Joondalup Line Extension Needs 41,600 Tonnes Of Ballast And Opens Soon

Joondalup Line Extension Needs 41,600 Tonnes Of Ballast And Opens Soon

Western Australia Minister for Transport Dean Nalder

Butler Station Construction Complete

Victor P Taffa

  • Butler Extension Project to be delivered early and under budget
  • Work continues to connect the Butler extension to the Joondalup Line

A major milestone in the Liberal National Government’s Butler Extension Project has been achieved, with the rail station now complete.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the station would open in September for passenger use, once the signalling, overhead wiring and technical works were completed.

Mr. Nalder said the Butler Extension Project would come in $20 Million inside the budgeted $241 Million, and would open about three months early.

About 2,000 passengers are expected to use the station each day.


“This extension, 7.5 km north of Clarkson Station, is a vital step in linking the residents of Butler and surrounding areas to the Joondalup Line.” the Minister said.

“We are working hard to deliver this project ahead of schedule, hopefully in time for the September school holidays.”

The station features CCTV cameras linked to the PTA’s high-tech Central Monitoring Room, digital display boards, extensive landscaping, and public art.

The State Government will provide 11 new buses to provide feeder services, 900 car bays and a route called a principal shared pathway so passengers can walk or cycle to and from the station.

The PTA will begin testing trains along the extension later this year.

Fact File

  • About 2,000 passengers a day are expected to use the new station and bus interchange
  • The line extension requires 41,600 tonnes of ballast, 1,870 tonnes of rail and 28,100 concrete sleepers
  • Originally to be completed end of 2014, the station will open around three months early
  • Exact date of opening to be advised soon