Whiteman Park’s heritage tram line to be extended to new Ellenbrook-Morley train line

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Whiteman Park’s historic tram will be extended to the METRONET Whiteman Park train station, along the new 21km Morley-Ellenbrook line, which opens later this year.

The project will be delivered using 85% recycled materials, and will also be a collaboration with North Metropolitan TAFE, providing rail industry students with hands-on training opportunities.

“North Metropolitan TAFE is proud to partner with METRONET on this project, which will provide Western Australians with an enhanced rail heritage experience and hands-on training for our future rail industry workers,” said Minister Assisting the Training and Workforce Development Minister Hannah Beazley.

“Aboriginal students from North Metropolitan TAFE’s Koomba Birdal (Big Spark) Program will gain practical experience as part of their Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure studies.”

Once it’s open, the tram will also be free to ride until the end of 2025.

“Western Australians love Whiteman Park, and this project will help us to show off our beautiful metropolitan bushland to more visitors, and more locals,” said WA Premier Roger Cook.

“It also great to see this project being used to train up local apprentices for jobs in our rail industry, as part of our commitment to boosting training opportunities for future jobs.”

As part of the project, a new platform will be built south of the METRONET Whiteman Park Station, with the line being extended east from the existing heritage line inside Whiteman Park.

The extension includes 1.3 kilometres of new tram line, 3,900 rail sleepers and 3,000 tonnes of ballast, with the State Government investing approximately $1 million.

“We’re proud to be working with the Perth Electric Tramway Society to connect the iconic Whiteman Park heritage tram picnic areas and bushland that also connect an important tourist attraction to a growing community precinct,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“The resources provided by industry representatives, including the provision of recycled materials, support our vision for providing more than just transport projects but long-term legacies for our community and travellers to Western Australia.”

Image Credit: Whiteman Park