$850 million investment in Metronet and Railcar Manufacturing

By Vesh Arumugam

 Federal Labor is investing $850 million to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and a new Railcar Manufacturing Facility in Bellevue.

Shorten Labor Government is partnering with the McGowan Labor Government in this project.

$850 million is contributed for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line while $150 for the Railcar project in Bellevue.

The works will be packaged with the planned Bayswater Station upgrade, due to commence in late 2019, and the works required to integrate the new line with the existing line and road infrastructure associated with the Tonkin Highway upgrade.

Federal Labor’s $50 million would fund construction of the new Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing Facility, where 246 new railcars for METRONET and the broader Transperth network will be assembled and maintained for decades to come.

The $50 million contribution to the project would add to the existing commitment to invest $3 million to redevelop training workshops at Midland TAFE to ensure it is delivering the skills training required to meet the demands of the METRONET project.

The Morley-Ellenbrook line is a central part of Stage One of Perth’s METRONET program. It will reduce traffic congestion by giving commuters in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs the option of fast and efficient travel to the City.

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