The State Government's METRONET project is WA's largest public transport program in recent history, and involves the laying of approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and creation of up to 18 new stations. 


Within the City of Canning, there are two major METRONET projects occurring:

Thornlie Cockburn Link

The Thornlie Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first east-west cross line connection and involves connection of the Mandurah and Armadale/Thornlie lines, with new stations built at Nicholson Road and Ranford Road. 

Work has commenced on the Ranford Road Station. Construction updates can be found here.

Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal
The Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project involves removal of six level crossings along the Armadale line to reduce congestion, increase safety and eradicate waiting times at crossings. 

Within the City of Canning, crossings at Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street and Wharf Street will be removed. Plans for their removal and further details can be found here.

A high degree of alignment and trust between Metronet, the Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance (ALUA) and the City of Canning is central to unlocking the potential of this project. In this context, the City completed a short, sharp engagement initiative in Queens Park called ‘Welcome Aboard’ to ensure our feedback into the early concept plans were based on broader community input. The Welcome Aboard Engagement Report can be found here.

Further information

Regular updates for both projects are provided by METRONET on their website and on their Facebook page. You can also subscribe to their e-newsletter via the website home page for regular updates or call the team on (08) 9326 3666.
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