Cockburn Central railway station
|Transperth Trains • List of Perth railway stations|
|Street||Kwinana Freeway, Beeliar Drive, North Lake Road, Knock Place, Junction Boulevard, Signal Terrace, Points Way|
|Suburb||Atwell, Jandakot, Success, Cockburn Central|
|Distance from Perth||20.5 km (12.7 mi)|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Station structure||Open Station|
|Access by||Overhead bridges|
|Total number of bus stands||12, 10 stands are in use|
|Total number of bus routes||15|
|Transit guard booth||Yes|
|Park 'n' Ride||Yes (395 bays)|
|Lock 'n' Ride||No, but Pay 'n' Display (205 bays)|
|Add Value Machines||Yes|
Cockburn Central Station is a railway station located in Jandakot, Western Australia. Situated in the Kwinana Freeway median strip, and just north of the Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road interchange, it is also integrated with the Success Park 'n' Ride bus station. It is served by the interburban Mandurah line, with services to both the Perth CBD and the neighbouring city of Mandurah. When the station was commissioned, Cockburn Central became a suburb of its own.
Cockburn Central is on the Mandurah Line of the Transperth Trains network, a hybrid metro-commuter rail system with five lines in metropolitan Perth. As such, it receives trains northbound to central Perth and southbound to the suburbs of Mandurah and Rockingham. Four stopping patterns serve Cockburn Central station: all stations, C, K, and W which terminates at this station.
In the inbound direction, all stations, K-, and W-pattern trains take about 19 minutes, averaging 64.7 km/h (40.2 mph), to arrive at Perth. C-pattern trains stop at all stations except Canning Bridge heading to Perth, taking 18 minutes at an average of 68.3 km/h (42.4 mph).
In the outbound direction, an all stations train takes about 32 minutes, averaging 93.0 km/h (57.8 mph), to arrive at Mandurah. C-pattern trains operate locally to Mandurah apart from skipping Canning Bridge; this has no effect for passengers departing Cockburn Central for any southbound stations. K-pattern trains operate skip Kwinana and Wellard on their way to Rockingham, taking 15 minutes at an average of 90.8 km/h (56.4 mph). W-pattern trains terminate at Cockburn.
Cockburn Central uses a simple island platform layout with two tracks. Platform 1 is used by trains bound for Perth underground station (these trains generally continue onto the Joondalup Line) whilst platform 2 is used by trains heading south towards Mandurah. Access to the station is provided by a pedestrian overpass connecting a busway with the western end of Knock Place. A concourse containing faregates lies above the platform and beyond these gates there is a pair of escalators and lifts heading down to the platform located in the central reservation of the Kwinana Freeway. To the south of the station is a siding where terminating trains are parked. These sidings remain empty on weekends, when the W pattern does not operate.
|Stop no.||Platform||Line||Stopping pattern||Destination||Notes|
| Cockburn Central station platforms|
|99661||Mandurah||All stations, K, W||Perth underground||Shuttle weekdays only, terminus of Shuttle|
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 1|
|525||to Hammond Park via Baningan Avenue and Macquarie Boulevard|
| Stand 2|
|526||to Hammond Park via Wentworth Avenue and Barfield Road|
| Stand 3|
|518||to Murdoch Station via Piara Waters, Harrisdale and Wright Road|
|527||to Aubin Grove via Atwell|
| Stand 4|
|530||to Fremantle Station via Yangebup Road|
|531||to Fremantle Station via The Grange and Marvell Avenue|
| Stand 5|
|533||to Fremantle Station via Yangebup|
| Stand 6 - Set down only|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Mandurah|
|689||to Crown Perth, Burswood|
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 7|
| Stand 8|
|527||to Cockburn Gateway Shopping City|
|515||to Murdoch Station via Leeming and Leeming Senior High School (school days only)|
| Stand 9|
|514||to Murdoch Station via Bibra Drive|
| Stand 10|
|520||to Fremantle Station via Adventure World|
| Stand 11|
| Stand 12 - Set down only|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Perth|
It was proposed that a bus route linking Cockburn Central with Armadale on the Armadale line, which could possibly shave up to 45 minutes off current travelling times between the two stations. In August a three-month trial of the bus route 529 was announced linking the two stations commencing 17 October 2010 Link.
Face of the Community
There are two images (as seen below), one of a middle-aged lady and another of a young boy, prominently displayed on the top of the station. They are clearly visible from the Kwinana Freeway. They are composite pictures designed to represent the "face of the community".
|Preceding station||Transperth Trains network||Following station|