The route and station locations are now finalised for the billion-dollar Morley–Ellenbrook Line.
So how will the new rail link affect Ellenbrook and its residents?
It’s no secret that Ellenbrook is a popular place to live. Indeed, the family-friendly area is one of the fastest-growing population centres in the state. And it’s easy to see why. It offers a wonderfully close-knit community, plenty of parklands to relax in, and a range of property options clustered around a well-serviced town centre. Plus, there’s a choice of 10 primary schools and five secondary schools, all within easy reach.
But most transport in the area is by car, and a trip to Perth’s CBD typically takes around an hour. Until now.
The new Morley–Ellenbrook Line is set to fill the public transport gap in the north-east corridor and transform how Ellenbrook locals connect with the wider city – and how the city connects with our community too.
About the rail project
After 18 months of planning and development, the state government is now set to deliver on one of its major election commitments. A 21 km Metronet rail line will connect Ellenbrook and nearby areas with the Perth CBD.
Beginning at Ellenbrook, the line will spur off the Midland Line and provide a much-needed transport link for local residents.
Ellenbrook’s new train station will be located right in the town centre, with residents able to reach the station by bus, car or on foot. The line will pass through various stations en route to Malaga, before heading down the middle of Tonkin Highway and on to Bayswater and the CBD.
The Bill to authorise the construction of the rail line was introduced to parliament in September 2019. Construction is due to start in early 2020, with the line slated to open in 2022.
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How will Ellenbrook residents benefit?
The new rail line is expected to halve travel times between Ellenbrook and the CBD to just 30 minutes – music to the ears of city workers. Not only will this make for a faster, more relaxed commute, locals can also look forward to an earlier return home to everything that makes life in Ellenbrook so attractive.
With the rail line passing through the upgraded Bayswater station, Ellenbrook residents can also connect to the wider rail network more conveniently than ever. This will provide improved, more direct access to hot spots like the airport, Optus Stadium and Fremantle.
It will also make Ellenbrook and its own shops and services more accessible to others along the rail line, which is great news for local businesses in our area.
What about property prices?
Ellenbrook’s appeal as a place to call home is well known, with the development receiving more than 30 national and international awards for its community and urban planning.
The arrival of the new rail line is likely to drive interest even more in this already popular area.
With the new rail line increasing the area’s accessibility, Ellenbrook is set to continue luring those seeking a connected yet quiet haven. And locals can continue to enjoy the peace and community feel of the area while benefiting from improved links to the city.
To discuss the impact of a new rail line on Ellenbrook, contact our team today.