Heritage tram meets modern station - METRONET


Heritage tram meets modern station

  • 19 February 2024


Jumping onboard WA’s only genuine heritage electric tram to enjoy a scenic ride through Whiteman Park is about to get even easier with the Whiteman Park Tram Extension Project.

Proudly supported by METRONET in partnership with the Perth Electric Tram Society, the project will extend the existing tramline by 1.6km and connect it to the new Whiteman Park Station, being built as part of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project.

Extending the tramline and adding a new tram platform will provide local and international tourists with convenient access directly from Whiteman Park Station to the park’s many attractions.

"Preserving rail history and providing a genuine rail heritage experience is important for visitors to Western Australia and all of us who enjoy a day out at Whiteman Park,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

"Delivering the Morley-Ellenbrook Line provided us with an incredible opportunity to connect people to Whiteman Park, and the extension of the heritage tramline will not only deliver an incredible experience for families but also provide a unique way for people to access the park.”

Due for completion by December this year, the project will be built using around 85 per cent recycled materials donated by industry partners. This includes rail, sleepers, turnouts, catch points and ballast, in addition to support with resources, equipment and labour.

As part of the project, METRONET has also partnered with North Metropolitan TAFE WA to fund a truck needed for rail welding works, which will also serve as a valuable training resource for future rail workers.

The 21km Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project will give people living and working in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs more transport choice. As Perth’s largest public transport project since the Mandurah Line, this project will support approximately 6,500 jobs and help shape vibrant new communities.

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