Perth’s rail network will extend north to Yanchep, east to Byford and a new spur line added to take passengers to Ellenbrook under a State Government plan announced today.
Premier Alan Carpenter said the plan would be delivered in stages over two decades and would include:
– extending the northern suburbs railway to Butler, Brighton, Alkimos and, ultimately, to Yanchep
– developing a mass transit service for more than 120,000 people in the north-east metropolitan area not serviced by the Joondalup and Midland railway lines
– a new dedicated link for Ellenbrook, connected to Perth via the existing Midland line
– a dedicated public transport service to a remodelled Perth airport, with co-located terminals
– extension of the Armadale line to serve new residential developments in and around Byford
– new stations at South Perth and other points along the southern suburbs line
– new east-west linkages connecting major hospitals, universities, airport and retail centres in one seamless, integrated system
– a high-speed train service from Perth to Bunbury
The Premier said Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan would establish a project team to draw together ideas already being worked on, and develop a detailed plan for public transport.
1. That sounds good, Mr Premier. I love the beaches and waves at Yanchep and Bunbury so if rails can be built, that would be great. But, 2 decades = 20 years and it would probably be my kids who will be enjoying most of that by the time it’s completed? Nevertheless, it’s good for the future, WA and Perth.
2. Was spectulating the property prices at Ellenbrook not long ago, and the price was so-so at that time. I wonder if this news will jack up the prices like it did when a rail was announced to Rockingham a couple of years ago. The rail has just been completed this year.
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