Metro Area Express, or MAX, Perth’s proposed new light rail network, is set to power Perth’s public transport into the future. This visionary project introduces a new era of public transport in Perth, supporting the city’s transformation by providing a frequent, high-capacity service in the inner-north and central west and eastern suburbs of Perth.
With a $15.8 million commitment over the next two years (including $4 million of Federal Government funding), MAX is part of the State Government’s investment toward building a better Perth for future generations to come. Essentially a modern tram system using electric rail cars, the new light rail system is quiet and efficient and will be built on existing streets but largely separated from general traffic. The project is a catalyst for city change, being coordinated with land-use planning with the intention of stimulating revitalisation and new developments along the proposed alignment.
CONNECTING PEOPLE. MAKING PLACES.
Delivery PhasesThe project is currently in the investigation, planning and project development phase
COMPLETION BY END-2018
$15.8 million committed to plan Perth’s light rail network
First stage (22km) to connect Mirrabooka with the CBD; QEII and the Causeway
Construction could begin in 2016, with completion by end 2018
Phase two of the project, connecting the Causeway to both Curtin University and the new Perth Stadium on the Burswood Peninsula, and QEII to UWA is also currently being planned
MAX will offer a convenient, efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable alternative to driving, but will be particularly appealing at peak traffic times
MAX will be fully integrated into the Transperth system
Proposed RouteView the proposed route
$15.8 MILLION TO PLAN PERTH'S LIGHT RAIL NETWORK