Claisebrook railway station
Claisebrook railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Armadale/Thornlie line and the Midland line, 1.3 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of East Perth.
|Location||Graham Farmer Freeway, Edward Street, Fielder Street|
|Owned by||Public Transport Authority|
|Distance||1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Perth|
|Platforms||4 (1 island, 2 side)|
|Fare zone||1 / |
|Previous names||East Perth|
Opened in 1883 under the name East Perth, Claisebrook station is a busy junction along the Midland and Armadale/Thornlie lines due to both lines running through the station and the Claisebrook railway depot being next door.
The original railway station was built in timber with hardwood weatherboarding and external and timber lining. Rendered brick fireplaces were built in two of the rooms - possibly the waiting rooms and railway staff room and had very elegant rendered chimney caps providing a balance to the roof.
The Battye library carries the original plans and shows exposed heavy timber trussing of the roof which was very typical of the architecture of railway buildings of the era. The roofing was corrugated iron curved to provide a concave upper surface with the roof overhanging the tracks and providing cover to passengers leaving and arriving at the station. As railway rolling stock grew taller the wide eaves and the timber trussing of the roof were trimmed back giving the roof a truncated appearance.
The station was located centrally between the east and west bound tracks and provided access to both. In 1984 the station was relocated to Whiteman Park to be the Central Station on the light railway system under construction in the majority by the Western Australian Light Railway Preservation Association and the Metropolitan Region Planning Authority funded under Wage Pause and Community Employment Programmes.
In 1969, a new railway terminal was built 600 m away on the Midland line called East Perth, and caused this station to be renamed Claisebrook after a watercourse that is near the station. Between 2002 and 2003 the station was mostly rebuilt with new station structures, signage, platform finishes and a footbridge.
The current platforms are currently in use at Claisebrook:
|99022||2||Armadale||All stations, AB, B, C, CP||Armadale|
|99024||4||Midland||All stations, A, B, P||Midland|
Connections are available by Yellow CAT, which serves throughout East Perth, West Perth, and the City's centre corridor.
|Stop||Route||Destination / description||Notes|
| Claisebrook station Yellow CAT||3 Yellow CAT||to West Perth via Wellington Street|
| Fielder Street Northbound||905||Rail replacement service to Midland|
|907||Rail replacement service to Armadale|
|908||Rail replacement service to Thornlie|
| Fielder Street Southbound||905, 907, 908||Rail replacement service to Perth|
- "PTA: History at a glance". www.pta.wa.gov.au. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
- "History of stations on the Midland line" (PDF). www.righttrack.wa.gov.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
- "Yellow CAT". Perth CAT Timetable 203 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 10 March 2019].
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