East Perth railway station

East Perth railway station is located on the Midland line in Perth, Western Australia. It is operated by Transperth serving the suburb of East Perth. It is adjacent to the East Perth Terminal and Public Transport Centre.

East Perth
East Perth railway station from Public Transport Centre.jpg
View from Public Transport Centre in February 2021
LocationEast Parade, East Perth
Coordinates31°56′38″S 115°52′37″E / 31.943896°S 115.876976°E / -31.943896; 115.876976Coordinates: 31°56′38″S 115°52′37″E / 31.943896°S 115.876976°E / -31.943896; 115.876976
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)     Midland line
Distance1.90 kilometres from Perth
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeMEP
Fare zone1
History
Opened1969
Rebuilt2016–2018
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2013-14200,284[1]
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Claisebrook
Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Midland line Mount Lawley
towards Midland
Under development
Claisebrook
Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Airport line Mount Lawley
towards High Wycombe
Future development
Claisebrook
Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Morley–Ellenbrook line Mount Lawley
towards Ellenbrook
Preceding station Transwa Trains Transwa Following station
Terminus Prospector Midland
towards Kalgoorlie
MerredinLink Midland
towards Merredin
Preceding station Journey Beyond Following station
Terminus Indian Pacific Kalgoorlie
towards Sydney

HistoryEdit

The site occupied by East Perth station, East Perth Terminal and the Public Transport Centre was formerly the East Perth Locomotive Depot.[2]

The station took the name of the previous East Perth station, which was renamed Claisebrook.[3] The former East Perth railway station was removed on the change of the railway system in the late 1960s.

The original East Perth railway station opened in 1883, and in the early 20th century was found the name East Perth Junction (the junction being the line that proceeded to Armadale joined the Eastern Railway close to the station. It was renamed Claisebrook in 1969.[4]

As part of the Perth Stadium transport works, the station was upgraded over a two-year period from 2016 to 2018.[5] Due to the large numbers expected to utilise the station on event days,[6] an upgrade was required to ensure that the station could handle the large crowds, as well as to make it fully accessible. Works included lengthening platforms and associated shelters to handle four to six car trains, upgrading and expanding lifts, staircases and walkways, and expanding car and bike parking spaces. In addition, platforms were resurfaced, tactile markings were added and four new lifts were installed to make the station fully compliant with disability access standards.

PlatformsEdit

East Perth railway station is served by the Midland railway line on the Transperth network. This line goes between Midland railway station and Perth railway station. It will be served by the Airport railway line when that opens in the first half of 2022. The airport line will go between High Wycombe railway station and Claremont railway station.[7] It will also be served by the Morley–Ellenbrook railway line when that opens in late-2024.[8][9] Services on that line will go between Ellenbrook railway station and Perth railway station.[10] Midland line trains stop at the station every 10 minutes during peak on weekdays, and every 15 minutes during the day outside peak every day of the year except Christmas Day. Trains are half-hourly or hourly at night time.[11] The station saw 200,284 passengers in the 2013-14 financial year.[1]

[2804] East Perth station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99421 1 Midland All stations Perth
99422 2 Midland All stations Midland

The big long platform of about 650 m (2,130 ft) length to the west of platforms 1 and 2 is the platform for country trains to Kalgoorlie and interstate train to Adelaide and Sydney

East Perth Terminal platform
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
95024   Prospector All stations Kalgoorlie
95024   MerredinLink All stations Merredin

Bus routesEdit

Transperth services
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12986] East Parade (south bound) 901 Train replacement service to Perth
[12986] East Parade (south bound) 901 Train replacement service to Midland

Coach routesEdit

Transwa coach services, departing East Perth Terminal
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal N1 879 to Kalbarri via Midland, Cataby, Port Denison and Geraldton
N2 851, 891 to Geraldton via Midland, New Norcia and Carnamah
N3 811 to Geraldton via Midland, Northam, Ballidu, Wubin and Perenjori
N1 GPE1 to Geraldton via Midland, Cataby and Port Denison
N5 PG1, PG3 to Geraldton via Joondalup, Cervantes and Dongara
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal GS1/GS2 411 to Albany via Armadale, Williams, Narrogin, Katanning, Cranbrook and [Mount Barker
GS1 AP Odds to Albany via Armadale, Williams, Cranbrook and Mount Barker
GS2 Odds to Albany via Midland, Northam, York, Brookton, Katanning, Tambellup and Mount BarkerRoute 515 terminates at Gnowangerup
Route 531 terminates at Katanning Shire office
GS3 317 to Albany via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Manjimup, Walpole and Denmark
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal GE1 EP1 to Esperance via Armadale, Williams, Dumbleyung and Ravensthorpe
GE1 EP7 to Esperance via Armadale, Williams, Gnowangerup and Ravensthorpe
GE2 EP3 to Esperance via Midland, Quairading, Hyden and Ravensthorpe
GE2 EP5 to Esperance via Midland, Quairading, Lake Grace and Ravensthorpe
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal SW1 Odds to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and AugustaRoute 279 via Settlers
Route 271S via Siesta Park
Route 277 and 279 terminates at Augusta
SW2 315 to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Donnybrook, Bridgetown and Manjimup
SW3 321 to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Collie, Bridgetown and Manjimup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Question On Notice No. 4247 asked in the Legislative Assembly on 25 June 2015 by Mr M. Mcgowan". Parliament of Western Australia. 25 June 2015. Archived from the original on 18 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  2. ^ East Perth Station Archived 12 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine History of Western Australian Railways & Stations
  3. ^ History at a Glance Public Transport Authority
  4. ^ Higham, G. J; Geoproject Solutions (2006), Where WAS that? : an historical gazetteer of Western Australia (2nd ed.), Geoproject Solutions, ISBN 978-0-9758024-0-3
  5. ^ http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/projects/current-projects/east-perth-station-upgrade
  6. ^ https://optusstadium.com.au/getting-here/public-transport/
  7. ^ "Forrestfield-Airport Link Project Overview" (PDF). Metronet. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Signed on the dotted (Morley-Ellenbrook) Line". Metronet. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project Update - January 2021" (PDF). Metronet. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Morley–Ellenbrook Line Project Definition Plan" (PDF). Metronet. June 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Midland Line Train Timetable" (PDF). Transperth. Retrieved 15 September 2021.