Construction of the first METRONET station now complete in Ellenbrook

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The new METRONET Ellenbrook station in Western Australia is now complete, marking the first station finished as part of the New Morley-Ellenbrook line.

The new METRONET Ellenbrook Station is now complete, marking the first station finished as part of the new Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

Comprised of more than 346 tonnes of steel and 1160 tonnes of concrete, this new station marks a major milestone in the Cook Labor Government’s commitment to build a 21-kilometre rail-line to Ellenbrook.

The new station, one of five being delivered as part of the project, 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.

Ellenbrook Station was the first Morley-Ellenbrook Line station to commence construction in 2022.

With convenient and modern facilities, the station includes a 12-stand bus interchange and 500 parking bays (including ACROD).

“METRONET is reshaping our city and connecting tens of thousands of people in the suburbs to our world-class rail network,” says Western Australian Premier Roger Cook.

“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 north-eastern suburbs,” says Western Australian Premier Roger Cook.

The station has achieved a five-star Green Star Design Review Rating, boasting 200 solar panels and 10 electric vehicle charging bays in the design.

“This is a fantastic example of a collective effort to achieve positive outcomes to better connect communities across Western Australia,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“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,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

Being the only at-grade station on the Morley-Ellenbrook line, Ellenbrook Station features a 150-metre-long sheltered island platform with seating and accessible passenger information and facilities.

“When our Government makes commitments, we deliver on them – and today marks a major milestone in our commitment to deliver of a train line to Ellenbrook,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“Communities in our growing north-east corridor have been crying out for better public transport options, and I am proud that our Government is making that a reality,” says WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

Once operational, travel from the station to Perth will take approximately 30-minutes on a two-zone fare, shaving off half the time for residents currently using public transport and costing as little as $4.08.

Around 400 workers were employed on the Ellenbrook Station project, delivering a significant boost for local jobs.

Final landscaping and faregate installation will be completed soon, with the new station to be opened and operational later this year.

“The Morley-Ellenbrook Line is no longer an idea or an ambition, it’s real. The community can see it happening and the first trains are on track to be running later this year,” says Federal Member for Hasluck Tania Lawrence.

“This is a massive achievement for the teams involved in this project, and I congratulate them on their hard work to date,” says Federal Member for Hasluck Tania Lawrence.

Works are also well under way on the remaining stations and the installation of overhead line equipment, ballast, rail and sleepers.

The recent completion of the Malaga sub-station will power the overhead lines system when passenger service begins.

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