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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

Detour options

  • 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.

  • Upcoming works and detours - Jan/Feb 2021

    Ranford Road precinct:

    • From 7am on 6 February, vehicle access to the City of Canning’s Waste Transfer Station will be from Wilfred Road. The current access to the facility off Ranford Road will be closed – except for operation vehicles. Out-of-hours works will be required near the Waste Transfer Station and Livingstone Drive/Ranford Road intersection.
    • Piling for bridge foundations, road construction and service relocations continue.

    Thornlie Station:

    • Earthworks and station upgrade works continue.
    • Night works will take place between 25 – 28 January, including the Australia Day public holiday, to install fencing around the rail corridor, remove a section of the station’s roof canopy and undertake earthworks in the rail corridor.

    Stadium Station:

    • Site establishment will take place in February for construction to commence in the first quarter of 2021.

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