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METRONET moves to final stages

METRONET design for Morley Station Precinct

METRONET has released the Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan and begins works on Morley-Ellenbrook tunnel.

The finalised Concept Master Plan is a blueprint for the long-term urban renewal around the future station over the next 30 years.

It details how safe routes for walking and bike riding and improvements to open space areas and development along Walter Road West and Broun Avenue will support key connections to Morley Galleria.

Integral to the plan will be the $1.1 billion METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line and the new Broun Avenue bridge, currently under construction, as part of the new Morley Station.

At more than 60 m wide, it will be one of the widest road and bus interchange bridges in Perth.

Tunnel boring machines ‘Jana’, ‘Grace’ and ‘Sandy’ began constructing underground tunnels for the METRONET project back in August.

Work has also begun on the tunnel where the new Morley-Ellenbrook line will divert from the existing Midland Line.

The tunnel will allow the new train line to dive underneath the Tonkin Highway northbound lane, emerging in the centre median where it will then travel to train stations further north and to Ellenbrook.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the Morley-Ellenbrook Line works were taking place across multiple fronts, particularly along Tonkin Highway and at Broun Avenue bridge.

“Not only do projects like the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Tonkin Gap Project support thousands of jobs during construction, the new stations, like Morley Station, will support jobs in the future as the local areas develop over time,” the Premier said.

Morley Station is located within the Tonkin Highway median under the Broun Avenue bridge and will connect passengers to the Morley Galleria shopping precinct, surrounding businesses, and the local community through frequent bus services.

For more information visit the METRONET website.

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