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Construction Under Way On The Morley-Ellenbrook Rail Line

Construction has commenced on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, which includes building and commissioning 21kms of rail track and five stations.

Once complete, Passengers travelling from Ellenbrook Station will have a seamless 30-minute journey to the CBD, with no need to transfer trains. This is almost half the current travel time for local residents using public transport.

Earlier this year, 30 January 2022 marked a special day as we turned the sod to start construction on the new Ellenbrook Station, the most northern of the five new stations along the new 21-kilometre rail line to Perth.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will support more than 6500 jobs over the life of the project.

Recently the McGowan Government delivered on a major election commitment to return railcar manufacturing to Western Australia with the opening of the Bellevue METRONET Railcar Facility in June 2021.

246 METRONET railcars and six new Australind railcars will be built, tested and maintained at the new Bellevue facility with at least 50 per cent of the contract value will be delivered locally.

By having the new railcars built in Bellevue, the McGowan Government is returning rail manufacturing to the Midland area for the first time since 1994 when the Midland Railway Workshops were closed by the then Liberal Government.