Work to upgrade Oats Street Station's bus interchange is now complete. With the existing bus facilities at capacity, the project involved extending the interchange north to increase the number of bus stands and layover bays. The upgrade will allow the interchange to accommodate more services including a new bus route from Perth Airport Terminal 1 to Oats Street Station once the Forrestfield-Airport Link becomes operational in late 2021. The extension will also allow the interchange to accommodate articulated buses when necessary.
The project included:
- Increasing the number of bus stands from two to four;
- Creating three new bus layover bays;
- Reconfiguring surrounding pedestrian paths and access.
Construction took place between April and August 2020.
Significant changes to Oats Street Station are expected in the long-term as part of METRONET’s Level Crossing Removal program, which will see the removal of the Oats Street level crossing, and potentially the level crossings at Mint Street and Welshpool Road.