Contractor selected for Perth suburban rail development

The government of Western Australia selected NEWest Alliance for the construction of Yanchep rail extension and Thornlie-Cockburn rail link in Perth suburban areas.

The consortium, comprising CPB Contractors and Downer, will work closely with Perth Public Transport Authority to progress the designs and construction schedule once the contract is signed next month.

The Yanchep rail extension will add 14.5 km to the existing Joondalup Line, with stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep. With early works already underway, construction will commence next year, and the first trains are expected to be running in 2022. The Yanchep extension will contribute to change Perth’s development pattern and growth trajectory. Developing the walkable catchment around Yanchep, Eglinton and Alkimos stations into a mix of uses, and housing types provides a unique opportunity for the project to contribute to, and exceed, area growth targets set out in the State policy frameworks and local planning frameworks.

The Thornlie-Cockburn link will close a 14.5 km gap in the eastern rail corridor by linking communities between the Mandurah and Armadale lines. Stations will be built at Ranford Road and Nicholson Road in Canning Vale, and significant upgrades made to both Thornlie and Cockburn Central stations. Early works on the project will begin this year. 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.

 


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