Joondalup railway line
|Joondalup Railway Line|
|Transperth Railway Lines|
|List of Transperth stations|
The Joondalup Line is a suburban railway line in Perth, Australia. It mostly traverses the median strip of the Mitchell Freeway, connecting the northern coastal suburbs between Perth and Clarkson. The regional city of Joondalup is also serviced via the Joondalup station.
The line to Joondalup was completed on 20 December 1992 as a major capital works project started by the Dowding Labor government. A realignment of the entire bus system was undertaken whereby the new train stations became bus interchanges. The extension to Currambine was completed in March 1993. Initially, service frequencies were similar to those for the Fremantle line as lower passenger numbers were anticipated, however overcrowding saw the doubling of services between Whitfords and Perth on weekdays. Services were reverted to Fremantle Line frequencies between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on 28 June 2009 due to low passenger numbers on those services.
On 5 October 2004, the Clarkson extension, part of the Gallop government's New MetroRail project, was opened to the public, connecting the outer northern suburbs to the city for the first time. Previously, catching a bus to Joondalup which took approximately 30–40 minutes was the only option. The Nowergup railway depot was also built.
On 23 December 2007, the opening of the Mandurah Line saw the Clarkson and Mandurah lines form a north-south corridor, providing a through service from Clarkson to Mandurah.
It has been announced that the Joondalup line will be extended from Clarkson to Butler, with services to Butler expected by the end of 2014. Preliminary earthworks are currently underway, with construction of the rail line expected to begin in 2011. There are also early plans of extending the line with another 3 stations northwards once the new suburb of Alkimos is built. It will also be extended to Yanchep and have a station on the eastern edge of the Jindowie development.
Most of the trains operating on this line are Transperth B-series trains purchased for the Clarkson-Mandurah run, although some shuttle services (W pattern) between Whitfords and Cockburn Central are made up of Transperth A-series EMUs.
- Red denotes Perth CBD stations.
- Green denotes Clarkson line stations.
- Black denotes termini.
|Name of Station||Code||Zone||Serving Suburbs||Pattern stops at this station||Transfers|
|Esplanade||REE||1, FTZ||Perth||All||C||W||Bus transfers at Esplanade Busport
Through to Mandurah Line
||MPH||1, FTZ||Perth, Northbridge||All||C||W||Platform transfer to Armadale / Thornlie Line, Fremantle Line, Midland Line
Transwa Australind service to Bunbury
Bus transfers at Wellington Street bus station
|Leederville||JLE||1||Leederville, West Leederville||All||W|
|Glendalough||JGH||1||Glendalough, Osborne Park||All||W||Bus transfers|
|Stirling||JSG||2||Innaloo, Osborne Park, Stirling||All||C||W||Bus transfers, CircleRoute|
|Warwick||JWK||2||Carine, Duncraig, Hamersley, Warwick||All||C||W||Bus transfers|
|Greenwood||JGD||2||Duncraig, Greenwood, Kingsley, Padbury||All||C||Bus transfers (Under trial) |
|Whitfords||JWS||3||Craigie, Kingsley, Padbury, Woodvale||All||C||W||Bus transfers|
|Edgewater||JER||3||Beldon, Edgewater, Heathridge||All||C|
|Currambine||JCE||4||Currambine, Joondalup, Kinross||All||C|
An extension of the line to the north to Butler was proposed in November 2009. There is also plans to extend the line up to Yanchep and place stations at Brighton, Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.
- All - all stops to Clarkson.
- C - express to Stirling, then all stops to Clarkson.
- W - all stops except Greenwood, to Whitfords.
- P - Reverse of W all stops except Greenwood to Perth, terminating at Platform 9 of Perth Station .
A B Series EMU en route to Perth during the morning peak
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- The line has just commenced construction and is expected to be ready by 2014.
- Outer metropolitan Perth and Peel sub-regional strategy plan. Retrieved 01/05/2014]
- Department of Transport- Public Transport for Perth in 2013. Retrieved 01/05/2014