Claremont railway station, Perth

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Claremont
Transperth Claremont Train Station.jpg
Eastbound view in July 2005
Location Gugeri Street, Claremont
Australia
Coordinates 31°58′51″S 115°46′53″E / 31.980706°S 115.781415°E / -31.980706; 115.781415Coordinates: 31°58′51″S 115°46′53″E / 31.980706°S 115.781415°E / -31.980706; 115.781415
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Fremantle
Distance 9.3 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Architectural style Federation
Other information
Station code FCT
99281 (platform 1)
99282 (platform 2)
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1886
Electrified Yes
Previous names Butlers Swamp
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
towards Fremantle

Claremont railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 9.3 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Claremont.

History[edit]

Claremont station opened in 1881 as Butlers Swamp, being renamed Claremont in 1883. In 1886 a new station was constructed 300 metres to the east. The 1886 buildings are now the oldest extant railway station buildings in Perth.[1][2][3][4] It was the only station on the line to be built with a crossing loop.[5]

With the relocation of the Royal Perth Show to the Claremont Showgrounds in 1905, a third platform was added with the station serving the show until Showgrounds station opened in 1954.[4] The station closed on 1 September 1979 along with the rest of the Fremantle line, re-opening on 29 July 1983 when services were restored.[6] The station building was restored at the same time. When the line was electrified in 1991, the station was cut back to one island platform and the original platform abandoned.

After the Town of Claremont's Council Chambers were gutted by fire in 2010, it relocated its administration to the former station master's building.[7] The former goods shed is to be converted into a cultural centre and cafe.[8]

Station location[edit]

Claremont station is located in the middle of Claremont. The railway's right-of-way lies between two arterial roads: Shenton Road and Gugeri Street. There are three access points to the station from each street. At the western and eastern ends of the island platform are grade level track crossings through electrically activated gates. In the centre of the platform the original pedestrian bridge provides access by stairs to the platform and to the elevated signal box.[9]

Services[edit]

Claremont station is served by Transperth Fremantle line services from Fremantle to Perth that continue through to Midland via the Midland line.[10][11]

Platforms[edit]

[2766] Claremont station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99281 1 Fremantle All stations, A, S Perth
99282 2 Fremantle All stations, B Fremantle

Bus routes[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[19604] Gugeri Street (east bound) 27, 28 Terminating[12][13]
102, 107 to Elizabeth Quay bus station via Stirling Highway[14][15]
906 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[11160] Gugeri Street (west bound) double-dagger 23 to Elizabeth Quay bus station via Dalkeith & Mounts Bay Road[16]
24 to East Perth via Dalkeith & Shenton Park[17]
25 to East Perth via Nedlands, Shenton Park & Subiaco[18]
27 to East Perth via Swanbourne & Mount Claremont[12]
28 to Perth Busport via Mount Claremont & Floreat[13]
102 to Cottesloe station via Marine Parade[14]
107 to Fremantle station via Peppermint Grove[15]
906 Rail replacement service to Fremantle station
double-dagger Bus stop situated in Zone 2

Furgher reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This week". The Herald. Fremantle, WA. 5 May 1883. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "News of the Day". The Daily News. Perth, WA. 20 November 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Claremont Railway Station Heritage Council of Western Australia
  4. ^ a b History of Stations on the Fremantle Line Right Track
  5. ^ Minchin, RS; Higham, GJ (1981). Robb's Railway Fremantle to Guildford Railway Centenary. Bassendean: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 23. ISBN 0 9599690 2 0. 
  6. ^ Our History Public Transport Authority
  7. ^ Claremont Station Master's House Rescue 2013 Western Australian Heritage Awards
  8. ^ From rail cargo to art gallery: Old Claremont shed to be transformed into cultural space ABC News 6 November 2015
  9. ^ Claremont Station Layout Transperth
  10. ^ Fremantle Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  11. ^ Understanding Australia's urban railways Bureau of Infrastructure Transport & Regional Economics July 2012 page 12
  12. ^ a b "Route 27". Bus Timetable 33 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  13. ^ a b "Route 28". Bus Timetable 33 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  14. ^ a b "Route 102". Bus Timetable 31 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  15. ^ a b "Route 107". Bus Timetable 31 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  16. ^ "Route 23". Bus Timetable 44 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  17. ^ "Route 24". Bus Timetable 44 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  18. ^ "Route 25". Bus Timetable 44 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 

External links[edit]


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