Stirling railway station, Perth

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Stirling
Transperth TrainsList of Perth railway stations
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Joondalup Line
Location
Street Mitchell Freeway, Cedric Street
Suburb Innaloo, Stirling
Distance from Perth 9 km (5.6 mi)
General information
Station code JSG
Fare zone 2
Station design
Number of platforms 2
Platform architecture 1 island
Station structure Closed Station
Access by Overhead bridge, pedestrian crossing, bus transfer
Transfers
Train transfer No
Bus transfer Yes
Total number of bus stands 9
Total number of bus routes 16
Facilities
Transit guard booth Yes
Park 'n' Ride Yes
Lock 'n' Ride No, but Pay 'n' Display
Lifts 1
Escalators 1 up, 1 down
Add Value Machines Yes
Public telephones Yes
Public toilets Yes

Coordinates: 31°53′39″S 115°48′16″E / 31.894101°S 115.804482°E / -31.894101; 115.804482

Stirling railway station is a Transperth rail and bus interchange located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northwest of Perth railway station in Western Australia, on the Joondalup Line.

History[edit]

Constructed from 1990 to 1992, the station it was built as part of the Northern Suburbs Transit System and the Joondalup Line.[1]

Traffic issues[edit]

The station's location presented some interesting design challenges - while the station resides within the Mitchell Freeway road reserve, the road reserve for the future Stephenson Highway runs in an area directly over the station at the southern end of its platforms. During the design of the station and its approach roads, the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners was tasked with investigating and designing road layouts to accommodate for both future and current needs.[2]

Due to the nature of the future Stephenson Highway, a number of road layout options were considered including:[2]

  • Original designs first proposed for the freeway by the Main Roads Department, consisting of a diamond interchange between Scarborough Beach Road and Stephenson Highway, and link of existing Oswald Street (later known as Ellen Stirling Boulevard), Osborne Park.
  • As per the above option, but without the Osborne Park link.
  • As per the above option, but without the link of Oswald Street between Scarborough Beach Road and Cedric Street (an option recommended by station designers Hames Sharley architects).
  • A design only known as the Forbes and Fitzhardinge planning scheme, of which no information or design drawings exist within the engineers' report.

All of the above designs involved significantly complex road layouts which amongst others included partial cloverleaf interchanges, and the construction of new bridges connecting the future highway to Cedric Street.[2]

Service[edit]

Stirling is on the Joondalup Line of the Transperth Trains network, a hybrid metro-commuter rail system with five lines in metropolitan Perth. As such, it hosts trains travelling southbound to central Perth and northbound to the Joondalup and Clarkson stations. Three stopping patterns serve Stirling station: all stations, C, and W.[3]

In the inbound direction, all stations and W-pattern trains take about nine minutes, averaging 60.0 km/h (37.3 mph), to travel from Stirling to Perth.[3] C-pattern trains travel express from Stirling to Perth, taking eight minutes at an average of 67.5 km/h (41.9 mph).[3]

In the outbound direction, an all stations train takes about 23 minutes, averaging 60.0 km/h (37.3 mph), to travel from Stirling to Clarkson.[3] C-pattern trains stop at all stations between Stirling and Clarkson, whilst W-pattern trains, which terminate at Whitfords, skip the Greenwood station.[3]

Platforms[edit]

Platforms currently in use are as follows:

Stop no. Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
[2801] Stirling station platforms
99821 Transperth platform 1W.svg Joondalup All, C, L Perth underground
99822 Transperth platform 2W.svg Joondalup All stations Butler
K, L Clarkson
W Whitfords W-pattern shuttle peak time weekdays only.

Bus routes[edit]

Route Number Destination / Description
[11537] Stand 1
    414 to Glendalough station via Balcatta and Main Street
    428 to Warwick station via Jones Street and Natalie Way
    904 Train Replacement Service to Clarkson
    904 Train Replacement Service to Perth
[11538] Stand 2
    415 to Mirrabooka Bus Station via Amelia Street and Ravenswood Drive
[11539] Stand 3
    98 CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Morley, Bayswater, Belmont, Murdoch
[11540] Stand 4
    99 CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Innaloo, Churchlands, Cottesloe
[11541] Stand 5
    410 to Scarborough via Scarborough Beach Road
    412 to Scarborough via Woodlands
[11542] Stand 6
    421 to Scarborough via Doubleview
    423 to Warwick station via Karrinyup and Hillarys Boat Harbour
[11543] Stand 7
    425 to Warwick station via Karrinyup and Carine
    681 to Crown Perth, Burswood
[11544] Stand 8
    413 to Glendalough station via Osborne Park
    424 to Karrinyup bus station via Gwelup and North Beach
    427 to Warwick station via North Beach Road and Erindale Road
[26332] Stand 9
    402 to Roe Street Bus Station via Main Street and Loftus Street
    403 to Roe Street Bus Station via Royal Street and Loftus Street
    422 to Scarborough Beach via Huntriss Road and Karrinyup bus station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Suburbs Transit System; Perth to Joondalup Railway; Progress Summary - June 1991. Perth, Western Australia: The Urban Rail Electrification Committee, Government of Western Australia. 1991.  Fig. 2, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  2. ^ a b c Stirling Transfer Station: Traffic Engineering and Network Capacity Analysis for Urban Rail Development Office. West Perth, Western Australia: Ove Arup & Partners. November 1990.  Sect. 3.1, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  3. ^ a b c d e Joondalup Line timetable Transperth Retrieved 2009-05-03

See also[edit]


Stirling
Zone 2

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Zone 1
towards Esplanade
Joondalup Line
All, K, W
Zone 2
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Esplanade
Joondalup Line
C, L