Yanchep Station Official Opening Announced

The Western Australian State Government has announced that passenger train services on the new Yanchep Rail Extension (YRE) will commence on Monday, 15 July.

Wolfdene’s ‘Yanchep Junction’ project – delivering 550 future homes for 1,300+ residents – is just a short 500m walk to the station and perfectly located to take advantage of this infrastructure as well as the adjacent Yanchep City development, a major regional hub incorporating retail, commercial, health, and education facilities.

The YRE project extends the Joondalup Line 14.5kms north from Butler, incorporating newly constructed stations in Alkimos, Eglinton, and Yanchep. This extension will integrate tens of thousands of residents from Perth’s growing northern corridor into the metropolitan rail network, significantly enhancing accessibility and spurring the development of residential and commercial areas.

In recent months, the YRE has undergone rigorous testing and commissioning phases, ensuring readiness, including driver training.

This expansion includes renaming the existing Joondalup Line, established in 1992, to the Yanchep Line, reflecting its extended reach.

The scale of the project is underscored by the use of 41,085 sleepers and 90,000 tonnes of ballast, alongside the construction of three innovative fauna bridges – a first for railways in Western Australia.

Commencing passenger services will enhance connectivity, with the journey from Yanchep to Perth taking 49 minutes, from Eglinton to Perth 46 minutes, and from Alkimos to Perth 41 minutes.

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