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Thornlie-Cockburn Link New rail service

Atwell, Beckenham, Canning Vale, Cockburn, Jandakot, Langford, South Lake, Success, Thornlie


  • Rail

    Project type
  • $1.1 billion

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase

    Lead agency
  • 1,680

    Jobs supported

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first east-west cross line connection, making travel around the city by train more flexible and providing a higher level of public transport service to Perth’s south-eastern suburbs.

The 17.5 kilometre project includes new stations at Nicholson and Ranford roads, changes to Thornlie, Cockburn Central and Stadium stations and relocating 11 kilometres of freight railway.

Works continue on this major transport infrastructure improvement project, which is due to open in 2025.

Major works between Russell Road and the Glen Iris Tunnel were carried out during a Mandurah Line partial shutdown from 26 December 2022 to 3 January 2023. 


  • Reduced congestion and provision of alternative transport options to people in our southern suburbs
  • New stations at Ranford Road and Nicholson Road
  • Improvements at Thornlie Station and Cockburn Central Station
  • Creates thousands of jobs while providing improved access to employment opportunities in Canning Vale
  • Supports long term development plans around the new stations

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