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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Butler Station construction complete

A major milestone in the Liberal-National Government’s Butler Extension Project has been achieved, with the station now complete.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Butler Extension Project would come in $20 million inside the budgeted $241million price tag, and would open about three months early.

“This extension 7.5km north of Clarkson Station is a vital step in linking the residents of Butler and surrounds to the Joondalup Line,” Mr Nalder said.

“It was originally planned to open to passengers toward the end of the year but will now open several months ahead of schedule.

“Over the next few months, dozens of engineers, builders, and electrical teams will work hard to deliver this project ahead of schedule, hopefully in time for the September school holidays.

”The final track, signalling and overheard electrical work will be completed over the coming months.

“We are now entering a new phase of the extension – linking up the 7.5km of rail infrastructure that will carry trains to and from the station, to the rest of the Transperth network.”

Features of the station include CCTV cameras linked to the PTA’s high-tech Central Monitoring Room, digital display boards, extensive landscaping, and public art.

It’s expected about 2000 passengers will use the station each day.

The project also includes 11 new buses to provide feeder services, and it is connected to a PSP (Principal Shared Pathway) so passengers can walk or ride their bikes to and from the station. It will feature more than 900 car bays.

The PTA will begin testing trains along the extension later this year.

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