Victoria Park railway station, Perth

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Victoria Park
OIC victoria park stn inside.jpg
Southbound view in April 2012
Location Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park
Australia
Coordinates 31°58′13″S 115°54′04″E / 31.970203°S 115.901068°E / -31.970203; 115.901068Coordinates: 31°58′13″S 115°54′04″E / 31.970203°S 115.901068°E / -31.970203; 115.901068
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Armadale
Distance 6.2 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code AVP
99051 (platform 1)
99052 (platform 2)
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1898
Rebuilt 2 August 2008
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Armadale Line
towards Armadale
Thornlie Line
towards Thornlie

Victoria Park railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Armadale line, 6.2 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburbs of Victoria Park, Lathlain and Burswood.

History[edit]

The now demolished Victoria Park station in April 2005

The original Victoria Park station opened in 1898.[1] As part of improvements to the Armadale line following the announcement of the new Mandurah line alignment in August 2002, the rail alignment was upgraded including the introduction of grade separated rail crossings.[2] The nearby Lathlain station was also demolished, in preparation for the construction of a new Victoria Park station nearby.[3] After some delay, on 17 July 2007 Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced that a contract for the construction of the new station had been awarded for a new station 230 metres south of the existing station.[4]

On 2 August 2008 the new station opened.[5][6] The old station platforms, footbridge and pedestrian level crossing were demolished. The carpark was refurbished and is now used as a public carpark.[7]

As with the previous station, the platforms are in an island configuration. Unlike the previous station, the platforms may be accessed via covered walkway, accessible ramps and lifts, which are of particular importance due to the station's location adjacent to the Association for the Blind.[4]

Services[edit]

Victoria Park station is served by Transperth Armadale/Thornlie line services.[8]

Platforms[edit]

[2781] Victoria Park station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99051 1 Armadale/Thornlie All stations Perth
99052 2 Armadale All stations Armadale
Thornlie T Thornlie

Bus routes[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[14450] Rutland Avenue (north-west bound) 907, 908 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[14449] Rutland Avenue (south-east bound) 907 Rail replacement service to Armadale station
908 Rail replacement service to Thornlie station

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Stations on the Armadale Train Line Right Track
  2. ^ Victoria Park rail services to be upgraded Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 13 December 2002
  3. ^ "Push for better public transport services". The Canning Examiner. 2 March 2006. p. 2. 
  4. ^ a b Victoria Park Station work to start next month Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 17 July 2007
  5. ^ New Victoria Park Train Station opened Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 2 August 2008
  6. ^ Our History Public Transport Authority
  7. ^ Old station to be demolished from 27 July 2008 Transperth
  8. ^ Armadale/Thornlie Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016

External links[edit]


Victoria Park
Zone 1

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Zone 1
towards Perth
Armadale Line
All
Zone 1
towards Armadale
Thornlie Line
T
Zone 1
towards Thornlie