Whitfords railway station
|Street||Mitchell Freeway, Whitfords Avenue|
|Distance from Perth Station||19 km (11.8 mi)|
|Stopping patterns||All, W|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Platform architecture||1 island|
|Station structure||Controlled Station|
|Access by||Overhead bridge, bus transfer|
|Transit guard booth||Yes|
|Total number of bus stands||8|
|Total number of bus routes||18|
|Park 'n' Ride||Yes|
|Lock 'n' Ride||No, but Pay 'n' Display|
|Add Value Machines||Yes|
Design and construction
At the time of the station's design, it was recognised by the Urban Rail Electrification Committee that the placement of bus services in close proximity or direct connection to rail infrastructure was of significant importance. This was evidenced by the Kelmscott and Armadale Stations, and the then recently completed Cannington Station.
Under the Northern Suburbs Transit System Project, Construction on the station was scheduled to commence on 16 November 1991, with completion expected by the end of December 1992. The Warwick Station being of exactly the same design was scheduled for construction in synchronisation with the Warwick Station.
The station was to include a number of facilities, including a bus concourse to connect with feeder bus services, information booths and offices for railway staff, amenities and services, as well as access services for mobility impaired passengers in line with design requirements of the time. Further to this, pieces of the Passenger Information Network installed at the station included previously unseen electronic displays on the upper bus decks designed to provide drivers with information so they could connect with appointed trains or communicate with bus depot control in the event of delays. Passenger information systems across the network are currently being upgraded as part of the improvements being delivered under the New MetroRail Project.
The station also included a turnback siding. Even though the siding is in the middle of the Mitchell Freeway with no pedestrian access, Transperth were forced to fence the area in 2006 due to repeated graffiti attacks while trains were briefly in the siding. Car parking spaces were also included as part of the construction project, which included a significant number of on-grade parking bays on the eastern side of the station for commuter use.
The design of the station also allowed for the possible extension of the upper bus deck in a northern direction towards Whitfords Avenue. This extension would provide for five additional regular bus bays, as well as additional pedestrian access if required.
The most interesting part of the two stations was the upper bus deck. The deck was constructed of precast concrete that was formed off site, which was then transported to the site before being placed atop columns constructed as part of the station's foundations. Precast concrete flooring was then put in place, held in specially formed ridges running the length of the beams. This upper deck was the most expensive structural element of the station, and was the cause of significant attention and consideration as part of the design and construction process.
The new station was opened on 21 March 1993 for the commencement of regular passenger services, despite the station being officially opened on 20 December 1992 by the then Premier Dr. Carmen Lawrence.
Platforms currently in use are as follows:
|Stop no.||Platform||Line||Stopping pattern||Destination||Notes|
| Whitfords Station platforms|
|99851||Clarkson||All stations, W||Perth underground||Shuttle weekdays only, terminus of Shuttle|
The top level of the station is a bus station serving the surrounding district.
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 1|
|352||to Landsdale via Madeley|
|467||to Joondalup Station via Hocking and Ashby|
|468||to Joondalup Station via Wanneroo Road|
|469||to Wangara via Prindiville Drive and Motivation Drive|
| Stand 2|
|441||to Warwick station via Seacrest Drive|
|442||to Warwick station via Marmion Avenue and Poynter Drive|
| Stand 3|
|443||to Warwick station via Giles Avenue|
|444||to Warwick station via Gibson Avenue|
|904||Rail Replacement Service to Perth|
|904||Rail Replacement Service to Clarkson|
| Stand 4|
|445||to Warwick station via Kingsley and Coolibah Drives|
|446||to Warwick station via Barridale Drive and Allenswood Road|
| Stand 5|
|447||to Warwick station via Moolanda Boulevard and Cockman Road|
| Stand 6|
|460||to Joondalup station via Oceanside Prom|
|461||to Joondalup station via Dampier Avenue|
| Stand 7|
|462||to Joondalup station via Bridgewater Boulevard|
|463||to Joondalup station via Gradient Way|
| Stand 8|
|464||to Joondalup station via Eddystone Avenue|
|465||to Joondalup station via Trappers Drive|
|466||to Joondalup station via Timberlane Drive|
- 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. Pg. 20. Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
- Design Development; Northern Suburbs Transit System; Warwick Transfer Station for Perth Electric - Perth Urban Rail Development. Perth, Western Australia: Anthony Brand, Brand Dekyn and Hay - Architects. 1991. Accessed at Battye Library, Perth.
- 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. Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
- "Issue 14, September 2006" (PDF). OnTrack Magazine. Public Transport Authority, Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 2007-04-13. Pg. 8
- Design Development; Northern Suburbs Transit System; Warwick Transfer Station for Perth Electric - Perth Urban Rail Development. Perth, Western Australia: Anthony Brand, Brand Dekyn and Hay - Architects. 1991.Section 3.2, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
- Design Development; Northern Suburbs Transit System; Warwick Transfer Station for Perth Electric - Perth Urban Rail Development. Perth, Western Australia: Anthony Brand, Brand Dekyn and Hay - Architects. 1991.Section 4.1.6, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
|Preceding station||Transperth Trains network||Following station|