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Bye bye boom gates: elevated rail to remove level crossings


New station locations have been revealed and a single-structure elevated rail solution along key sections of the track has today been announced as the preferred option to remove five level crossings along the Armadale Line throughout Victoria Park and Canning.

Creative names sought for METRONET micro tunnel boring machine

  • Competition to name METRONET's new micro tunnel boring machine now open
  • Will drill twin 100m tunnels as part of the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link project
  • Tunnel Boring Machines traditionally given female names in honour of Saint Barbara
  • Entries close July 26 with name to be announced in August  

McGowan Government rolling out solar panels on train and bus stations

  • Solar panels to be installed at up to 50 train stations with work completed at East Perth, Rockingham and Currambine
  • Solar panels recently rolled out across eight major bus stations with a ninth underway
  • Over 1,000kW of solar panels are being installed on train and bus stations
  • More than $1.8 million allocated to program through WA Recovery Plan 

McGowan Government returns railcar manufacturing to WA

  • Railcar manufacturing is returning to Western Australia
  • Construction of Bellevue METRONET Railcar Facility now complete and handed to operator Alstom Australia
  • 246 METRONET railcars and six new Australind railcars will be built by more than 200 local workers
  • First of nine METRONET projects now complete, with the program continuing to support thousands of local jobs

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