The Esplanade railway station

The Esplanade railway station was a railway station on the Transperth network. It was located on the Fremantle line, 19.8 kilometres from Perth station between Bathers Beach and Esplanade Park.

The Esplanade
Fremantle Esplanade railway station.jpg
The station in 2011, viewed from the top of the ferris wheel.
LocationMews Road, Fremantle
Australia
Coordinates32°03′32″S 115°44′43″E / 32.0589°S 115.7454°E / -32.0589; 115.7454Coordinates: 32°03′32″S 115°44′43″E / 32.0589°S 115.7454°E / -32.0589; 115.7454
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)Fremantle
Distance19.8 kilometres from Perth
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
History
Opened1986
Closed1987
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Fremantle
towards Perth
Fremantle line Success Harbour
towards Spearwood

HistoryEdit

On 22 October 1898, the Fremantle line was extended south from Fremantle to Robbs Jetty.[1]

For the staging of the 1987 America's Cup, the existing narrow and standard gauge tracks were combined as one dual gauge line with three temporary stations erected, one of which was The Esplanade. Between October 1986 and February 1987, the Hotham Valley Railway operated a daily service on this section of the line with a W class steam locomotive as the Spinnaker Run.[2] This was supplemented by Transperth special services. Having not been used since, the station was demolished in September 2018.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-909650-49-0.
  2. ^ A Descriptive History of Hotham Valley Tourist Railway Hotham Valley Railway
  3. ^ Fremantle Line Platform Demolitions Public Transport Authority
  4. ^ Fremantle line platforms removed Railway Digest November 2018 page 27

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