Construction On New Henley Brook Bus Depot To Commence

  • Construction about to start on new Henley Brook bus depot which will support operations on the Morley-Ellenbrook line
  • Design and construct contract awarded to local company BE Projects
  • New depot will more than double the capacity at the existing facility
  • Expected to be completed by end of year

Construction will soon commence on a new bus depot that will become home for buses operating the Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s bus feeder network.

A contract worth $9.2 million has been awarded to Perth company BE Projects to design and construct the new Henley Brook depot, which will be adjacent to the existing Henley Brook Bus Station.

To support Morley-Ellenbrook Line operations, more than 80 new buses will be introduced to the Transperth network, with 30 of them to be housed at the new depot.

With space for up to 90 buses, the depot will replace the existing privately-leased 35-bay Ellenbrook depot – future-proofing stabling capabilities for the area in a government-owned facility.

Construction will begin in June and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

“Having a robust and extensive bus feeder network is vitally important to the operation of any train line, but particularly a new one such as the imminent Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

“With room for 90 buses, the new Henley Brook depot will be a significant improvement on the capacity of the existing Ellenbrook depot.

“Of course, it will also help future-proof the bus network in and around the north-eastern suburbs for many years to come, which is vital for this rapidly-growing area of Perth.”

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