7 March 2024

First new train station on Perth’s METRONET Morley to Ellenbrook line complete

| Andrew McLaughlin
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Ellenbrook is the first of five stations on the new Morley-Ellenbrook line to be completed. Photo: METRONET.

One of the main stations on the new METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line in Perth’s northeastern suburbs has been completed.

The new Ellenbrook station is the first of five new stations to be completed on the 21-kilometre line. It is comprised of more than 346 tonnes of steel and 1160 tonnes of concrete, and marks a major milestone in the project.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line starts at Bayswater Station on the Midland Line, travels in the centre of Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the western side of Drumpellier Drive, and ends in Ellenbrook south of The Parkway.

The other four stations will be built in Morley, Noranda, Malaga and Whiteman Park, while Bayswater Station will be rebuilt. A future station is planned for Bennett Springs East.

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The new station is located in the heart of Ellenbrook town centre, and will offer more transport options for the more than 46,000 residents living in the area, including a 12-stand bus interchange and 500 parking bays including NDIS ACROD parking bays.

The station also has 200 solar panels and 10 electric vehicle charging bays, giving it a five-star Green Star Design Review Rating. It also features a 150-metre-long sheltered island platform with seating and accessible passenger information and facilities.

Final landscaping and faregate installation are underway, and the new station is expected to be open and operational later this year. Elsewhere on the line, works are also well underway on the remaining stations and the installation of overhead line equipment, ballast, rail and sleepers.

Morley-Ellenbrook line

The new line runs from an upgraded Bayswater Station to Ellenbrook in Perth’s northeastern suburbs. Image: METRONET.

Western Australian Premier Roger Cook said METRONET was reshaping Perth and connecting tens of thousands of people in the suburbs to the rail network.

“The METRONET Morley-Ellenbook Line is powering towards completion – and when it opens later this year it will slash travel times for people across our northeastern suburbs,” he said.

“We’re delivering on our election commitment and, through METRONET, we’re doing what’s right for WA.”

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Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the completion of the station was an example of a collective effort to achieve positive outcomes to better connect communities across Western Australia.

“This investment from the Australian Government, alongside the WA Government, will provide more transportation options as we continue to build the infrastructure that commuters in this fast-growing area need and deserve,” she said.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the completion marked a major milestone in the WA Government’s commitment to deliver a train line to Ellenbrook.

“Communities in our growing northeast corridor have been crying out for better public transport options, and I am proud that our government is making that a reality,” she said.

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