The METRONET – Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project will be Perth’s first cross line rail connection, making travel around the city by train more flexible and providing a higher level of public transport service to Perth’s southern suburbs. The cross line connection between Mandurah and Armadale lines, will open up new opportunities for longer-term developments around the future Nicholson Road and Ranford Road stations.
Design3 were contracted to produce 3D Revit Models of the two new train stations, and the extension of Cockburn Central Station, to facilitate animated 3D visualisation fly throughs of the new southern cross line connection network. This included creating a federated, and georeferenced, 3D model of the entire southern line and stations from various non-compatible Public Transport Authority (PTA) CAD assets, which had been modelled in a range of different software packages, including MicroStation, 12d Model and AutoCAD. The federated Revit model, which included all three stations (Nicholson Road Stn., Ranford Road Stn. and Cockburn Central Stn.) and accompanying rail lines, adjoining roads and civil topography, was then incorporated into a 3D visualisation software package to produce animated fly through videos, for METRONET stakeholder visualisation, promotion of the project and review of this exciting $535.8M government project.
The completed visualisation can be viewed via the following link: https://www.metronet.wa.gov.au/projects/thornlie-cockburn-link