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Perth-Mandurah railway gets go-ahead

<p>The Western Australian Parliament has rubber stamped legislation enabling the construction of the fast Perth-Mandurah railway.</p> <p>State planning and infrastructure minister Alannah MacTiernan said the bill gives the government authority to start design and construction of a project, which will deliver a "world-class public transport system" to people in Perth’s southwestern corridor and Mandurah.</p> <p>"The railway will also complete a rapid transit spine from the city’s north to its south and provide much better transport linkages in the central business district," Ms MacTiernan said.</p> <p>It will be 12 minutes faster and increase capacity by 10,000 passengers a day, she said.</p> <p>The government has released a public environmental review and is preparing for the tender process.</p> <p>Project work includes 74km of track rail, 12 new stations and the purchase of 93 rail cars. </p> <br />