Rockingham railway station, Perth
|Street||Ennis Avenue, Rae Road, Station Entry Road|
|Suburb||Cooloongup, Hillman, Rockingham|
|Distance from Perth Station||43.2 km (26.8 mi)|
|Stopping patterns||All, C, K|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Platform architecture||2 Side|
|Station structure||Closed Station|
|Access by||Bus Transfer, Entrance|
|Transit guard booth||Yes|
|Total number of bus stands||12|
|Total number of bus routes||14|
|Park 'n' Ride||Yes|
|Lock 'n' Ride||No, but Pay 'n' Display|
|Add Value Machines||Yes|
Rockingham Station is a bus and railway interchange located in the Rockingham suburb of Cooloongup, Western Australia. Situated near the intersection of Rae Road and Ennis Avenue in Cooloongup, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of Rockingham Shopping Centre, it is served by the interurban Mandurah line, with services to both the Perth CBD and the neighbouring city of Mandurah. The station was designed by Jones Coulter Young architects.
Original station site
Under the original Liberal State Government plan of 1999, Rockingham Station would have been located within the Rockingham Central Business District (CBD) in close proximity to major shopping and civic areas. This plan proposed the line to access Rockingham CBD by tunnel. In 2002, the new Labor State Government amended the route of the railway between Perth and Jandakot to travel directly down Kwinana Freeway instead of by the original route via Thornlie and the Armadale Rail Line. The planned central Rockingham Station was abandoned at this time, in order to offset the extra cost of the Perth leg. The new location avoided the cost of tunnelling under Rockingham, but was now located on the edge of the city rather than in the centre of it. To offset this, the State Government announced plans to construct a light rail link to the Rockingham CBD instead. This did not transpire, although provision was made in the station design and layout for it. Evidence of the abandoned light rail is seen in the busway approach to the station, where concrete 'tracks' can be seen. These would have accommodated rail inset into a concrete base and presumably can still be used in this way in the future. The light rail track would have ended at a platform under the existing station canopy near the western entrance.
Construction began in 2005. There were fears that construction work would create health hazards such as dust that could be inhaled. Traffic to Rockingham Kwinana District Hospital was diverted through Hillman via a temporary road. Hillman residents were concerned over an increase in traffic along Milina Street, and tried to have the road placed somewhere else. When station construction was complete, the road was shut down and replaced by a foot bridge.
The station opened on 23 December 2007, one year after the original opening date. The station is guarded by highly advanced security systems 24 hours a day. A police station was completed in 2009 and became the headquarters of the Western Australia Police Southern Rail Unit. The police station is shaped like a train heading around a bend in the track.
Rockingham 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. Three stopping patterns serve Rockingham station: all stations, C, and K, which terminates at this station.
In the inbound direction, all stations and K-pattern trains take about 34 minutes, averaging 76.2 km/h (47.3 mph), to arrive at Perth. C-pattern trains stop at all stations except Canning Bridge heading to Perth, taking 33 minutes at an average of 78.5 km/h (48.8 mph).
In the outbound direction, an all stations train takes about 18 minutes, averaging 90.0 km/h (55.9 mph), to arrive at Mandurah. C-pattern trains operate locally to Mandurah apart from skipping Canning Bridge; this has no effect for passengers departing Rockingham for any southbound stations. K-pattern trains terminate at Rockingham.
Rockingham utilises a simple side 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. The K service to Perth now departs from platform 2. Access to the station is provided from the busway platforms adjacent to the western side of the station and a parking lot next to it with a concourse containing faregates at track level on platform 1. After these gates, passengers must use escalators or a lift to access a crossover above the tracks to reach platform 2. Provision was made in the station's design for a light rail platform on the western side of the concourse. Evidence of the light rail plan can be seen in the concrete 'tracks' located within the busway approach to the station. The light rail service would have linked the station to the Rockingham CBD, a service currently provided by Bus Route 555.
|Stop no.||Platform||Line||Stopping pattern||Destination||Notes|
| Rockingham Station platforms|
|99701||Mandurah||All stations, C||Perth underground|
|99702||Mandurah||All stations||Mandurah||K pattern to Perth now departs from here|
Bus transfers will be available at Rockingham railway station. Refer to Route 555 for Rockingham Beach.
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 1|
|920||to Fremantle station via Rockingham Road|
| Stand 2|
|825||to Fremantle station via Patterson Road and Cockburn Road|
| Stand 3|
|555||to Rockingham Beach via Wanliss Street|
| Stand 4|
|558||to Mandurah station via Mandurah Road|
|559||to Secret Harbour via Warnbro Sound Avenue|
| Stand 5|
|561||to Secret Harbour via Secret Harbour Boulevard|
|562||to Warnbro Station via Willmott Drive|
| Stand 6|
|557||to Warnbro Station via Charthouse Road|
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 7|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Mandurah|
|689||to Crown Perth, Burswood|
| Stand 8|
|554||Hillman Circular via Calume Street|
|556||to Rockingham Hospital via Elanora Drive|
| Stand 9|
|550||to Rockingham Beach via Kent Street (Refer to 555 for Rockingham Foreshore)|
|551||to Shoalwater via Parkin Street and Safety Bay Road|
| Stand 10|
|552||to Shoalwater via Townsend Road|
|553||to Shoalwater via Cygnus Street and Waikiki Road|
| Stand 11|
| Stand 12|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Perth|
|Preceding station||Transperth Trains network||Following station|