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.

Claisebrook
LocationGraham Farmer Freeway, Edward Street, Fielder Street
East Perth
Western Australia
Australia
Coordinates31°56′58″S 115°52′21″E
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth
Line(s)
Distance1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Perth
Platforms4 (1 island, 2 side)
Tracks4
Bus routes1
ConnectionsYellow CAT
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeMCK
Fare zone1 /
History
Opened1883
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEast Perth
Services
Preceding station   Transperth Trains network   Following station
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Midland Line
All, B, P
Zone 1
towards Midland
Midland Line
A
Zone 1
towards Midland
Armadale Line
All
Zone 1
towards Armadale
Thornlie Line
T
Zone 1
towards Thornlie
Armadale Line
B, C
Zone 1
towards Armadale
Armadale Line
AB, CP
Zone 1
towards Armadale
  Proposed  
SmartRider Free Transit Zone
towards Perth
Forrestfield Line
Zone 1
towards Forrestfield

History

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.[1][2] Between 2002 and 2003 the station was mostly rebuilt with new station structures, signage, platform finishes and a footbridge.

Platforms

The current platforms are currently in use at Claisebrook:

[2778] Claisebrook station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99021 1 Armadale/Thornlie All stations Perth
99022 2 Armadale All stations, AB, B, C, CP Armadale
Thornlie T Thornlie
99023 3 Midland All stations Perth
99024 4 Midland All stations, A, B, P Midland

Bus connections

Connections are available by Yellow CAT, which serves throughout East Perth, West Perth, and the City's centre corridor.

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[16965] Claisebrook station Yellow CAT 3 Yellow CAT to West Perth via Wellington Street[3]
[16966] Fielder Street Northbound 905 Rail replacement service to Midland
907 Rail replacement service to Armadale
908 Rail replacement service to Thornlie
[16967] Fielder Street Southbound 905, 907, 908 Rail replacement service to Perth

References

  1. "PTA: History at a glance". www.pta.wa.gov.au. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
  2. "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.
  3. "Yellow CAT". Perth CAT Timetable 203 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 10 March 2019].
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