Stirling railway station, Perth

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Stirling
Transperth Stirling Train Station.jpg
Northbound view in August 2005
Location Mitchell Freeway, Stirling
Australia
Coordinates 31°53′39″S 115°48′16″E / 31.894101°S 115.804482°E / -31.894101; 115.804482Coordinates: 31°53′39″S 115°48′16″E / 31.894101°S 115.804482°E / -31.894101; 115.804482
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Joondalup
Distance 9.0 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JSG
99821 (platform 1)
99822 (platform 2)
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 28 February 1993
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Joondalup Line
towards Butler

Stirling railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Joondalup line, nine kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Stirling.

History[edit]

Stirling station opened on 28 February 1993 in the median strip of the Mitchell Freeway. [1][2][3]

A pair of crossovers link the two mainline tracks at the Perth end of the station, allowing the turnback of train services in the event of a disruption in either direction.[4]

Traffic issues[edit]

The station's location presented some interesting design challenges - while the station resides within the Mitchell Freeway road reserve, the road reserve for the future Stephenson Highway runs in an area directly over the station at the southern end of its platforms. During the design of the station and its approach roads, the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners was tasked with investigating and designing road layouts to accommodate for both future and current needs.[5]

Due to the nature of the future Stephenson Highway, a number of road layout options were considered including:[5]

  • Original designs first proposed for the freeway by the Main Roads Department, consisting of a diamond interchange between Scarborough Beach Road and Stephenson Highway, and link of existing Oswald Street (later known as Ellen Stirling Boulevard), Osborne Park.
  • As per the above option, but without the Osborne Park link.
  • As per the above option, but without the link of Oswald Street between Scarborough Beach Road and Cedric Street (an option recommended by station designers Hames Sharley architects).
  • A design only known as the Forbes and Fitzhardinge planning scheme, of which no information or design drawings exist within the engineers' report.

All of the above designs involved significantly complex road layouts which amongst others included partial cloverleaf interchanges, and the construction of new bridges connecting the future highway to Cedric Street.[5]

Services[edit]

Stirling station is served by Transperth Joondalup line services.[6]

Platforms[edit]

Platforms currently in use are as follows:

[2801] Stirling station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99821 1 Joondalup All station, A, K, W Perth Underground
99822 2 Joondalup All stations Butler
K Clarkson
W Whitfords W-pattern shuttle peak time weekdays only

Bus routes[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[11537] Stand 1 414 to Glendalough station via Balcatta & Main Street[7]
428 to Warwick station via Jones Street & Natalie Way[8]
904 Rail replacement service to Butler station
904 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[11538] Stand 2 415 to Mirrabooka bus station via Amelia Street & Ravenswood Drive[9]
[11539] Stand 3 998 CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Morley, Bayswater, Belmont & Murdoch[10] Limited stops[11]
[11540] Stand 4 999 CircleRoute to Fremantle station via Innaloo, Churchlands & Cottesloe[12] Limited stops[11]
[11541] Stand 5 410 to Scarborough via Scarborough Beach Road[13]
412 to Scarborough via Woodlands[14]
[11542] Stand 6 421 to Scarborough via Doubleview[15]
423 to Warwick station via Karrinyup bus station & Hillarys Boat Harbour[16]
[11543] Stand 7 425 to Warwick station via Karrinyup bus station & Carine[17]
681 to Crown Perth, Burswood
[11544] Stand 8 413 to Glendalough station via Osborne Park[18]
424 to Karrinyup bus station via Gwelup & North Beach[19]
427 to Warwick station via North Beach Road & Erindale Road[20]
[26332] Stand 9 402 to Perth Busport via Main Street & Loftus Street[21]
403 to Perth Busport via Royal Street & Loftus Street[22]
422 to Scarborough Beach via Huntriss Road & Karrinyup bus station[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bus/train interchanges on northern subs railway to open February Minister for Transport 28 January 1993
  2. ^ History of Stations on the Clarkson Train Line Right Track
  3. ^ Northern Suburbs Transit System; Perth to Joondalup Railway; Progress Summary - June 1991. Perth: The Urban Rail Electrification Committee, Government of Western Australia. 1991.  Fig. 2, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  4. ^ Network and Infrastructure - PTA Annual Report 2011-12
  5. ^ a b c Stirling Transfer Station: Traffic Engineering and Network Capacity Analysis for Urban Rail Development Office. West Perth: Ove Arup & Partners. November 1990.  Sect. 3.1, Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  6. ^ Joondalup Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  7. ^ "Route 414". Bus Timetable 59 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  8. ^ "Route 428". Bus Timetable 61 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  9. ^ "Route 415". Bus Timetable 59 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  10. ^ "Route 998". CircleRoute Timetable 200 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  11. ^ a b CircleRoute Timetable 200 Transperth
  12. ^ "Route 999". CircleRoute Timetable 200 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  13. ^ "Route 410". Bus Timetable 60 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  14. ^ "Route 412". Bus Timetable 60 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  15. ^ "Route 421". Bus Timetable 62 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  16. ^ "Route 423". Bus Timetable 62 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  17. ^ "Route 425". Bus Timetable 62 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  18. ^ "Route 413". Bus Timetable 59 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  19. ^ "Route 424". Bus Timetable 61 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  20. ^ "Route 427". Bus Timetable 61 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  21. ^ "Route 402". Bus Timetable 58 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  22. ^ "Route 403". Bus Timetable 58 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  23. ^ "Route 422". Bus Timetable 62 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 

External links[edit]

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