Elizabeth Quay railway station

Elizabeth Quay railway station, formerly known as Esplanade station, serves the southern end of Perth's central business district including Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is part of the Transperth network.

Elizabeth Quay
Esplanade Station Perth.JPG
Station in December 2007
LocationMounts Bay Road, Perth
Australia
Coordinates31°57′24″S 115°51′20″E / 31.956586°S 115.855476°E / -31.956586; 115.855476Coordinates: 31°57′24″S 115°51′20″E / 31.956586°S 115.855476°E / -31.956586; 115.855476
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)
Distance0.6 kilometres from Perth
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transfer at Elizabeth Quay
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeREE
99611 (platform 1)
99612 (platform 2)
Fare zone1 / Free Transit Zone
History
Opened15 October 2007
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEsplanade (2007–2018)
Passengers
201711,860 daily[1]
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
through to Mandurah line Joondalup line
All, K, W
Perth
Free Transit Zone
Perth
Free Transit Zone
Terminus
Mandurah line
All, K, W
Canning Bridge

HistoryEdit

Elizabeth Quay, then known as Esplanade Station, was built as part of the New MetroRail project.[2] Construction began in 2004[3] with the station opening under the name Esplanade station on 15 October 2007, as the terminus of the Joondalup line.[4][5] On 23 December 2007, the Mandurah line opened and through services commenced.[6] On 31 January 2016, to facilitate the opening of Elizabeth Quay, Esplanade station and the Esplanade Busport were renamed to Elizabeth Quay railway station and Elizabeth Quay Bus Station at an estimated combined cost of $700,000. The opposition Labor Party criticised the costs given the state's poor finances.[7]

ServicesEdit

Elizabeth Quay station is served by Transperth Joondalup and Mandurah line services.[8][9]

PlatformsEdit

Elizabeth Quay station has the following platform configuration:

[3009] Elizabeth Quay station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99611 1 Joondalup All stations Butler Services continue through Perth underground onto Joondalup Line[8]
K Clarkson
W Whitfords Whitfords shuttle peak hour-Weekdays only[8]
99612 2 Mandurah All stations Mandurah [9]
K Rockingham [9]
W Cockburn Central W-pattern shuttle peak time weekdays only[9]

Transport linksEdit

Bus transfers are available at the adjoining Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, including the Blue CAT. Ferry transfers are available at Elizabeth Quay nearby.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Seaforth – the loneliest train station on the Perth rail network". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  2. ^ Esplanade Station New MetroRail
  3. ^ William Street (South) closes Monday April 19 to begin Esplanade station works Transperth 15 April 2004
  4. ^ Perth CBD's first underground train station in operation ABC News 15 October 2007
  5. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2008 Public Transport Authority
  6. ^ 1500 take first railway trip to Mandurah The West Australian 23 December 2007
  7. ^ Kagi, Jacob (16 December 2015). "WA Government attacked for costly renaming of Elizabeth Quay bus and train station". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC News. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Joondalup Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  9. ^ a b c d Mandurah Line timetable Archived 28 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine Transperth 31 January 2016

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