Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti
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Victor P Taffa
- Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti introduces Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2019 to Parliament
- Bill authorises construction of Morley-Ellenbrook Line, a key election commitment
- When complete the train line will halve travel time from Ellenbrook to Perth on public transport
- Thousands of local jobs to be created over life of the project
Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti, today introduced the Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2019 to Parliament, authorising the construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
“I have always said the McGowan Government would build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, even if I had to lay the track myself.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.
“This Bill will enshrine this promise in legislation, making sure Perth’s fast-growing north-eastern suburbs get the train they so badly need.”
Once approved, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line will be the third railway line covered by the Railway (METRONET) Act, which was passed in November 2018 for the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
A major election commitment, the 21 km line will spur off the Midland Line at Bayswater, run down the middle of Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the New Lord Street alignment and finish in the growing Ellenbrook town centre.
Passengers leaving Ellenbrook by train will have a journey of about 30 minutes to the CBD, with the train stopping at new stations at Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley, with Bennett Springs East to be added in the future, when planning in the area is finalised.
Thousands of local jobs will be created over the life of the project, with works to begin later this year as part of the major redevelopment of Bayswater Station.
Procurement for the main construction works for the project will begin in early 2020.
Morley-Ellenbrook Railway Line Map