• Work starts on Metronet’s Ellenbrook train station in Western Australia

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Work starts on Metronet’s Ellenbrook train station in Western Australia

The proposed Ellenbrook train station on the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line has kicked-off.

The first stage of the project includes bulk earthworks, in-ground services and station footings installation, structural works, facades and interior.

The new Ellenbrook Station, which is in the heart of the town center, aims to offer quick and easy transport services to over 46,000 residents in and around the suburb, which will reduce the public transport travel time by fifty percent.

The Ellenbrook train station is one of the five stations planned to be built as part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line. The Other four stations include Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley.

The second stage of the project aims to see the construction of foundations for the elevated station at Whiteman Park as well as the commencement of the bridge structures’ earthworks at Gnangara Road, Beechboro Road, and within Bennett Springs.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti believes that the north-eastern suburbs is one of Australia’s fastest-growing communities, with a potential population growth of 450,000 by 2050.

Residents living in Ellenbrook, Aveley, and The Vines will have more transport choices as Ellenbrook Station is said to become a key transport link for suburbs further to the north including Bullsbrook and surrounds.

Aimed to provide better transport facilities and connections, the 21km-long Morley-Ellenbrook line along with the Transperth network will include the provision for another station at Bennett Springs East in the future.

The Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line is expected to take off over 10,000 car trips per day by 2031. The line will begin from the Midland Line at Bayswater station and run down Tonkin Highway, north of Marshall Road. This will continue along the Drumpellier Drive alignment prior to terminating at Ellenbrook town centre.

WA Premier Mark McGowan stated that the new train line will completely change the way people in north-eastern suburbs travel, slashing travel times almost in half.

Planned to be operational by the end of 2024, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is expected to create support and create up to 6,500 jobs.

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Date of Publication: 31 January 2022

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