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First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

  • First electric bus begins service on Joondalup CAT route today
  • Four buses to take part in trial of the electric battery technology
  • Joondalup bus depot modified to include high-voltage EV charging system
  • Major step forward in sustainable public transport technology

New legislation introduced to enable major projects

  • Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2022 introduced to Parliament today
  • Authorises construction of Armadale Line projects including Byford Rail Extension and Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal
  • Projects will create thousands of local jobs and upgrade 129-year-old rail line
  • 18-month temporary shutdown to commence in early 2023, with passenger survey to commence shortly

Major projects to transform the Armadale Line

  • Major projects to transform 129-year-old Armadale Line
  • Includes extending train line to Byford and elevating rail through Victoria Park and Cannington
  • Work includes six brand new stations, the removal of 12 level crossings and creating new open community spaces
  • Will provide new transport options for south-east suburbs and create thousands of jobs
  • Armadale Line to be shut down for up to 18 months to facilitate major works from 2023
  • Commuters urged to have their say on how replacement services are best provided

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