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Mandurah line works completed

The Mandurah Line in Perth has re-opened following a successful 20-day shutdown to enable major works on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link.

In challenging heat, the team of almost 500 people worked around the clock to lay more than five kilometres of new track, re-lay 7500 concrete railway sleepers, and install new overhead line equipment, including 112 masts and six kilometres of wires.

As part of the works, the Mandurah line closed completely between Aubin Grove Station and Elizabeth Quay Station: a 75km stretch that encompasses four other stations, servicing 60,000 journeys a day.

Now the Mandurah Line track has been shifted, work continues to build the new rail line for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link.

The shutdown was the biggest disruption to transport services in WA.

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