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 with a budget of $4 billion dollars.
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
(VPCLXR) 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
The first Development Application for this project has been lodged with the City of Canning. This Development Application relates to one of the major project components only, being the elevated rail line (viaduct) and associated structures that support this piece of infrastructure. Specifically, this application seeks approval for the following:
- Early works and site establishment works (including removal of vegetation, crane pads, and gantry work zones).
- Piling for the viaduct.
- Viaduct piers and structure.
- Operational railway infrastructure / works (i.e. rail track, maintenance tracks, signalling infrastructure, OLE masts, overhead rail lines and infrastructure etc).
- Alteration or relocation of existing services (including overhead power lines, drainage, water and gas infrastructure) where these are located within the rail corridor;
- Electricity works for the railway.
- Temporary work zones within the rail corridor.
- Demolition of existing train stations (including Welshpool Train Station)
Public consultation for the Development Application will run for 15 days commencing on 19/10 and concluding 3/11. Click here
to have your say.
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.