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Project

Thornlie-Cockburn Link New rail service

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

Overview

  • Rail

    Project type
  • $716 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • METRONET

    Lead agency
  • 1,680

    Jobs supported
  • Late 2019

    Start date

    Late 2024

    End date

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.

Three kilometres of rail tracks have been removed from the existing rail corridor between Cockburn Central Station and Glen Iris Tunnel. More than five kilometres of new rail tracks were laid and overhead equipment installed during the Mandurah Line Shutdown (26 December 2021 - 14 January 2022).

Works continue to steam ahead on this major transport infrastructure improvement project.

Benefits

  • 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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