List of Transperth railway stations

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Transperth is the system of public transport serving Perth and Mandurah, Western Australia, managed by the state government's Public Transport Authority (PTA). Suburban rail services are operated by Transperth Train Operations, a division of the PTA.[1][2] The Transperth rail network consists of 72 railway stations and five lines: the Armadale and Thornlie lines, the Fremantle line, the Joondalup line, the Mandurah line, and the Midland line.[1]

The first railway opened in the Perth area was the Eastern Railway, which ran from Fremantle to Guildford. This opened on 1 March 1881, and passed through the centre of Perth.[3] The line was extended via Midland Junction to Chidlow, opening on 11 March 1884. The line experienced further extensions and a spur to Mount Helena was opened on 1 July 1896. The South Western Railway, running from Perth to Armadale, opened on 2 May 1893.[3] At the end of 1965, passenger services ceased operating east of Midland. This section of track is today used by the Fremantle and Midland lines, which are through services with each other. The South Western Railway is now used by the Armadale line. A spur off this line to Thornlie opened on 7 August 2005.[3]

Initially served by steam trains, the network began running diesel railcars in 1954. By 5 October 1968, the suburban rail network was operated entirely by diesel railcars.[3] On 2 September 1979, the government of Charles Court closed the Perth to Fremantle line to passenger services, with the government's rationale being low ticket sales. Following the election of Brian Burke's Labor government, the line reopened on 23 July 1983.[4]

The Joondalup line opened on 20 December 1992.[5] The Mandurah line opened on 23 December 2007.[6] These lines operate as through services with each other.

Stations[edit]

Key
Icon Purpose
§ Special events station
Station Image Line(s)[7] Distance from Perth[8] Fare zone[7] Suburbs served[9] Opened Notes
km mi
Armadale Entrance area of Armadale station 30.4 18.9 4 Armadale 1893[10] Bus interchange[11]
Ashfield Ashfield station platform shelter 9.3 5.8 2 Ashfield, Bassendean 28 Nov 1954[12][13][14]
Aubin Grove Aubin Grove station western entrance 23.8 14.8 3 Atwell, Success 23 Apr 2017[15] Bus interchange[11]
Bassendean Bassendean station long shot 10.8 6.7 2 Bassendean 30 Apr 1910[12][16][17] Bus interchange[11]
Originally named West Guildford. Renamed to Bassendean in 1922.[12][17]
Bayswater Bayswater station platform shelter 6.8 4.2 1 Bayswater 1896[12][18] Bus interchange[11]
Beckenham Beckenham station platform shelter 13.6 8.5 2 Beckenham 28 Nov 1954[13][14] Originally named Higham.[10]
Bull Creek Bull Creek station platform 11.7 7.3 2 Bateman, Bull Creek 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Burswood Burswood station platform 4.6 2.9 1 Burswood 1893[10] Originally named Burswood. Renamed to Rivervale in 1906,[3] on 30 May 1923[19] or in April 1929.[10] Renamed to Burswood on 1 May 1994.[19]
Butler Butler station building long shot 40.7 25.3 5 Butler 21 Sep 2014[20] Bus interchange[11]
Canning Bridge Canning Bridge station bridge over platforms 7.2 4.5 1 Como 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Cannington Train at Cannington station platforms 12.2 7.6 2 Cannington, East Cannington 1897[3] Bus interchange[11]
Carlisle Carlisle station platform 7.4 4.6 1 Carlisle, East Victoria Park 1912[10][19] Originally named Mint Street. Renamed to East Victoria Park in 1912. Renamed to Carlisle in April 1919.[10][19]
Challis Challis station platform shelter 27.3 17.0 3 Kelmscott 29 Oct 1973[3][10]
City West City West platform at night 1.6 1.0 1/FTZ West Perth 18 Jun 1986[21] Originally named West Perth.[21] Renamed to City West on 19 November 1987.[22]
Claisebrook Claisebrook station platform shelter 1.3 0.8 1/FTZ East Perth, Perth 1883[12] Originally named East Perth. Renamed to Claisebrook in 1969.[12]
Claremont Claremont station platform shelter viewed from bridge 9.4 5.8 1 Claremont 1886[23][24] Bus interchange[11]
Originally named Butler's Swamp. Renamed to Claremont in 1882/1883.[12]
Clarkson Clarkson station platform shelter 33.2 20.6 4 Clarkson 4 Oct 2004[25] Bus interchange[11]
Cockburn Central Cockburn Central station western entrance 20.5 12.7 3 Cockburn Central, Jandakot 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Cottesloe Cottesloe station platform viewed from bridge 12.4 7.7 2 Cottesloe c. 1890[12] Bus interchange[11]
Currambine Currambine station platform and shelter 29.2 18.1 4 Currambine, Joondalup 8 Aug 1993[26]
Daglish Daglish station platform shelter 4.9 3.0 1 Daglish, Subiaco 14 Jul 1924[27][28]
East Guildford East Guildford station entrance with platform in background 14.1 8.8 2 Guildford 1896[12] Originally named Woodbridge. Renamed West Guildford in 1908.[12]
East Perth East Perth station platform and concourse long shot 2.1 1.3 1 East Perth, Perth 1969[12]
Edgewater Edgewater station platform and shelter 22.9 14.2 3 Edgewater, Heathridge 20 Dec 1992[29]
Elizabeth Quay Elizabeth Quay station building long shot 0.6 0.4 1/FTZ Perth 15 Oct 2007[30] Bus interchange[11]
Originally named Esplanade. Renamed to Elizabeth Quay in January 2016.[31][32]
Underground[30]
Fremantle Fremantle station entrance building 19.0 11.8 2 Fremantle 1907[12][33][34] Bus interchange[11]
Glendalough Glendalough station platform under shelter 5.6 3.5 1 Glendalough, Osborne Park, Mount Hawthorn 21 Mar 1993[29] Bus interchange[11]
Gosnells Gosnells station platforms 20.7 12.9 3 Gosnells 17 Apr 2005[3][35] Bus interchange[11]
Original station opened in 1905.[10] Station relocated 300 metres (980 ft) northeast in 2005.[35]
Grant Street Grant Street station platforms 11.2 7.0 2 Cottesloe 28 Nov 1954[12][13][14]
Greenwood Greenwood station platforms under shelter 17.7 11.0 2 Duncraig, Greenwood, Kingsley, Padbury 29 Jan 2005[36]
Guildford Guildford station platform viewed from bridge 12.6 7.8 2 Guildford 1898[12]
Joondalup Looking down on Joondalup station platform from ground level 26.2 16.3 3 Joondalup 20 Dec 1992[29] Bus interchange[11]
Karrakatta Karrakatta station platforms 7.6 4.7 1 Karrakatta 1896[12]
Kelmscott Kelmscott station shelter 25.8 16.0 3 Kelmscott 2 May 1893[3][10] Bus interchange[11]
Kenwick Kenwick station platform 1 15.6 9.7 2 Kenwick 1914[10]
Kwinana Kwinana station entrance 32.9 20.4 4 Bertram, Parmelia 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Leederville Leederville station platform 2.4 1.5 1 Leederville, West Leederville 20 Dec 1992[29] Bus interchange[11]
Loch Street Station platforms with small shelter 8.0 5.0 1 Claremont, Karrakatta 28 Nov 1954[12][13][14]
Maddington Maddington station platform 17.6 10.9 2 Maddington 1896[10] Bus interchange[11]
Mandurah Long shot of Mandurah station from bridge 70.8 44.0 7 Mandurah 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Maylands Maylands station southern entrance 4.5 2.8 1 Maylands 1896[12] Originally named 15 mile Siding. Renamed to Falkirk in 1897. Renamed to Maylands in 1899.[12]
McIver McIver station platforms 0.7 0.4 1/FTZ Perth 1 Sep 1989[37]
Meltham Meltham station long shot from bridge 5.5 3.4 1 Bayswater 14 Jun 1948[38]
Midland Buses at Midland station bus interchange 16.1 10.0 2 Midland 1968[3] Bus interchange[11]
Mosman Park Mosman Park station platforms 13.6 8.5 2 Cottesloe, Mosman Park 1895[39] Originally named Cottesloe Beach. Renamed to Buckland Hill in 1931. Renamed to Mosman Park in 1937.[12]
Mount Lawley Mount Lawley station shelter 3.2 2.0 1 Mount Lawley 1968[12] Originally opened in 1907. Rebuilt 300 metres (980 ft) northwest in 1968. Originally named Fenian's Crossing.[12]
Murdoch Murdoch station platform and shelter 13.9 8.6 2 Leeming, Murdoch 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
North Fremantle Signs outside North Fremantle station 16.1 10.0 2 North Fremantle 28 Jul 1991[3]
Oats Street Train at Oats Street station 8.1 5.0 1 Carlisle, East Victoria Park 28 Nov 1954[10][13][14] Bus interchange[11]
Perth Perth station building 0.0 0.0 1/FTZ Perth 1 Mar 1881[40] Bus interchange[11]
Perth Stadium§ Perth Stadium station concourse long shot 3.3 2.1 1 Burswood 2 Dec 2017[41] Only used on weekends and during events at Perth Stadium
Perth Underground Perth Underground station concourse 0.0 0.0 1/FTZ Perth 15 Oct 2007[30] Bus interchange[11]
Underground[30]
Queens Park Queens Park station platform 11.3 7.0 2 Cannington, Queens Park 1899[10] Originally named Woodlupine. Renamed to Queens Park on 16 April 1912.[3][10]
Rockingham Rockingham station platforms and shelter 43.2 26.8 5 Cooloongup, Rockingham 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Seaforth Two platforms with small shelters 22.6 14.0 3 Gosnells 4 May 1948[3]
Shenton Park Shenton Park station platform 6.0 3.7 1 Shenton Park 1908[12][42] Bus interchange[11]
Originally named West Subiaco. Renamed to Shenton Park in 1934.[12]
Sherwood Sherwood station platforms 28.6 17.8 3 Armadale 1973[10][43] Originally named Kingsley.[10][43]
Showgrounds§ Showgrounds station entrance 8.7 5.4 1 Claremont 20 Sep 1995[44] Only used during events at Claremont Showground[45]
Stirling Stirling station platform and shelter 8.8 5.5 2 Innaloo, Osborne Park, Stirling 21 Mar 1993[29] Bus interchange[11]
Subiaco Subiaco station shelter 3.6 2.2 1 Subiaco 12 Dec 1998[46] Bus interchange[11]
Underground[46]
Success Hill Signs outside Success Hill station 11.7 7.3 2 Bassendean 1960[12][16]
Swanbourne Swanbourne station platforms viewed from bridge 10.5 6.6 2 Claremont, Swanbourne 1904[12] Originally named Congdon Street. Renamed to Osborne in 1911/12. Renamed to Swanbourne in 1921.[12]
Thornlie Thornlie station entrance 17.0 10.6 2 Thornlie 7 Aug 2005[47] Bus interchange[11]
Victoria Park Victoria Park station entrance 6.1 3.8 1 Lathlain, Victoria Park 2 Aug 2008[3][48] Original station opened in 1898.[10] Rebuilt 230 metres (750 ft) southeast in 2007 and 2008.[48][49]
Victoria Street Victoria Street station platforms 14.2 8.8 2 Cottesloe, Mosman Park 28 Nov 1954[12][13][14]
Warnbro Warnbro station platforms and shelter 47.5 29.5 5 Warnbro 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Warwick Warwick station platform under shelter 14.5 9.0 2 Carine, Duncraig, Hamersley, Warwick 21 Mar 1993[29] Bus interchange[11]
Wellard Wellard station long shot 37.1 23.1 4 Wellard 23 Dec 2007[6] Bus interchange[11]
Welshpool Welshpool station platform shelter 9.3 5.8 1 Bentley, Welshpool 1898[3]
West Leederville West Leederville station platforms 2.7 1.7 1 Subiaco, West Leederville 1897[12] Originally named Leederville. Renamed West Leederville in 1912/1913.[12]
Whitfords Whitfords station platform and shelter long shot 19.8 12.3 3 Craigie, Kingsley, Padbury, Woodvale 21 Mar 1993[29] Bus interchange[11]
Woodbridge Woodbridge station platform shelter 15.4 9.6 2 Woodbridge 1903[12] Originally named West Midland. Renamed to Woodbridge in 2004.[3]

Future stations[edit]

Station Image Line Fare zone Suburbs served[9] Planned opening Notes
Airport Central Airport Central station under construction 2[50] Perth Airport 2022[51] Underground[50]
Alkimos 5 Alkimos 2023[52] Bus interchange[53]
Byford 4[54] Byford Bus interchange[54]
Eglinton 5 Eglinton 2023[52] Bus interchange[53]
Ellenbrook 3[55] Ellenbrook 2024[56] Bus interchange[55]
High Wycombe 2[50] High Wycombe 2022[51] Bus interchange[50]
Lakelands Lakelands station under construction 7 Lakelands 2023[57] Bus interchange[57]
Malaga 2[55] Whiteman 2024[56] Bus interchange[55]
Morley Morley station preparatory work 2[55] Embleton, Morley 2024[56] Bus interchange[55]
Nicholson Road 2 Canning Vale 2024[52] Bus interchange[58]
Noranda Noranda station preparatory work 2[55] Morley, Noranda 2024[56] Bus interchange[55]
Ranford Road 2 Canning Vale 2024[52] Bus interchange[58]
Redcliffe 2[50] Redcliffe 2022[51] Bus interchange[50]

Underground[50]

Whiteman Park 2[55] Whiteman 2024[56] Bus interchange[55]
Yanchep 6 Yanchep 2023[52] Bus interchange[53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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