Robbs Jetty railway station

Robbs Jetty railway station was a railway station on the Transperth network. It was located on the Fremantle line, 24.0 kilometres (14.9 mi) from Perth station in North Coogee.[1]

Robbs Jetty
LocationRobb Road, North Coogee
Australia
Coordinates32°05′15″S 115°45′21″E / 32.08739°S 115.7559°E / -32.08739; 115.7559Coordinates: 32°05′15″S 115°45′21″E / 32.08739°S 115.7559°E / -32.08739; 115.7559
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)Fremantle
Distance24.0 kilometres from Perth
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
South Beach
towards Perth
Fremantle line Spearwood
Terminus

HistoryEdit

 
Area of former Robb Jetty Marshalling Yard in February 2006

On 22 October 1898, the Fremantle line was extended south for 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to Robbs Jetty. On 1 July 1903, the line was extended to Coogee.[2] Initially the line was only served by freight trains; a passenger service began in 1913.[3]

Robbs Jetty station was the near the Robb Jetty Abattoir[4] and South Fremantle Power Station.

 
Location of the marshalling yard

A large dual gauge marshalling yard with a four-storey signal box tower was built by the Western Australian Government Railways in the 1960s as part of the standard gauge project from Kalgoorlie to Leighton to serve local industries. With the closure of the power station in 1985 and the abattoir 1992, the yard was decommissioned and lifted. The site has been earmarked for residential redevelopment.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Government Gazette of Western Australia Government of Western Australia 12 June 1964 page 2400
  2. ^ Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 64. ISBN 0 909650 49 7.
  3. ^ History of Cockburn City of Cockburn page 14
  4. ^ PR11202 Battye Library Research note compiled by the staff of Battye Library about Stacey's Lamb Train which ran between Badjaling Siding and Robbs Jetty 1942-1972.
  5. ^ Recalling abattoir's chimney history ahead of Coogee redevelopment 720 ABC Perth 21 August 2015

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