist­ing Mid­land Line for peo­ple who will ac­cess the new Air­port West Sta­tion and For­rest­field and High Wy­combe. To register for the ses­sions, visit www.for­rest­field air­portlink.wa.gov.au.

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