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Contract awarded for WA's $55m Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project


Posted by Monica Gameng

CPB Contractors has been chosen as the preferred proponent for Western Australia’s $55 million Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project. CPB will be working with Main Roads WA, the Public Transport Authority of WA and the City of Swan for the delivery of this project which was allocated funds during the most recent state budget.

“The BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) will provide a vital transport link between Ellenbrook, its neighbouring communities and the Midland train line.

“This project will deliver faster, reliable bus service for commuters in Perth’s north-eastern corridor, particularly those living in Ellenbrook, Brabham and Dayton, by creating a 9-kilometre, two-lane continuous dedicated bus transit way from Ellenbrook to Marshall Road,” said Transport Minister Bill Marmion.

Ellenbrook Bus Lane.jpgSource: Main Roads WA

The Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project will include the construction of two sections of new road – and will be called ‘New Lord Street’ – between Gnangara Road and Park Street which will continue between Youle-Dean and Marshall Roads.

New bus stations at Ellenbrook town centre as well as Henley Brook and Dayton will also be built, with plans incorporating 9-kilometres of shared path between Marshall Road and the new Ellenbrook bus station.

The project will also incorporate cycling facilities at the new stations, and a fourth bus station near Youle-Dean Road has already been planned.

 “This is great news for all families, commuters and residents in these areas as they will have a reliable, streamlined public transport service,” Mr Marmion said.

Construction is expected to commence before the end of the year and the new rapid bus service to begin in 2018.

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Source: Business News WA

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

Monica is a Marketing Assistant who handles blog content creation. She has a background in IT and has passion for research and writing.