Loch Street railway station

Loch Street railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, eight kilometres from Perth station serving the suburbs of Claremont, Mount Claremont and Karrakatta.

Loch Street
Transperth Loch Street Train Station.jpg
LocationLoch Street, Karrakatta
Australia
Coordinates31°58′18″S 115°47′30″E / 31.971805°S 115.791607°E / -31.971805; 115.791607Coordinates: 31°58′18″S 115°47′30″E / 31.971805°S 115.791607°E / -31.971805; 115.791607
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)     Fremantle line
Distance8.0 kilometres from Perth
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeFLS
99261 (platform 1)
99262 (platform 2)
Fare zone1
History
Opened1954
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Karrakatta
towards Perth
Fremantle line
All
Claremont
towards Fremantle
Fremantle line
Special events
Showgrounds
towards Fremantle

HistoryEdit

Loch Street station opened in 1954. Its construction was part of the conversion of Perth's passenger train system from steam to diesel power, allowing smaller intervals between stations.[1][2] On 18 August 2002, Loch Street had its regular services limited due to low passenger numbers, closeness to Karrakatta station (500 metres) and, prior to May 2009, the length of its platforms.[3][4][5] The platforms weren't long enough to accommodate four car train sets, resulting in alternate trains skipping the station. Only two car train sets stopped, at night and on weekends. In May 2009, work to extend the platforms was completed.[6]

ServicesEdit

Loch Street station is served by Transperth Fremantle line services from Fremantle to Perth that continue through to Midland via the Midland line.[7][8]

PlatformsEdit

[2762] Loch Street station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99261 1 Fremantle All stations Perth
99262 2 Fremantle All stations, B Fremantle

Bus routesEdit

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[19507] Railway Road (east bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[19510] Railway Road (west bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Fremantle station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Passenger Trains To Be Faster". The West Australian. 30 September 1954. p. 1. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ History of Stations on the Fremantle Line Right Track
  3. ^ New services for Loch and Grant Street stations Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 13 September 2002
  4. ^ Weekend train services to Loch and Grant Street Stations start again Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 11 October 2002
  5. ^ Plan to extend evening train services to Loch and Grant Street Stations Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 1 November 2002
  6. ^ Grant Street and Loch Street stations upgrade Public Transport Authority
  7. ^ Fremantle Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  8. ^ Understanding Australia's urban railways Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Bureau of Infrastructure Transport & Regional Economics July 2012 page 12

External linksEdit

  • Gallery History of Western Australian Railways & Stations