Beckenham railway station

Beckenham railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Armadale line, 13.8 kilometres (8.6 mi) from Perth station serving the suburb of Beckenham.

Beckenham
Beckenham railway station.jpg
Refurbished station in April 2015
LocationSevenoaks Street, Beckenham
Australia
Coordinates32°01′22″S 115°57′15″E / 32.0228°S 115.954283°E / -32.0228; 115.954283Coordinates: 32°01′22″S 115°57′15″E / 32.0228°S 115.954283°E / -32.0228; 115.954283
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)     Armadale line
Distance13.8 kilometres from Perth
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeABM
99111 (platform 1)
99112 (platform 2)
Fare zone2
History
Opened1954
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesHigham
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Cannington
towards Perth
Armadale line Kenwick
towards Armadale

HistoryEdit

The station opened in 1954 as Higham. The additional station, with two others on the Armadale line, marked the introduction of diesel-mechanical railcars on Perth's metropolitan passenger railways. Higham was renamed Beckenham in 1969. The platforms are staggered across William Street to minimise the time the level crossing is closed to road traffic.[1][2]

In March 2014 an $8.1 million upgrade to the station and adjacent car parks was completed.[3]

ServicesEdit

Beckenham station is served by Transperth Armadale line services.[4] Services to and from the Thornlie spur line run non-stop through the station.

[2788] Beckenham station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99111 1 Armadale All stations, C Perth
99112 2 Armadale All stations Armadale

Bus routesEdit

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[13592] Sevenoaks Street (north-west bound) 907 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[13589] Sevenoaks Street (south-east bound) 907 Rail replacement service to Armadale station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Timetables for Suburbans". The Sunday Times. Perth. 21 November 1954. p. 6. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Our History". Public Transport Authority. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Beckenham Station upgrade". Public Transport Authority. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  4. ^ Armadale/Thornlie Line Timetable Archived 25 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine Transperth 31 January 2016