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The Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2022 has passed the Legislative Assembly, and is well on it’s way to elevating Perth’s connectivity.
Once received, the legislation authorises construction of Armadale Line METRONET projects including the Byford Rail Extension and the Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal.
Including these projects within the scope of the Railway METRONET Act 2018 will create consistent and uniform railway enabling legislation for construction of the two projects, in line with the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Yanchep Rail Extension and Morley-Ellenbrook Line railways.
A raft of works will be completed along the length of the 129-year-old Armadale Line including an 8 kilometre extension to Byford, removing up to 12 vehicle level crossings, elevating the rail through Victoria Park and Cannington, and tying in the Thornlie-Cockburn Link between Beckenham and Thornlie Stations.
New stations will be built at Byford, Armadale, Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Cannington.
Thousands of local jobs will be created over the life of the project, with early works to remove the Thomas Road level crossing already underway as part of the Byford Rail Extension.
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