The Esplanade railway station

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The Esplanade
Location Mews Road, Fremantle
Australia
Coordinates 32°03′32″S 115°44′43″E / 32.0589°S 115.7454°E / -32.0589; 115.7454Coordinates: 32°03′32″S 115°44′43″E / 32.0589°S 115.7454°E / -32.0589; 115.7454
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s) Fremantle
Distance 19.8 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type Ground
History
Opened 1986
Closed 1987
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
towards Fremantle

The Esplanade railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 19.8 kilometres from Perth station between Bathers Beach and Esplanade Park.

History[edit]

On 22 October 1898, the Fremantle line was extended south from Fremantle to Robbs Jetty.[1]

For the staging of the 1987 America's Cup, the existing narrow and standard gauge tracks were combined as one dual gauge line with three temporary stations erected, one of which was The Esplanade. Between October 1986 and February 1987, the Hotham Valley Railway operated a daily service on this section of the line with a W class steam locomotive as the Spinnaker Run.[2] This was supplemented by Transperth special services. Since then The Esplanade station has not been used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-909650-49-0. 
  2. ^ A Descriptive History of Hotham Valley Tourist Railway Hotham Valley Railway

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