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Project

Morley-Ellenbrook Line New rail service

Bayswater, Beechboro, Bennett Springs, Brabham, Ellenbrook, Embleton, Henley Brook, Malaga, Morley, Noranda, Whiteman Park

Overview

  • Rail

    Project type
  • $1.1 billion

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • METRONET

    Lead agency
  • 6500

    Jobs supported
  • Early 2022

    Start date

    Late 2024

    End date

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will halve the public transport journey time for passengers travelling between Ellenbrook and the CBD.

Approximately 21km of new rail line will be constructed and will travel from Ellenbrook’s growing town centre, down the western side of Drumpellier Drive, through land north of Marshall Road and down the middle of Tonkin Highway, connecting at Bayswater Station on the Midland Line.

The line starts at Bayswater, where the Bayswater Station project is underway and will become a four-platform station with additional rail infrastructure and integrated bus services. 

Stations will also be built in Ellenbrook, Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley, with a station planned at Bennett Springs East as development progresses in the area.

As part of the associated Tonkin Gap project, Broun Avenue bridge has been demolished to make way for a wider, longer structure above the future Morley Station.

Station Estimated passenger boardings by 2031 Journey time to Perth Number of parking bays Number of bus stands
Ellenbrook 8,016 30 minutes 500 12
Whiteman Park 3,795 25 minutes 900 10
Malaga 3,084 21 minutes 1,100 12
Noranda 1,810 18 minutes 400 2
Morley 1,365 15 minutes 400 12

Benefits

  • Reduced congestion and provision of more transport options for people in the north-eastern suburbs
  • Halves the current travel time for local Ellenbrook residents using public transport, to approximately 30 minutes
  • Improved liveability through the creation of vibrant urban centres with accessible connections, mixed uses, diverse housing options and opportunities for businesses to grow
  • Creates thousands of jobs while providing improved access to employment opportunities

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Project work area

Detour options

  • Road closure: Drumpellier Drive (25 February – late-2023)

    Drumpellier Drive will be temporarily closed long-term between The Promenade and Park Street, Ellenbrook, to enable the construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and associated key intersection upgrades.

    Traffic management will be in place.

  • Road closure: Beechboro Road North (22 February – late-2023)

    Beechboro Road North will be temporarily closed long-term between Hennessey Road and Marshall Road, Whiteman, to enable the construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and associated key intersection upgrades.

    Traffic management will be in place and access will be maintained to Whiteman Park West via a new temporary road.

  • Road closure: Railway Parade (August 2022 – early-2024)

    The section of Railway Parade from Bassendean Road to Clavering Road will be closed in both directions from mid-August 2022 until early-2024. 

    The westbound lane of Railway Parade will also be closed from:

    • 52 Railway Parade to Bassendean Road from October to early-2024
    • Beechboro Road South to Clavering Road from May 2023 to early-2024. 

    These works will enable the connection of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line to the New Bayswater Station and traffic management will be in place.

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