Burswood railway station

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Transperth Burswood Train Station.jpg
Station in April 2005
Location Victoria Park Drive, Burswood
Coordinates 31°57′36″S 115°54′00″E / 31.960°S 115.900°E / -31.960; 115.900Coordinates: 31°57′36″S 115°54′00″E / 31.960°S 115.900°E / -31.960; 115.900
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Armadale
Distance 4.8 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code ABD
99041 (platform 1)
99042 (platform 2)
Fare zone 1
Opened 1893
Electrified Yes
Previous names Rivervale
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Armadale Line
towards Armadale
Thornlie Line
towards Thornlie

Burswood railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Armadale line, 4.8 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburbs of Burswood, Lathlain and Rivervale.


The station was originally to be named Burrswood, however it became Burswood after being misspelt by the station sign's painters when it opened in 1893.[1] The station was renamed Rivervale on 30 May 1923, mirroring that of the suburb that was renamed in 1921 in part due to the public's association of Burswood with sewerage processing;[2] On 31 March 1968, a new platform opened.[3]

However, after the Burswood Resort and Casino was built, the name reverted on 1 May 1994. Rivervale has survived as a suburb 600 metes east of the station.[3][4]

Station location[edit]

The station lies between Goodwood Parade and Victoria Park Drive. There are entrances to the station from either side of the tracks at the southern end of the platform, requiring passengers to cross the tracks at grade level.[5]


Burswood station is served by Transperth Armadale/Thornlie line services.[6]

[2780] Burswood station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99041 1 Armadale/Thornlie All stations Perth
99042 2 Armadale All stations Armadale
Thornlie T Thornlie

Bus routes[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[22054] Victoria Park Drive (north bound) 907, 908 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[22055] Victoria Park Drive (south bound) 907 Rail replacement service to Armadale station
908 Rail replacement service to Thornlie station


  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – B". Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  2. ^ Dr Geoff Gallop. "From The Swan To The Canning - Historical Notes on Victoria Park and Surrounding Districts", December 1989. Originally published in Southern Gazette, 14 November 1989, p.8. Accessed at Battye Library, Perth.
  3. ^ a b Local History Timeline Town of Victoria Park
  4. ^ History of Stations on the Armadale Train Line Right Track
  5. ^ Burswood Station Access Map Transperth
  6. ^ Armadale/Thornlie Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016

External links[edit]

Zone 1

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Armadale Line
Zone 1
towards Armadale
Thornlie Line
Zone 1
towards Thornlie