Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit Way


Current activity

Design and construction of the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project is underway.

Early construction works include geotechnical investigations, ground water investigation, topographical survey and locating existing underground services. These activities are an important part of the construction process and will inform the design and delivery schedule.
These works are not expected to generate significant noise, dust or disruption to the local road network.

The project is being delivered by CPB Contractors, working closely with Main Roads, Public Transport Authority and the City of Swan. A Community Reference Group will be established in due course providing a project forum for local residents.

Further information on the construction program will be provided in the coming months, however, if you have any questions about the works taking place please contact our Customer Information Centre on 138 138.



Construction of Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit Way will deliver quicker, more predictable journey times for public transport users.

The $55 m project will provide a seamless, nine-kilometre continuous connection for buses between Ellenbrook Town Centre and Marshall Road. The route will improve vital public transport connections to Midland, Bassendean and Morley as well as improving the growing Midland urban hub.

In addition to the bus transit way, congestion and journey times for other road users will be reduced through the construction of New Lord Street - two new sections of road that will provide additional road capacity and improve access to the intersections of Marshall Road and Gnangara Road.

When completed the project will improve access to Reid Highway, where the majority of traffic dissipates.

Watch the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit Way Project Overview video.

Image: Ellenbrook Bus Lane graphic.PNG 


Project scope

The scope of work comprises two key elements – a dedicated bus rapid transit way and road improvements:

1.  Construction of a nine-kilometre two-lane continuous dedicated bus transit way from Ellenbrook Town Centre to Marshall Road, with bus stations at:
  • Ellenbrook Town Centre (bus interchange)
  • Henley Brook (300 bay park and ride facility, with provision for overflow)
  • Dayton (100 bay park and ride facility)
  • Youle- Dean Road (future provision for bus station with park and ride)

To support uninterrupted bus travel, bus dual lane bridges will be constructed at:

  • Gnangara Road
  • Park Street
  • Youle-Dean Road

A crossing will be provided at Marshall Road (bus priority under signal phase).

The scope of work also includes 9 km of shared path between Ellenbrook Station and Marshall Road with cycling facilities planned at the new stations to improve accessibility.

2. Creation of New Lord Street and modifications to existing roads

Two new sections of road, known as New Lord Street, will be constructed. This will include;

  •   2 km of new single carriageway between Gnangara Road and Park Street; and 
  •   2.8 km of new dual carriageway between Youle-Dean Road and Marshall Road.

A further 0.7 km of dual carriageway road will be constructed linking to Reid Highway, with modifications to adjacent roads along the route.


Expected timeframe

  • Design and construct contract: awarded in November 2016
  • Construction start: early 2017
  • Construction completion: early 2018 (estimated)      


Further information

For additional information please click on the below links:


For more information about the Ellenbrook Rapid Transit Way contact us via email EBRTenquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au or phone 138 138.


Modified: 17 Feb 2017