Joondalup railway line

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Joondalup Railway Line
Continues to Mandurah line
0.0km Perth Underground
William Street Tunnel
Roe Street Tunnel
Graham Farmer Freeway
(Hamilton Interchange)
Loftus St/Thomas St
3.2km Leederville
Lake Monger Drive/Vincent Street
Neutral Section
Hillman Substation
Powis Street
5.4km Glendalough
Scarborough Beach Road
Hutton Street
9.0km Stirling
Cedric Street
Karrinyup Road
Erindale Road
Reid Highway
Beach Road
14.5km Warwick
Warwick Road
17.8km Greenwood
Hepburn Avenue
19km Whitfords
19.5km Whitfords Avenue
Whitfords Siding
Ocean Reef Road
Neutral Section
Edgewater Substation
23.0km Edgewater
Mitchell Freeway (southbound)
Joondalup Drive/Hodges Drive
26.0km Joondalup
Station Square
Joondalup Drive
Shenton Avenue
Mitchell Freeway (southbound)
29.2km Currambine
Burns Beach Road
33.2km Clarkson
Neutral Section
Hester Avenue
Nowergup Depot
40.7 km Butler (Under construction)
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.


For more details on this topic, see Northern Suburbs Transit System.

The line to Joondalup was completed on 20 December 1992 as a major capital works project started by the Dowding Labor government.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] Previously, catching a bus to Joondalup which took approximately 30–40 minutes was the only option. The Nowergup railway depot was also built.

On 29 January 2005, Greenwood was opened to alleviate pressure at the adjacent Whitfords and Warwick stations.[3]

On 8 August 2005, the line, which previously ran through onto the Armadale line, was separated to the far western end of the Perth station, and no longer provided a through service.

On 15 October 2007, Clarkson line trains began running to Perth Underground and Esplanade stations via new tunnels under central Perth.

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.[4] There are also early plans of extending the line with another 3 stations northwards once the new suburb of Alkimos is built.[5] It will also be extended to Yanchep and have a station on the eastern edge of the Jindowie development.

Railway stations[edit]

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
Joondalup Line
Esplanade REE 1, FTZ Perth All C W Bus transfers at Esplanade Busport

Through to Mandurah Line

Perth Underground
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) [6]
Whitfords JWS 3 Craigie, Kingsley, Padbury, Woodvale All C W Bus transfers
Edgewater JER 3 Beldon, Edgewater, Heathridge All C
Joondalup JJP 3 Joondalup All C Bus transfers
Currambine JCE 4 Currambine, Joondalup, Kinross All C
Clarkson JCN 4 Clarkson All C Bus transfers

Proposed stations[edit]

An extension of the line to the north to Butler was proposed in November 2009.[7] There is also plans to extend the line up to Yanchep and place stations at Brighton, Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.[8][9]

Stopping Patterns[edit]

See also[edit]