First train on the tracks at Yanchep - METRONET


First train on the tracks at Yanchep

  • 22 December 2023

The Yanchep Rail Extension project is nearing completion with a test train on the track and testing of its operation occurring over coming months. The Yanchep Rail Extension will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities and supporting new residential and commercial land use.

Before passenger services commence, an extensive test train program on the new METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension rail line will ensure all infrastructure and systems are tested for passenger safety and comfort. The rigorous testing program 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.

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.

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