Construction is set to commence on a brand new Skybridge which will seamlessly connect Perth Airport’s Terminal 1 to the Airport Central Station.
By 2020 passengers will be able to travel to Perth Airport by train, stopping at the Airport Central Station, which will be positioned close to the airport’s new control tower.
The 280-metre elevated sheltered walkway is designed to accommodate visitors, creating a unified connection for those arriving or leaving the airport by rail.
Over the weekend, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said that the Skybridge is a major step in ensuring that public transport to the airport is as easy and user-friendly as possible for passengers and assists in creating a world-class visitor experience for all.
“At the cost of a standard two-zone fare to the CBD, we see travelling to and from the airport by train as a desirable and convenient option,” the Minister said.
Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown said the Skybridge will connect the station with current and future terminal infrastructure.
“We will be looking at opportunities to create a ‘sense of place’ in the walkway which will offer visitors a great welcome to Western Australia,” he said.
The project will be delivered by Georgiou Group who will use funding provided as part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project.
Construction on the Skybridge will be completed by the time the first trains run on the Forrestfield Line.
More information on the Forrestfield-Airport Link project can be found here.