WA Labor announces Morley-Ellenbrook line

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BREAKING: Labor has confirmed that if elected it will deliver a train line to Ellenbrook as part of its METRONET commitment, creating more than 10,000 local jobs.

Last week we heard from Tiffany, an Education Assistant whose 48km return journey takes her around two hours every day, and leaves her struggling financially.

Today Mark McGowan announced that under a Labor Government, the Morley-Ellenbrook METRONET line will connect over 200,000 people to Perth City. 

Public transport options in Ellenbrook are limited, and for members driving to work it has proven long, slow, and incredibly costly. 

In 2008 the Barnett Liberal Government was elected on the false promise of building a Morley-Ellenbrook train line.

However, they broke their promise in 2008, again in 2013, and are now only offering a rapid bus transit line.

Their transport commitment does little to reduce congestion, or open up links between outer suburbs.

When it comes to public transport, the Liberals have shown time and time again they can’t be trusted.

WA Labor recognises the needs of those living in areas such as Byford, Yanchep, Ellenbrook, and Morley with the plan to build METRONET.

This decision will create more than 10,000 local manufacturing and construction jobs and apprenticeships.

For Tiffany, this announcement could not come soon enough.

“Getting cars off the roads and having alternative transport options will make my life so much easier,” said Tiffany.

“I’m tired of the Barnett Government saying one thing and doing another.”

The Liberal Barnett Government have repeatedly lied.

They have twice failed on their commitment to build rail, and their promise of a bus lane is not what Perth needs.

In the March 11 state election vote WA Labor, so we can finally say #ByeByeBarnett.

To read more about Labor's commitment to METRONET, click here.