Perth City Link - information for motorists and pedestrians
Wiiliam Street footbridge closure
As part of the Perth City Link Project, on Wednesday, 24 August 2012, the William Street footbridge, known as the Western Concourse, which connects Roe and Wellington streets, has permanently closed at the Roe Street end.
The southern end, including the Wellington Street stairs and escalator, public toilets, and connection from the Wellington Street Bus Station to the southern-most escalator to Perth Station will remain open.
Removing the Western Concourse allows the Fremantle Line to be relocated so train services can be maintained throughout the life of the rail project. The Fremantle Line is being relocated so the new tunnel can be constructed.
About Perth City Link
Perth City Link, formerly known as the Northbridge Link, is a collaborative project between the Australian Government, the Public Transport Authority (PTA), East Perth Redevelopment Authority and the City of Perth.
Please keep yourself informed about progress of the project, including traffic and pedestrian distruptions, by visiting the Perth City Link website.
The $360 million rail project, scheduled for completed in 2014, is the first stage of the Perth City Link.
The scope of works includes:
- Sinking the Fremantle Line between William Street and Lake/King Street. This will create almost 600m of a new covered section of the Fremantle Line.
- Upgrading Perth Station with new tiling, lighting and services and convert the current Platform 9 into an island Platform 8/9.
- Creating a new tunnel under the northern end of the Barrack Street Bridge to service the new Platform 9.
- Extending the existing Joondalup line tunnel roof from Lake to Milligan Streets to be in line with the new Fremantle Line tunnel.
- Creating a new pedestrian underpass connecting Perth Underground Station to all the platforms at Perth Station.
The transport work will be delivered in two stages: Rail (2011-2014) and Bus (2014-2016).