On Wednesday 9th June 2021, we had the privilege of having Steve from MetroNet coming to update us about the Cockburn-Thornlie link. It was an informative evening where he has shown the progress and some conceptual drawings of what the station will be like once it is completed in late 2022.
One of the main takeouts is that there will be some major disruption on the Mandurah Line from late December for up to 25 days to widen the track for the future Cockburn-Thornlie Link.
The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first cross line connection, making travel around the city by train more flexible and providing a higher level of public transport service to Perth’s southern suburbs.
The 17.5-kilometre project includes new stations at Nicholson and Ranford roads, changes to Thornlie and Cockburn stations and relocating 11 kilometres of freight railway.
Prepare for major disruptions
Major disruptions will take place on the Mandurah Line from late December for up to 25 days to widen the tracks, making way for the future Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
During this disruption the Mandurah Line will:
- Close between Aubin Grove and Elizabeth Quay stations.
- Run a reduced schedule between Mandurah and Aubin Grove stations.
Information on the details of the disruption will be available on this page in the coming months. In the meantime, you can find out more here.
If you travel on the Mandurah Line regularly please start to prepare.
Currently, they are seeking feedback on the disruption via https://www.buildingfortomorrow.wa.gov.au/projects/thornlie-cockburn-link/
Cockburn Central Station changes
Cockburn Central’s existing island platform will be extended at the northern (Perth) end to create the terminating platform for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
The platform will be extended by 150 metres and will offer at least 50 per cent platform coverage with an on-platform
building to house electrical equipment and staff facilities. Associated services will include security and passenger information systems.
More information can be found via MetroNet website.