Canning Bridge railway station
|Location||Kwinana Freeway, Canning Highway
|Operated by||Transperth Trains|
|Distance||7.3 km (4.5 mi) from Perth|
|Platforms||2 (2 side)|
|Structure type||Open Station|
Canning Bridge Station is a railway station located in Como, Western Australia. Situated in the Kwinana Freeway median, and within the Canning Highway interchange, it also features integrated bus services at the adjoining Canning Bridge bus station. It is served by the inter-urban Mandurah line, with services to both the Perth CBD and the neighbouring city of Mandurah. Canning Bridge Railway Station transit interchange is operating beyond its design capacity and requires upgrading to improve bus connections and pedestrian access.
The station was originally constructed as a bus transfer station, enabling passengers to transfer between bus routes using Kwinana Freeway and those serving Canning Highway. During construction of the Mandurah Railway, the freeway-level bus platforms were removed and converted to rail platforms. To make room for the rail corridor, the 120 metre long, 1800 tonne Canning Highway bus bridge was moved 9.5 metres southwest by pulling the bridge sideways over Teflon mats. This was a more economical alternative to constructing a completely new bridge. The move did not disrupt ongoing traffic on the Kwinana Freeway.
Along with the rest of the Mandurah Line, Canning Bridge has been quite successful in attracting passengers; Minister of Planning and Infrastructure Alannah MacTiernan noted that Canning Bridge was 154% above projected ridership forecasts, a feat she claimed proved that "it is surely time for the Opposition transport spokesperson to note that he got it wrong," referencing the reluctance to re-align the Mandurah Line to parallel the Kwinana Freeway.
Canning Bridge is on the Mandurah Line of the Transperth Trains network, a hybrid metro-commuter rail system with six 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 Canning Bridge station: all stations, K, and W. There is also a C-pattern train on the Mandurah Line but it skips Canning Bridge.
An all stations train takes between 43 and 46 minutes, averaging 85 km/h (53 mph), to arrive at Mandurah. K-pattern trains operate locally to Cockburn Central and then run express to Rockingham, taking 26 minutes to do so at an average of 82.8 km/h (51.4 mph). W-pattern trains stop at all stations and terminate at Cockburn Central, taking 12 minutes averaging 66 km/h (41 mph). All trains, regardless of their pattern, take nine minutes to arrive at Perth underground, averaging 49 km/h (30 mph).
Canning Bridge uses 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. Access to the station is provided from the busway platforms in the centre of the Canning Highway with stairways down to each platform with SmartRider scanners at platform level (Canning Bridge is an open station and has no faregates). The Canning Bridge facility has a side platform layout rather than a center platform layout used on the other freeway based railway stations on the Mandurah railway line due to reuse of the platforms and other infrastructure from the Canning Bridge bus station.
|Stop no.||Platform||Line||Stopping pattern||Destination||Notes|
| Canning Bridge station platforms|
|99631||Mandurah||All stations||Perth underground|
|W||Cockburn Central||W-pattern shuttle peak time weekdays only.|
As the Canning Bridge station is integrated into the Canning Bridge bus station, bus/train transfers are accommodated.
|Route Number||Destination / Description|
| Stand 1|
|105, 106||to Esplanade Busport via Canning Highway|
|148||to Como via Davilak Street|
| Stand 2|
|111, 158||to WACA, East Perth via Kwinana Freeway|
|150, 160||to Terrace Road, East Perth via Kwinana Freeway|
|881||to Wellington Street bus station (Limited Stop) via Kwinana Freeway|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Perth|
| Stand 3|
|100||to Curtin University via Manning and Kent Street|
|101||to Curtin University via Manning and Lawson Street|
| Stand 4|
|106, 111||to Fremantle Station via Canning Highway|
|148||to Fremantle Station via Applecross and Attadale|
|150||to Booragoon bus station via Coomoora Road|
|158||to Fremantle Station via Attdale and Bicton|
|160||to Fremantle Station via Booragoon Bus Station|
|881||to Munster (Limited Stop) via Booragoon Bus Station and Palmyra|
|940||to Hamilton Hill (Limited Stop) via Booragoon Bus Station, Winthrop and Kardinya|
|909||Rail Replacement Service to Mandurah|
|Preceding station||Transperth Trains network||Following station|
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
All, K, W