Cottesloe railway station

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Cottesloe station overview.jpg
Northbound view in May 2012
Location Curtin Avenue, Cottesloe
Coordinates 31°59′49″S 115°45′39″E / 31.996894°S 115.760939°E / -31.996894; 115.760939Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 115°45′39″E / 31.996894°S 115.760939°E / -31.996894; 115.760939
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Fremantle
Distance 12.4 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code FCE
99311 (platform 1)
99312 (platform 2)
Fare zone 2
Opened 1884
Electrified Yes
Previous names Bullens Siding
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
towards Fremantle

Cottesloe railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 12.4 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburbs of Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove.


Cottesloe station was originally established as Bullens Siding in 1884.[1] Robert Napoleon Bullen was the proprietor of the Albion Hotel. The station was a request stop. Passengers could stop the train with a provided red flag in daylight or a candle in a jar at night. In June 1892 the station was renamed Cottesloe and became a regular stop for trains.[2]

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. Cottesloe was previously the junction for a now lifted parallel freight line that ran to the Leighton Marshalling Yard.[3] [4]

Station location[edit]

Cottesloe station is located on the eastern edge of Cottesloe near the boundary with Peppermint Grove. The tracks lie between Curtin Avenue and Railway Street, two important roads in the area. There are two access points from each of these roads: At the southern end of the platform a pedestrian bridge provides access by stairs to the platform; those on the northern end of the platform require crossing the tracks at grade level to reach the platform.[5]


Cottesloe station is served by Transperth Fremantle line services from Fremantle to Perth that continue through to Midland via the Midland line.[6][7]


Cottesloe station had three platforms. During electrification of the line in 1991, the original northbound platform became southbound and the goods platform was converted for northbound services with the original southbound platform now disused. The goods line originally headed north to service the local Eureka flour mill.[8] A graded grass corridor still marks the site of the track. There was once a manned signal cabin on the western end of the station.

[2769] Cottesloe station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99311 1 Fremantle All stations, A, S Perth
99312 2 Fremantle All stations Fremantle

Bus routes[edit]

A regular bus service stops on the eastern side of the station. Bus route 102 operates at 30 minute intervals with Cottesloe station acting as its terminus.[9] Rail replacement route 906 uses the western side of the station on Curtin Avenue but only operates to replace trains during line maintenance closures.

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[22665] Railway Street 102 to Elizabeth Quay bus station via Marine Parade & Stirling Highway[9]
[22057] Curtin Avenue (north bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[22059] Curtin Avenue (south bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Fremantle station


  1. ^ "The Daily News". The Daily News. 31 May 1884. p. 3. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "General News". The Inquirer & Commercial News. 11 June 1892. p. 2. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Our History Public Transport Authority
  4. ^ History of Stations on the Fremantle Line Right Track
  5. ^ Cottesloe Station Layout Transperth
  6. ^ Fremantle Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  7. ^ Understanding Australia's urban railways Bureau of Infrastructure Transport & Regional Economics July 2012 page 12
  8. ^ "Eureka Flour Mills Official Opening". The West Australian. 20 January 1905. p. 3. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Route 102". Bus Timetable 31 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cottesloe railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Zone 2

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Zone 2
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
All, A, S
Zone 2
towards Fremantle