Air­port el­e­ments of Link ap­proved

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has ap­proved the on-air­port el­e­ments of the For­rest­field­Air­port Link rail project to im­prove ac­cess to and from Perth Air­port.

Swan MHR Steve Irons wel­comed the ap­proval and said it was the key to en­sur­ing a link to the air­port for com­muters.

“The works will in­clude twin-bored tun­nels run­ning east-west un­der the main runway and cross-runway and the con­struc­tion of a new be­low-ground Air­port Cen­tral Sta­tion with pedes­trian link­ages to ex­ist­ing and fu­ture ter­mi­nals,” Mr Irons said.

“With­out this part of the project, the rest of the Link won’t con­nect with the air­port.”

Mr Irons said the num­ber of in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers was forecast to grow to about 8.6 mil­lion, while do­mes­tic pas­sen­ger num­bers would in­crease to 20 mil­lion.

“This project an­tic­i­pates and caters for that growth,” he said.

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