Just another way for the locals at High Wycombe to escape. Better than jumping on ore trains, thinking they are going to Kal, only to wakeup and find out their in Mt Walton.
Seriously, I think it will be good, as unless you drive, there is no way to get to Forrestfield Industrial area. Makes it very hard to work there. I would consider catching the train all the way from Waikiki once its built. Save me 30K on the car each year.
http://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/flaw-in-airport-rail-link-timetableTransport Minister Dean Nalder said yesterday that the Government believed about 10 per cent of projected boardings at the airport station - 6100 a day when it opens in 2020 - would be FIFO workers.
"We may need to look at commencing the services up to an hour earlier. Our analysis and patronage hasn't included that."
“Our costings have included the stations, the car parking, the rail, we’re looking at 24 additional carriages for the Forrestfield Airport Link, as well as 26 rigid buses. So our costings are quite comprehensive, but we’re not wanting to detail those at this point while we go through that negotiating process.”
Additional 24 3car B series trains... For a grand total of 92 3car B series trains
Even if the line isn't planned to operate overnight initially, it is unlikely the significant number of international arrivals & departures during the night will change due to the timing of connecting flights to/from Europe. So to allow for a future extension of operating hours as air traffic rises, will there be bidirectional signalling between Forrestfield and Perth? This will allow a reduced overnight service to operate on one track while track maintenance is carried out on the other.