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.

Waste Transfer Station access changes

From early 2021, access to our Waste Transfer Station will change. This is to allow for work on the new Ranford Road train station.
Access off Ranford Road will be closed to the public from early 2021 until late 2021. The new entrance point will be from Wilfred Road and along Livingston Drive. When confirmed, we will communicate the starting date for the access changes across our channels and to our regular users.
We will remain open throughout the work period. Our opening hours are from 8am to 4.30pm, seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday). For more information on the Waste Transfer Station click here

Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal 

The Inner Armadale Line 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.

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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