Train station on track for Ellenbrook
Work is now underway on the Ellenbrook train station on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
The first stage of work at the Ellenbrook Station site includes bulk earthworks, installation of in-ground services and station footings, followed by structural works, facades and interior.
It will be the most northern of the five new stations along the new 21-kilometre rail line to Perth, with stations constructed at Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley, before the train links to the Midland Line at the new Bayswater Station.
Site compounds will be located at the Ellenbrook, Whiteman Park and Malaga station sites while, in the rail corridor, clearing and service relocations have started.
The project's next stage includes building the foundations for the elevated station at Whiteman Park and the start of earthworks for bridge structures at Gnangara Road, Beechboro Road, and within Bennett Springs.
Work is also continuing on the Tonkin Gap project, which is delivering works on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
Last weekend eight bridge beams were installed as part of the Broun Avenue bridge, which will become the new bus interchange for the Morley Station, and a further six bridge beams will be lifted next weekend for the Morley Drive rail bridge.
The project - which is funded jointly by the State and Federal governemnts - is expected to support and create up to 6,500 local jobs.
The new Ellenbrook Station is being constructed in the heart of Ellenbrook's town centre and will offer quick and easy transport services to the more than 46,000 residents currently living in and around the suburb, slashing public transport travel times by up to 50 per cent.
The population of residents living within a one-kilometre radius of the station is anticipated to increase from under 4,080 to more than 7,300, with local jobs anticipated to grow from 2,710 to over 3,500.
Ellenbrook Station has been designed as a major activity centre to support this growth, while making the most of vacant land around the station, with high intensity development in areas close to the future strategic station precinct anticipated to increase dwellings from 1,580 to 2,840.
As planned, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is expected to be operational by the end of 2024.
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