Works

Nicholson Road Station

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out of hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email  info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out of hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on  0437 844 378.


BP Kewdale White Oil Line relocation (ongoing)

Around 11km of the Kewdale White-Oil Line will be relocated. Work will take place in the freight rail corridor between the Kenwick Rail Tunnel and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, through Kenwick, Thornlie, Canning Vale and Jandakot.

Pipe relocation work will involve drilling, trenching, and pipe preparation, including welding.

Some work is close to residential properties and will be progressively established, involving clearing, fencing and delivery of materials.

There will be regular delivery of materials to and from the site and some local roads will need to be used to access the rail corridor and pipe relocation work sites.


Station works (ongoing)

Works include clearing vegetation, delivery of materials to site, earth works, and relocation of underground services.

During these works, use of large construction equipment including excavators, trucks and water carts will be noticeable.

Ranford Road Station

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out of hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out of hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0437 844 378.


BP Kewdale White Oil Line relocation (ongoing)

Around 11km of the Kewdale White-Oil Line will be relocated. Work will take place in the freight rail corridor between the Kenwick Rail Tunnel and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, through Kenwick, Thornlie, Canning Vale and Jandakot.

Pipe relocation work will involve drilling, trenching, and pipe preparation, including welding.

Some work is close to residential properties and will be progressively established, involving clearing, fencing and delivery of materials.

There will be regular delivery of materials to and from the site and some local roads will need to be used to access the rail corridor and pipe relocation work sites.


Station works (ongoing)

Construction is ongoing for a new bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale providing a longer and higher bridge to accommodate the new electric passenger trains within the existing rail corridor. 

Works include:

  • delivery and stockpiling of materials and equipment;
  • relocation of various utilities (including gas, water and drainage pipelines, telecommunications and power cables);
  • earth moving and other civil works;
  • road construction;
  • night works until November 2021;
  • traffic management including a speed limit reduction to 40km/hr Ranford Road between Livingstone Drive and Bannister Road; and
  • altered signals and traffic configuration at the Ranford Road / Bannister Road intersection

Site management

The Ranford Road Station Precinct involves construction on a former landfill site. Work on this contaminated site will be carefully managed and follow a Site Management Plan approved by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. 

Roadworks Map


Wilfred Road Access to the City of Canning Waste Transfer Station

Access to the City of Canning Waster Transfer Station is via Wilfred Road for all traffic, except for operational vehicles.

This temporary arrangement will facilitate the construction of the new Ranford Road Bridge.

Signage has been installed advising road users of the changed access arrangements, which will result in extra travel time for waste transfer station users.

Construction work along Ranford Road and near the waste transfer station is ongoing. Waste transfer operational vehicles will continue to use the construction access off Ranford Road.


Long term closure of Livingstone Drive (until late-2021)

A long-term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road is in place to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes. 

Livingstone Drive is closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road.

Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) is in place, including reduced travel speeds. Significant construction work is taking place inside the construction site alongside Ranford Road.  


Underground gas pipeline relocation (ongoing)

Before operation, the relocated underground gas pipeline will be tested, including the introduction of gas in a controlled and systematic way. Abandoned pipe sections will be excavated, cut into lengths and taken off-site by trucks.

These works will occur in two locations; within the Arc Infrastructure freight rail corridor near Ranford Road Bridge, Canning Vale and the PTA passenger rail corridor near Kwinana Freeway, Jandakot.


Water main relocation works (until late-September 2021)

To relocate water mains, underground tunnelling works are required to be completed by using a micro tunnel boring machine. Welding, grinding, excavating and movement of materials will occur as part of the works.

Works will occur Monday to Sunday 7am-7pm, with additional out of hours works (7pm-7am) Monday to Saturday.


Earth works and bridge construction (until mid-November 2021)

Works will be conducted Monday to Friday, from 7pm-7am on the western verge of Ranford Road, between Bannister Road and Livingstone Drive.

Works include excavation, backfill, compacting, drainage installation, asphalting, road pavement, kerbing, line marking.

Thornlie Station

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out of hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out of hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0437 844 378.


Station works (ongoing)

Thornlie Station will undergo significant changes as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, which will link the Thornlie-Armadale lines with the Mandurah Line.

Enabling works have commenced in the area with major station upgrade works scheduled to commence in late-2021.

Works include:

  • establishing construction site facilities;
  • installing fencing and hoarding, which will safely separate operations and construction;
  • demolishing parts of the station building and infrastructure;
  • moving the existing radio monopole to the south west of the station site;
  • installing and relocating utilities/services;
  • building new station infrastructure and facilities including an overpass, roof, lifts, stairs and toilets; and
  • constructing retaining walls and extending the passenger platforms.

Works will occur in the Thornlie Station building, car park, footpaths and bus interchange, and in the rail corridor next to Thornlie Station.

Station operations will be maintained where possible. However, there will be some reduction in available bays in the western car park. Relocated and temporary toilets and bicycle parking will be provided.

During these works, use of heavy vehicles and large construction will be noticeable.


BP Kewdale White Oil Line relocation (ongoing)

Around 11km of the Kewdale White-Oil Line will be relocated. Work will take place in the freight rail corridor between the Kenwick Rail Tunnel and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, through Kenwick, Thornlie, Canning Vale and Jandakot.

Pipe relocation work will involve drilling, trenching, and pipe preparation, including welding.

Some work is close to residential properties and will be progressively established, involving clearing, fencing and delivery of materials.

There will be regular delivery of materials to and from the site and some local roads will need to be used to access the rail corridor and pipe relocation work sites.


Traffic Management at Spencer Village (ongoing)

The road layout has been modified at Spencer Village, Spencer Road with traffic management in place to allow construction equipment to safely access the rail corridor until the end of 2023.

There will be a temporary removal of one exit driveway from Spencer Village to Spencer Road and various traffic management measures in place. Heavy vehicles and equipment are using the access road between Spencer Road and Spencer Village with one exit driveway closed temporarily and measures put into place to direct traffic to use the access road as required. 


Level Crossing Closure (ongoing)

The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie, is closed to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.

There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. A signed detour is in place, so please allow additional travel time.


Kenwick Rail Tunnel (ongoing)

Night works (7pm-7am) to complete potholing, geotechnical testing and survey work in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel. These works need to be completed at night while passenger trains are not running, and there may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.

Stadium Station

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out of hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out of hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0437 844 378.


Station works

The first stage of work is complete with further work required. Notifications will be published on this page when details and timing is confirmed.

 

Cockburn Central Station

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out of hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out of hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0437 844 378.


Kwinana Freeway changes and Berrigan Drive on-ramp (ongoing)

There will be changes to lane configuration and speed limits along the Kwinana Freeway southbound between Berrigan Drive and Armadale Road.

From 27 September to early-2022, traffic will be shifted to a new road to be built alongside the freeway, to allow for works in the rail reserve.

The Berrigan Drive entry ramp to the freeway will also remain closed. Drivers should proceed with caution and adhere to the speed limits and directional signage.


Platform Extension (until mid-2022)

Works are taking place at Cockburn Central Station to connect the Mandurah Line with the Thornlie-Armadale lines.

A temporary platform is in use to the south of the existing platform and works include extending the existing island platform to the north of the station.

Heavy vehicles and equipment will be used to deliver and remove construction material from the site. Some works and access will occur outside of normal working hours.

A temporary site facility has been established at Signal Terrace, Cockburn Central. There will be regular access to and from the site facility and station.

Variable Message Signboards will give road users advance warning of major impacts to the Kwinana Freeway.


Drainage basin (ongoing)

Excavation work to establish a drainage basin are taking place at bushland south of Berrigan Drive and west of the Kwinana Freeway, with vehicle access from Verna Court, Cockburn Central.


Mandurah Line night works (ongoing)

Night works are required between Farrington Road and Armadale Road/Beeliar Driver along the passenger rail corridor and Kwinana Freeway. A variety of works are required, including pot holing, traffic barrier/fencing installation, trenching, earth works, overhead line equipment installation, and track construction works.

Out of hours works will be conducted Monday to Sunday, 7pm-7am, including public holidays (excluding Christmas Day).

Mandurah Line shutdown

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The Mandurah Line will close between Aubin Grove Station and Elizabeth Quay Station for a minimum of 20 days from 26 December 2021.

This shutdown will allow for major construction on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link and will result in Mandurah Line services running at a reduced schedule, and only between Mandurah Station and Aubin Grove Station.

Feedback from a survey of 4,500 Mandurah Line passengers in June is helping shape train replacement services, with detailed information to be released in November.

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