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Thornlie-Cockburn Link New rail service

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


  • Rail

    Project type
  • $716 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase

    Lead agency
  • 1,680

    Jobs supported
  • Late 2019

    Start date

    Late 2022

    End date

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

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


  • 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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Public transport disruptions

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  • Level Crossing Closure (5 October 2020 - mid 2022)

    The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie will be closed until mid-2022 to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.

    There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. Traffic management and detours will be in place, so please allow additional travel time. Access will be maintained to nearby properties.

    Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.

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