East Perth railway station

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East Perth
Transperth East Perth Train Station.jpg
Northbound view in April 2005
Location East Parade, East Perth
Coordinates 31°56′38″S 115°52′37″E / 31.943896°S 115.876976°E / -31.943896; 115.876976Coordinates: 31°56′38″S 115°52′37″E / 31.943896°S 115.876976°E / -31.943896; 115.876976
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s) Midland
Distance 1.90 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code MEP
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1969
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Midland Line
All, B
Zone 1
towards Midland
Midland Line
P
Zone 1
towards Midland
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
TerminusProspector
towards Kalgoorlie
Avonlink
East Perth - Merredin
towards Merredin
Preceding station   Great Southern Rail   Following station
TerminusIndian Pacific
towards Sydney

East Perth railway station is located on the Midland line in Perth, Western Australia. It is operated by Transperth serving the suburb of East Perth. It is adjacent to the East Perth Terminal and Public Transport Centre.

History[edit]

The site occupied by East Perth station, East Perth Terminal and the Public Transport Centre was formerly the East Perth Locomotive Depot.[1]

The station took the name of the previous East Perth station, which was renamed Claisebrook.[2] The former East Perth railway station was removed on the change of the railway system in the late 1960s.

The original East Perth railway station opened in 1883, and in the early 20th century was found the name East Perth Junction (the junction being the line that proceeded to Armadale joined the Eastern Railway close to the station. It was renamed Claisebrook in 1969.[3]

As part of the Perth Stadium transport works, the station was upgraded over a two year period from 2016 to 2018.[4] Due to the large numbers expected to utilise the station on event days[5], an upgrade was required to ensure that the station could handle the large crowds, as well as to make it fully accessible. Works included lengthening platforms and associated shelters to handle four to six car trains, upgrading and expanding lifts, staircases and walkways, and expanding car and bike parking spaces. In addition, platforms were resurfaced, tactile markings were added and four new lifts were installed to make the station fully compliant with disability access standards. As of March 2018, only minor works are left to be completed.

Platforms[edit]

[2804] East Perth station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99421 1 Midland All stations Perth
99422 2 Midland All stations, B, P Midland

The big long platform (approx. 650m length) to the west of platforms 1 and 2 is the platform for country trains to Kalgoorlie and interstate train to Adelaide (platform 500m) and Sydney (platform 350m).

East Perth Terminal platform
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
95024   Prospector All stations Kalgoorlie
95024   MerredinLink All stations Merredin

Bus routes[edit]

Transperth services
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12986] East Parade (south bound) 905 Train replacement service to Perth
[12986] East Parade (south bound) 905 Train replacement service to Midland

Coach routes[edit]

Transwa coach services, departing East Perth Terminal
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal N1 879 to Kalbarri via Midland, Cataby, Port Denison and Geraldton
N2 851, 891 to Geraldton via Midland, New Norcia and Carnamah
N3 811 to Geraldton via Midland, Northam, Ballidu, Wubin and Perenjori
N1 GPE1 to Geraldton via Midland, Cataby and Port Denison
N5 PG1, PG3 to Geraldton via Joondalup, Cervantes and Dongara
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal GS1/GS2 411 to Albany via Armadale, Williams, Narrogin, Katanning, Cranbrook and Mt Barker
GS1 AP Odds to Albany via Armadale, Williams, Cranbrook and Mt Barker
GS2 Odds to Albany via Midland, Northam, York, Brookton, Katanning, Tambellup and Mt BarkerRoute 515 terminates at Gnowangerup
Route 531 terminates at Katanning Shire office
GS3 317 to Albany via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Manjimup, Walpole and Denmark
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal GE1 EP1 to Esperance via Armadale, Williams, Dumbleyung and Ravensthorpe
GE1 EP7 to Esperance via Armadale, Williams, Gnowangerup and Ravensthorpe
GE2 EP3 to Esperance via Midland, Quairading, Hyden and Ravensthorpe
GE2 EP5 to Esperance via Midland, Quairading, Lake Grace and Ravensthorpe
Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[95435] East Perth Terminal SW1 Odds to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and AugustaRoute 279 via Settlers
Route 271S via Siesta Park
Route 277 and 279 terminates at Augusta
SW2 315 to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Donnybrook, Bridgetown and Manjimup
SW3 321 to Pemberton via Cockburn Central, Mandurah, Bunbury, Collie, Bridgetown and Manjimup

References[edit]

  1. ^ East Perth Station Archived 12 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. History of Western Australian Railways & Stations
  2. ^ History at a Glance Public Transport Authority
  3. ^ Higham, G. J; Geoproject Solutions (2006), Where WAS that? : an historical gazetteer of Western Australia (2nd ed.), Geoproject Solutions, ISBN 978-0-9758024-0-3 
  4. ^ http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/projects/current-projects/east-perth-station-upgrade
  5. ^ https://optusstadium.com.au/getting-here/public-transport/