Broun Avenue bridge has been demolished for major METRONET works, which will allow for a longer, wider bridge and a Morley Station bus interchange.

The new METRONET Morley Station designs were recently unveiled, as part of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line project.

At more than 60m wide and 6.5m high, it will be one of Perth’s widest roads and bus interchange bridges, and accommodate twelve bus stands.

State Premier, Mark McGowan, said, “My Government has always said we would deliver the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook train line and this marks a major milestone – with the demolition of the Broun Avenue bridge and the unveiling of the new Morley Station designs.

“Driving along Tonkin Highway, you can see the huge amount of work underway as part of this project, which is supporting hundreds of local jobs.

“The new Morley Station is a once-in-a-generation project for this area, which will provide important public transport links for local people for years to come.”

The new bridge will lead down to the future Morley Station, which will be constructed in the Tonkin Highway median. The new designs show how the station follows a similar design style to others along the Morley-Ellenbrook Line to give a familiar passenger experience.

Morley Station will be surrounded by a nature reserve and the local sporting community, with an integrated bus interchange and multi-level car park connecting passengers for the 15-minute train ride to the CBD.

Removal of the 38-year-old Broun Avenue bridge required a complete closure of a section of Tonkin Highway on 2-3 April 2022, with crews working around the clock to remove the bridge structure, including central piers and footings.

Work is well underway on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with ground preparation works happening at the future Ellenbrook, Malaga and Whiteman Park Station sites. Works have also begun on the rail tunnel structure at the Gnangara Road and Drumpellier Drive intersection, and the road-over-rail bridge at Beechboro Road North.

State Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said, “This is another step forward in the delivery of our METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with work well underway through Tonkin Highway on the Ellenbrook, Malaga and Whiteman Park Station sites.

“Our METRONET program is supporting more than 10,000 jobs and providing opportunities for local businesses.”

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line is jointly funded by the Western Australian and Federal Governments.

The Western Australian Government currently has fifteen METRONET projects under construction, in planning, in procurement or completed stages.

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