Morley-Ellenbrook train line reaches milestone
Posted on 08 August 2019
The West Australian government has finalised the route alignment and station locations for the new Morley-Ellenbrook line, which will cut the commute for north-eastern commuters to the CBD from an hour to 30 minutes.
The new line is 21 kilometres long and is a key aspect of Labor’s Metronet plan which will connect Ellenbrook, Whiteman park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley to an upgraded Bayswater Station, where passengers can then head towards the CBD, towards the eastern suburbs or straight for Perth Airport.
Daily car-trips from the north-eastern suburbs are expected to decrease by 10,000 once the works are complete, and the general population of the area is expected to double, reaching a predicted 415,000 residents by 2031.
Construction will commence at the end of 2019, creating thousands of jobs in the process, with upgrades to Bayswater station taking first priority. The line is expected to be open to the public by 2022-23.