The $240 million project to extend the Joondalup Line to Butler will be delivered two months ahead of schedule and $20million under budget.
In September 2014, the 7.5km rail extension north of the existing Clarkson Station will be operational with the new park ‘n’ ride train and bus station open to the public.
As part of the final stages of the project, in May 2014, power to the extension was turned on and 25,000 volts of electricity began travelling through the overhead wires. To coincide with the rail line’s electrification, a community education program was rolled out about how to act safely around the rail network. Find out more information here.
In 2010 the State Government made the commitment to extend the Joondalup Line to the suburb of Butler will provide a valuable service to Perth’s rapidly growing north-west suburbs.
Features of the project include:
- A park ’n’ ride station with approximately 930 car bays
- 11 new buses to provide feeder services into Butler and Clarkson stations
- Opportunity to positively influence land use around the station as a Transit Oriented Development
- Four additional railcars have been acquired to accommodate the extra passengers
- Three road-over-rail bridges at Landbeach Boulevard, Benenden Avenue and the future Butler Boulevard.
With more than 2,000 passengers expected to board at Butler Station every day, the project will also help ease pressure on the Mitchell Freeway and major road corridors.
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