Testing begins on Yanchep line extension

Yanchep line extensionPerth’s Metronet announced that a test train on the track and testing of operation started on the 14.5 km Yanchep line extension which will ensure all infrastructure and systems are tested for passenger safety and comfort.

The rigorous testing programme ensures all future railcars on the new rail lines will run safely, efficiently and smoothly.

Approximately 41,085 sleepers and 90,000 tonnes of ballast have been used on the project, while three fauna bridges are the first to be built over rail in Western Australia.

Under the project, Butler station will experience minimal impacts and will change from an end-of-the-line station to a through station enabling trains to travel north or south on the Joondalup Line.
The Alkimos station will serve the future city-scale Alkimos Central development, which has been master planned by DevelopmentWA to provide much needed key service amenities to the area.
Eglinton station is situated south of Pipidinny Road, east of Marmion Avenue and west of Wanneroo Road and has two 150m long platforms with 50 per cent coverage to provide weather protection for passengers.
Yanchep station, approximately a 49-minute journey from Perth, will become the heart of Perth’s newest strategic business centre.


When passenger services commence in 2024 it will be a 49-minute journey from Yanchep to Perth, a 46-minute journey from Eglinton to Perth and a 41-minute journey from Alkimos to Perth.
Timetables for train services and the supporting bus network for surrounding suburbs will be made available approximately one month prior to the commencement of passenger services.
New and amended bus routes will support the new stations and service planning alongside community consultation will ensure the needs of the community are met.

The rail extension delivers the last proposed section of the Joondalup Line from Butler, 14.5 km north to Yanchep to help support ongoing growth in the area and reduce congestion, while supporting about 1,370 jobs.

The Yanchep line extension will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities in the Alkimos Secondary Centre, Eglinton District Centre and Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre and supporting higher density land use for residential and commercial purposes.

The extension will give more than 150,000 future Yanchep–Two Rocks residents another transport option to travel around Perth.


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