The brand new Bayswater Station has officially opened

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It feels like it was just yesterday that we were bidding a tearful farewell to the hungry gal herself, the iconic Bayswater Bridge, gone too soon… But it was not all in vain, with New Bayswater Station officially opening over the weekend.

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Construction of the new station began in 2020, with the demolition of the bridge just over a year ago in April 2023.

While passengers have been able to use Midland and Airport line services from the southern portion of the station since early October, the weekend marked the official unveiling of the remainder of the station with a community street festival held on Sunday. Morley-Ellenbrook services are expected to commence later this year.

The elevated station includes four platforms, as well as a new bus interchange, a car park, bike parking and 10 new retail spaces that surround the station – with the first business scheduled to move in later this year and expressions of interest still open for remaining retail spaces.

Last month, the City of Bayswater’s Deputy Mayor Elli Petersen-Pik raised concerns that the streetscape around the station didn’t match proposals presented to the community prior to construction, and specifically did not allow space for future landscaping.

In the past few weeks, more garden beds have been created in addition to landscaping works – with landscaping surrounding the station now including over 170 trees, 16,000 plants and shrubs.

There are also a number of public artworks set to be installed around the station over the coming months – including a piece made with a section of the old bridge.

“The Bayswater town centre is completely unrecognisable to what it was before, with an elevated four-platform station replacing what was effectively a shed at the old station,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“There have been a lot of big milestones along the way, none more so than the demolition of the old Bayswater Bridge, which garnered a huge amount of community attention.”

“We are now in the process of undertaking landscaping and installation of public art pieces, and one of those pieces will include a segment of the old bridge.”

“Later this year we will see the station reach its full-service capacity when Morley-Ellenbrook Line trains commence – making it the busiest station outside of the CBD.”

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“I know the past couple of years have been very challenging for local businesses and residents and I want to say a big thank you for everyone’s patience.”

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“I am excited the community will be able to come together to celebrate the completion of this enormous project,” added Maylands MLA Lisa Baker.

“I know the past few years have been challenging but I want to commend the community and local businesses for their patience as we transformed this part of our community.”

“There are still some residents being impacted by the final work to complete the link to the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, and I will continue to support them as we move closer to completion.”

“This new train station will become an incredible focal point for our community and with ten new retail spaces, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our town centre.”