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METRONET Ellenbrook station completion marks new era in Perth transit

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METRONET Ellenbrook Station, a key part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, is now complete, offering enhanced connectivity for Perth residents.

The new METRONET Ellenbrook Station is 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 building a 21-kilometer 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quotes attributable to Western Australian Premier Roger Cook: “METRONET is reshaping our city and connecting tens of thousands of people in the suburbs to our world-class 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 north-eastern suburbs. We’re delivering on our election commitment and, through METRONET, we’re doing what’s right for WA.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King: “This is a fantastic 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.”

Quotes attributed to WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti: “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. 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.

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

Quotes attributable to State Member for Swan Hills Jess Shaw: “This is a tremendous looking station based in the heart of the Ellenbrook community. The thousands of people living in Ellenbrook and The Vines have waited a long time for this train line, and to see this station completed is an incredibly exciting moment for the community.”

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