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Major disruption for Bayswater Station upgrade
The Midland and Airport lines will close from 31 March to 26 April to carry out essential works on the new Bayswater Station, realign the Midland Line and facilitate connection of the new METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
During the shutdown, round-the-clock works will take place and include removing the infamous Bayswater Bridge, while 1.8km of new track and other rail systems will be installed to allow the Midland and Airport lines to run on the new and higher Bayswater rail bridge from 26 April.
Details on train replacement services are available via Transperth.
Bayswater Station will close during the shutdown and remain closed until September to safely complete the elevated southern platform and station area.
Until the station reopens, a free shuttle bus service will operate between Bayswater and Meltham stations and existing, regular passengers of Bayswater Station can apply for a special SmartRider that will provide three months of free travel from 31 March.
Details about the application process will be available via Transperth in early-March and terms and conditions apply.
After the historic Bayswater Bridge – a local landmark made famous for bringing countless trucks to a grinding halt beneath its low clearance – is demolished there will be a free celebratory community event on Sunday 30 April with entertainment, food stalls and bridge memorabilia. Details on the community event will be released in the coming weeks
Cemeteries and the Eastern Australian Interest Group
At its first meeting of the year, the Eastern Australian Group were treated to a visual tour of NSW metropolitan cemeteries, their quirks and views, from the colourful to the downright creepy.
Chris Harris was in her element as she stared down a period of quarantine with camera in hand, and searched out some weird and wonderful cemeteries. Watch out for her regular blog articles on the 1st of each month. Join the Cemeteries tour here, starting with the Gore Hill Cemetery in St Leonards.
The next meeting of the Eastern Australian Group on will feature a presentation on Copyright for Family Historians. Why don't you join us online or face-to-face on 20 May. Book here.