Stirling railway station, Perth
|Transperth Trains • List of Perth railway stations|
|Street||Mitchell Freeway, Cedric Street|
|Distance from Perth||9 km (5.6 mi)|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Platform architecture||1 island|
|Station structure||Closed Station|
|Access by||Overhead bridge, pedestrian crossing, bus transfer|
|Total number of bus stands||9|
|Total number of bus routes||16|
|Transit guard booth||Yes|
|Park 'n' Ride||Yes|
|Lock 'n' Ride||No, but Pay 'n' Display|
|Escalators||1 up, 1 down|
|Add Value Machines||Yes|
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.
Due to the nature of the future Stephenson Highway, a number of road layout options were considered including:
- 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.
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.
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. C-pattern trains travel express from Stirling to Perth, taking eight minutes at an average of 67.5 km/h (41.9 mph).
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. C-pattern trains stop at all stations between Stirling and Clarkson, whilst W-pattern trains, which terminate at Whitfords, skip the Greenwood station.
Platforms currently in use are as follows:
|Stop no.||Platform||Line||Stopping pattern||Destination||Notes|
| Stirling station platforms|
|99821||Joondalup||All, C, L||Perth underground|
|W||Whitfords||W-pattern shuttle peak time weekdays only.|
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| 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|
| Stand 2|
|415||to Mirrabooka Bus Station via Amelia Street and Ravenswood Drive|
| Stand 3|
|98||CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Morley, Bayswater, Belmont, Murdoch|
| Stand 4|
|99||CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Innaloo, Churchlands, Cottesloe|
| Stand 5|
|410||to Scarborough via Scarborough Beach Road|
|412||to Scarborough via Woodlands|
| Stand 6|
|421||to Scarborough via Doubleview|
|423||to Warwick station via Karrinyup and Hillarys Boat Harbour|
| Stand 7|
|425||to Warwick station via Karrinyup and Carine|
|681||to Crown Perth, Burswood|
| 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|
| 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|
- 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
- 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
- Joondalup Line timetable Transperth Retrieved 2009-05-03
|Preceding station||Transperth Trains network||Following station|
All, K, W
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