Rockingham railway station, Perth

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Rockingham
Transperth Rockingham Station.jpg
Station in December 2007
Location Rae Road, Cooloongup
Australia
Coordinates 32°17′23″S 115°45′41″E / 32.289809°S 115.761269°E / -32.289809; 115.761269Coordinates: 32°17′23″S 115°45′41″E / 32.289809°S 115.761269°E / -32.289809; 115.761269
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Mandurah
Distance 43.2 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Bus routes 14
Bus stands 12
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RRM
99701 (platform 1)
99702 (platform 2)
Fare zone 5
History
Opened 23 December 2007
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Mandurah Line
towards Mandurah

Rockingham station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Mandurah line, 43.2 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Cooloongup.

History[edit]

Station entrance in December 2007
Decorations in December 2007
Platforms in December 2007
Northbound view in December 2007

Under the original 1999 Southern Suburbs Railway plan, Rockingham station would have been located within the Rockingham central business district in close proximity to major shopping and civic areas. This plan proposed the line to access Rockingham CBD by tunnel.

However, in 2002, the Southern Suburbs Railway (Mandurah line) was altered to operate via a more direct route from Perth via the median strip of the Kwinana Freeway rather than via the Armadale and Kwinana lines as originally planned.[1] The planned central Rockingham station was abandoned at this time, in order to offset the extra cost of the Perth leg. The new location avoided the cost of tunnelling under Rockingham, but was now located on the edge of the city rather than in the centre of it two kilometres east of Rockingham Shopping Centre.

To offset this, the State Government announced plans to construct a light rail link to the Rockingham CBD instead. This did not transpire, although provision was made in the station design and layout for it. Evidence of the abandoned light rail is seen in the busway approach to the station, where concrete 'tracks' can be seen. These would have accommodated rail inset into a concrete base and presumably can still be used in this way in the future. The light rail track would have ended at a platform under the existing station canopy near the western entrance.

Rockingham station opened along with the rest of the Mandurah line on 23 December 2007.[2][3][4] The station was designed by Jones Coulter Young architects.[5]

Services[edit]

Rockingham station is served by Transperth Mandurah line services.[6]

Platforms[edit]

[3072] Rockingham station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99701 1 Mandurah All stations, K Perth Underground
99702 2 Mandurah All stations Mandurah

Bus routes[edit]

Stands 1–6[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[23782] Stand 1 549 to Fremantle station via Rockingham Road[7]
[23783] Stand 2 548 to Fremantle station via Patterson Road & Cockburn Road[8]
[23784] Stand 3 555 to Rockingham Beach via Wanliss Street[9]
[23785] Stand 4 558 to Mandurah station via Mandurah Road[10]
559 to Secret Harbour via Warnbro Sound Avenue[11]
[23786] Stand 5 561 to Secret Harbour via Secret Harbour Boulevard[12]
562 to Warnbro station via Willmott Drive[13]
[23787] Stand 6 557 to Warnbro station via Charthouse Road[14]

Stands 7–12[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[23788] Stand 7 909 Rail replacement service to Mandurah station
689 to Crown Perth, Burswood
[23789] Stand 8 554 Hillman Circular via Calume Street[15]
556 to Rockingham Hospital via Elanora Drive[16]
[23790] Stand 9 550 to Rockingham Beach via Kent Street[17]
551 to Shoalwater via Parkin Street & Safety Bay Road[18]
[23791] Stand 10 552 to Shoalwater via Townsend Road[19]
553 to Shoalwater via Cygnus Street & Waikiki Road[20]
[23792] Stand 11 School Specials
[23793] Stand 12 909 Rail replacement service to Perth station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway (Jandakot to Perth) Bill 2002 Parliament of Western Australia
  2. ^ Rockingham New MetroRail
  3. ^ History of Stations on the Mandurah Line Right Track
  4. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2008 Public Transport Authority
  5. ^ Rockingham Bus & Rail Station JCY Architects & Urban Designers
  6. ^ Mandurah Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  7. ^ "Route 549". Bus Timetable 125 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 
  8. ^ "Route 548". Bus Timetable 126 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 
  9. ^ "Route 555". Bus Timetable 127 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  10. ^ "Route 558". Bus Timetable 131 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  11. ^ "Route 559". Bus Timetable 131 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  12. ^ "Route 561". Bus Timetable 131 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  13. ^ "Route 562". Bus Timetable 130 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  14. ^ "Route 557". Bus Timetable 130 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  15. ^ "Route 554". Bus Timetable 129 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 21 February 2016]. 
  16. ^ "Route 556". Bus Timetable 129 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 21 February 2016]. 
  17. ^ "Route 550". Bus Timetable 128 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 
  18. ^ "Route 551". Bus Timetable 128 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 
  19. ^ "Route 552". Bus Timetable 128 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 
  20. ^ "Route 553". Bus Timetable 128 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 August 2016]. 

External links[edit]

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