West Leederville railway station

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West Leederville
West Leederville railway station.jpg
Eastbound view from Platform 1 in January 2015
Location Railway Parade, West Leederville
Australia
Coordinates 31°56′34″S 115°49′59″E / 31.942681°S 115.833058°E / -31.942681; 115.833058Coordinates: 31°56′34″S 115°49′59″E / 31.942681°S 115.833058°E / -31.942681; 115.833058
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Fremantle
Distance 2.7 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 3 side
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FWL
99211 (platform 1)
99212 (platform 2)
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 12 July 1897
Electrified Yes
Previous names Leederville
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
towards Fremantle

West Leederville station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 2.7 kilometres from Perth station on the boundary between West Leederville and Subiaco. It is the main station for Subiaco Oval.

History[edit]

A station at West Leederville was not part of the original Eastern Railway between Fremantle and Guildford when it opened on 1 March 1881. A realigned track through the new Leederville Cutting between West Leederville and West Perth station was opened for traffic on 9 June 1897, and on 12 July the station was opened as Leederville. The station was renamed West Leederville on 1 February 1913 to reflect the name of the local area.[1][2][3][4]

The station closed on 1 September 1979 along with the rest of the Fremantle line, re-opening on 29 July 1983 when services were restored.[5] In 2005, the platforms were extended to accommodate six carriage trains used on match days at Subiaco Oval. In 2007, a third platform was added on a stabling siding to the west of the existing platforms.[6]

Services[edit]

West Leederville station is linked by Transperth Fremantle line services from Fremantle to Perth that continue through to Midland via the Midland line.[7][8]

During events at Subiaco Oval, West Leederville is also linked with Mandurah line services.[9]

Platforms[edit]

[2774] West Leederville station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99211 1 Fremantle All stations Perth Through service via the Midland line to Midland
99212 2 Fremantle All stations, B Fremantle
D Shenton Park
99213 3 Mandurah All stations Mandurah Subiaco Oval events only, express to Canning Bridge[9]

Bus routes[edit]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12782] Railway Parade (east bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[12783] Railway Parade (west bound) 906 Rail replacement service to Fremantle station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Railway Record - the Marvels of Change". Truth. Perth, WA. 8 February 1913. p. 10. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "News in Brief". The Daily News. Perth. 10 June 1897. p. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Western Australian Government Railways. Opening Leederville Station.". The West Australian. Perth. 12 July 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Stations on the Fremantle Line Right Track
  5. ^ Our History Public Transport Authority
  6. ^ Public transport boost for major Subiaco Oval events Government of Western Australia 22 October 2006
  7. ^ Fremantle Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  8. ^ Understanding Australia's urban railways Bureau of Infrastructure Transport & Regional Economics July 2012 page 12
  9. ^ a b West Leederville Station Fremantle Dockers

External links[edit]


West Leederville
Zone 1

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Fremantle Line
All, B
Zone 1
towards Fremantle
Fremantle Line
D
Zone 1
towards Shenton Park