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Made in WA, first METRONET six-car train rolls out for testing

Made in WA, first METRONET six-car train rolls out for testing

The first full six-car C-series train built in Western Australia has completed high voltage testing and will move out of Bellevue in the next month for extensive dynamic testing.

Midland Line Shutdown postponed until early-2023

Midland Line Shutdown postponed until early-2023

The Midland Line Shutdown has been postponed to facilitate critical works on the METRONET New Bayswater Station Project.

Bridging the digital gap

Bridging the digital gap

The Shenzen High Speed Rail with trains that travel at 250km/h, the 25,000 seat Dubai Sports Stadium and Abu Dhabi International Airport that covers 8,500 acres. They’re all large-scale infrastructure projects, but this isn’t all they have in common.

Influencing change through rail

Influencing change through rail

A childhood obsession with how bridges and buildings are built, a love of designing ‘gadgets’ his grandfather would then make, and a flare for maths and science were the tell-tale signs Peter Fillis was destined for a career in civil engineering.

Punt pays off for rail trainee

Punt pays off for rail trainee

Switching the polo shirt for hi-vis and a hard hat, ex youth worker Joel Wilkins took a punt on a job as a Trainee Operator in rail infrastructure almost a year ago and hasn’t looked back.

Career change to rail reaps rewards

Career change to rail reaps rewards

Jillian McGinley always knew she wanted to work in construction so two years into a degree in architecture, with her father’s encouragement she changed career direction and headed to a construction site to explore her options.

Sustainable approach to rail

Sustainable approach to rail

Sustainability is a passion for Amanda Joseph and one she’s lucky enough to weave into her work life in her role as Sustainability Advisor on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project.

Tee-riffic bridge beam installation complete for Thornlie-Cockburn Link

Tee-riffic bridge beam installation complete for Thornlie-Cockburn Link

The final three tee-roff bridge beams have been installed on the new Ranford Road Bridge for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

From sheep shearing to construction

From sheep shearing to construction

It’s a big change to go from shearing sheep and collecting eggs in regional Western Australia to building in Perth, but it’s one Aboriginal trainee Bevan Yates has taken on with open arms.

Gobble, gobbling up water saving ideas

Gobble, gobbling up water saving ideas

An innovative and sophisticated modular version of a pool blanket installed over turkey’s nests (also known as construction dams) is being used to reduce water use on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project.

Local prefab…ulous

Local prefab…ulous

There’s nothing quite like planning ahead, and with 22 new stations being built across the METRONET Program, various materials are being prefabricated offsite to save time and support local manufacturers.

Community to inform final design for public space

Community to inform final design for public space

We’re building Perth’s first major elevated rail and creating great community space as part of the METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.

Construction – just ‘give it a go’

Construction – just ‘give it a go’

She may not have known exactly what she wanted to do when finishing school but knowing what she didn’t want to do helped set Katherine Kay’s construction career in motion.

Maintaining mussel strength in the Canning River (Djarlgarra)

Maintaining mussel strength in the Canning River (Djarlgarra)

A cluster of rare and environmentally threatened freshwater mussels has been carefully relocated from a section of the Canning River (Djarlgarra) for protection ahead of works on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

NAIDOC Week at METRONET

NAIDOC Week at METRONET

METRONET celebrated NAIDOC Week by engaging in activities, listening to presentations, and attending performances that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

It's all about the art at New Bayswater Station

It's all about the art at New Bayswater Station

Seven local and Noongar artists with diverse backgrounds, experience and styles have been selected to create public art as part of the METRONET New Bayswater Station Project.

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