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Monday, August 19, 2019

Media statements

Two years of Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling completed

  • Both tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have broken through into Redcliffe Station
  • TBM Sandy arrived at Redcliffe on July 6, and will soon leave the station box
  • TBM Grace on final leg to Bayswater Station recently reaching the 5km tunnelling mark
  • Around 2000 jobs created as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project

Mt Claremont bus depot opens today

  • $7.8 million project to build bus depot in Mt Claremont now complete
  • Operational from today, the depot has space for up to 55 buses
  • New facility is part of future-proofing push for Transperth bus facilities

Toodyay’s Duke Street footbridge to receive $145,000 upgrade

  • $145,000 upgrade of Toodyay footbridge to be funded by the State Government
  • Work will include repairs to pier columns and decking, railings and handrails
  • New controlled crossing, accessible for people with disability, will also be installed
  • Memorandum of Understanding has been signed, with local council to take control of bridge after upgrades completed

New METRONET railcar proposal will mean more trains, more often

  • Business case for METRONET Automatic Train Control project submitted to Infrastructure Australia
  • Long-term investment to allow more trains to run more often
  • Meets Infrastructure Australia recommendation to invest in existing infrastructure
  • Key part of delivering METRONET and meeting Perth's future growth needs

Last ever B-series railcar delivered - METRONET railcars next

  • Last of 78 B-series railcar sets about to enter service
  • Procurement underway on $1.6 billion project to deliver 246 new C-series railcars
  • Target of at least 50 per cent local manufacturing for C-series railcars
  • Future railcars to be assembled at new METRONET facility in Bellevue
  • METRONET's C-Series project will create hundreds of local jobs

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