TCL work ramps up with freight rail relocated
The delivery of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link has reached an important milestone, with the relocation of 22-kilometres of freight rail now complete.
The freight rail needed to be relocated to the northern side of the rail corridor to allow for construction of the new line. The existing freight rail and the new Thornlie-Cockburn Link will operate side-by-side in the rail corridor.
Relocation of the freight line involved construction of an entirely new freight line, which included 70,000 tonnes of ballast, 33,000 concrete sleepers, and 4000 tonnes of track.
With the freight rail now relocated, and trains now switched and running on the new alignment, works are ramping up on the project, with construction on the entry building for the Nicholson Road Station now under way.
Also track laying for the new line can now start.
Nicholson Road Station will have 1000 parking bays, and will be a 26 min journey to Perth, while Ranford Road Station will have 400 parking bays and will be a 29 min journey.