Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

METRONET: Yanchep Rail Extension

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2019 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$712,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$440,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Wanneroo

Project Description

The METRONET: Yanchep Rail Extension project will extend the existing Joondalup Line a further 14.5km between Butler and Yanchep, with new stations, bus interchanges and park and ride facilities at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.


In the short-term, the Yanchep Extension Project will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities in the Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre and support higher density land use. In the long-term, the extension will help move more than 150,000 future Yanchep-Two Rocks residents.


The Australian Government has committed $440 million towards the Yanchep Rail Extension.


Construction is underway for the Yanchep Rail Extension with completion of major construction and train service operations scheduled for late 2023.

Further information on the project is available on the METRONET website:

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Project details last updated: 29/03/2022