Whitfords railway station

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Whitfords
Whitfords station from Whitfords Ave.jpg
Southbound view in August 2014
Location Mitchell Freeway, Padbury
Australia
Coordinates 31°47′58″S 115°46′56″E / 31.799318°S 115.782348°E / -31.799318; 115.782348Coordinates: 31°47′58″S 115°46′56″E / 31.799318°S 115.782348°E / -31.799318; 115.782348
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transperth
Line(s)       Joondalup
Distance 19.0 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Bus routes 18
Bus stands 8
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 908 paid car bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JWS
99851 (platform 1)
99852 (platform 2)
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 28 February 1993
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Joondalup Line
towards Butler

Whitfords railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Joondalup line, 19 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Padbury.

History[edit]

Design and construction[edit]

At the time of the station's design, it was recognised by The Urban Rail Electrification Committee that the placement of bus services in close proximity or direct connection to rail infrastructure was of significant importance. This was evidenced by the Kelmscott and Armadale stations, and the then recently completed Cannington station.[1]

Under the Northern Suburbs Transit System Project, construction on the station was scheduled to commence on 16 November 1991, with completion expected by the end of December 1992. Warwick station being of exactly the same design was scheduled for construction in synchronisation with Whitfords station.[2]

The station was to include a number of facilities, including a bus concourse to connect with feeder bus services, information booths and offices for railway staff, amenities and services, as well as access services for mobility impaired passengers in line with design requirements of the time. Further to this, pieces of the Passenger Information Network installed at the station included previously unseen electronic displays on the upper bus decks designed to provide drivers with information so they could connect with appointed trains or communicate with bus depot control in the event of delays.[1]

North of the station a headshunt was laid for terminating trains. Even though the siding is in the middle of the Mitchell Freeway with no pedestrian access, Transperth were forced to fence the area in 2006 due to repeated graffiti attacks while trains were briefly in the siding.[3] Car parking spaces were also included as part of the construction project, which included a significant number of on-grade parking bays on the eastern side of the station for commuter use.[1]

The design of the station also allowed for the possible extension of the upper bus deck in a northern direction towards Whitfords Avenue.[1] This extension would provide for five additional regular bus bays, as well as additional pedestrian access if required.[2]

The most interesting part of the station was the upper bus deck. The deck was constructed of precast concrete that was formed off site, which was then transported to the site before being placed atop columns constructed as part of the stations foundations. Precast concrete flooring was then put in place, held in specially formed ridges running the length of the beams. This upper deck was the most expensive structural element of the station, and was the cause of significant attention and consideration as part of the design and construction process.[2]

Whitfords station opened on 28 February 1993.[3][4][5]

Services[edit]

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

Platforms[edit]

Platforms currently in use are as follows:

[2763] Whitfords station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99851 1 Joondalup All station, A Perth Underground Shuttle weekdays only, terminus of shuttle (Pattern W)
99852 2 Joondalup All stations Butler
K Clarkson

Bus routes[edit]

The top level of the station is a bus station serving the surrounding district.

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[18477] Stand 1 352 to Landsdale via Madeley[7]
467 to Joondalup station via Hocking & Ashby[8]
468 to Joondalup station via Wanneroo Road[9]
469 to Wangara via Prindiville Drive & Motivation Drive[10]
[18478] Stand 2 441 to Warwick station via Seacrest Drive[11]
442 to Warwick station via Marmion Avenue & Poynter Drive[12]
[18479] Stand 3 443 to Warwick station via Giles Avenue[13]
444 to Warwick station via Gibson Avenue[14]
904 Rail replacement service to Perth station
904 Rail replacement service to Butler station
[18480] Stand 4 445 to Warwick station via Kingsley & Coolibah Drives[15]
446 to Warwick station via Barridale Drive & Allenswood Road[16]
[18473] Stand 5 447 to Warwick station via Moolanda Boulevard & Cockman Road[17]
[18474] Stand 6 460 to Joondalup station via Oceanside Prom[18]
461 to Joondalup station via Dampier Avenue[19]
[18475] Stand 7 462 to Joondalup station via Bridgewater Boulevard[20]
463 to Joondalup station via Gradient Way[21]
[18476] Stand 8 464 to Joondalup station via Eddystone Avenue[22]
465 to Joondalup station via Trappers Drive[23]
466 to Joondalup station via Timberlane Drive[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Northern Suburbs Transit System; Perth to Joondalup Railway; Progress Summary - June 1991. Perth: The Urban Rail Electrification Committee, Government of Western Australia. 1991.  pages 2, 20 Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  2. ^ a b c Design Development; Northern Suburbs Transit System; Warwick Transfer Station for Perth Electric - Perth Urban Rail Development. Perth: Anthony Brand, Brand Dekyn and Hay - Architects. 1991. Accessed at Battye Library, Perth
  3. ^ a b History of Stations on the Clarkson Train Line Right Track
  4. ^ Bus/train interchanges on northern subs railway to open February Minister for Transport 28 January 1993
  5. ^ Transperth (21 March 1993). Bus Timetable - J11.  Accessed at J S Battye Library, Perth
  6. ^ Joondalup Line Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  7. ^ "Route 352". Bus Timetable 80 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  8. ^ "Route 467". Bus Timetable 73 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  9. ^ "Route 468". Bus Timetable 73 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  10. ^ "Route 469". Bus Timetable 73 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  11. ^ "Route 441". Bus Timetable 63 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  12. ^ "Route 442". Bus Timetable 63 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  13. ^ "Route 443". Bus Timetable 84 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  14. ^ "Route 444". Bus Timetable 84 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  15. ^ "Route 445". Bus Timetable 64 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  16. ^ "Route 446". Bus Timetable 64 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  17. ^ "Route 447". Bus Timetable 64 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 31 January 2016]. 
  18. ^ "Route 460". Bus Timetable 65 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  19. ^ "Route 461". Bus Timetable 65 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  20. ^ "Route 462". Bus Timetable 65 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 17 July 2016]. 
  21. ^ "Route 463". Bus Timetable 66 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  22. ^ "Route 464". Bus Timetable 66 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  23. ^ "Route 465". Bus Timetable 66 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 
  24. ^ "Route 466". Bus Timetable 66 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 9 October 2016]. 

External links[edit]

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Whitfords
Zone 3

Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
Zone 2
Joondalup Line
All, K
Zone 3
towards Butler
Joondalup Line
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