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Claremont
Transperth Claremont Train Station.jpg
Eastbound view in July 2005
Station statistics
Address Gugeri Street, Claremont
Australia
Coordinates 31°58′51″S 115°46′53″E / 31.980706°S 115.781415°E / -31.980706; 115.781415Coordinates: 31°58′51″S 115°46′53″E / 31.980706°S 115.781415°E / -31.980706; 115.781415
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Structure Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1886
Electrified Yes
Code FCT
99281 (platform 1)
99282 (platform 2)
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Fare zone 1
Formerly Butlers Swamp
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Loch Street
towards Perth
Fremantle line
All
Swanbourne
towards Fremantle
Showgrounds
towards Perth
Fremantle line
Special events

Claremont railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 9.3 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Claremont.

History

Claremont station opened in 1881 as Butlers Swamp, being renamed Claremont in 1883. In 1886 a new station was constructed 300 metres to the east. The 1886 buildings are now the oldest extant railway station buildings in Perth. It was the only station on the line to be built with a crossing loop.

With the relocation of the Royal Perth Show to the Claremont Showground in 1905, a third platform was added with the station serving the show until Showgrounds station opened in 1954. 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. The station building was restored at the same time. When the line was electrified in 1991, the station was cut back to one island platform and the original platform abandoned.

After the Town of Claremont's Council Chambers were gutted by fire in 2010, it relocated its administration to the former station master's building. The former goods shed has been converted into a cultural centre and cafe.

Station location

Claremont station is located in the middle of Claremont. The railway's right-of-way lies between two arterial roads: Shenton Road and Gugeri Street. There are three access points to the station from each street. At the western and eastern ends of the island platform are grade level track crossings through electrically activated gates. In the centre of the platform the original pedestrian bridge provides access by stairs to the platform and to the elevated signal box.

Services

Claremont station is served by Transperth Fremantle line services from Fremantle to Perth that continue through to Midland via the Midland line.

Redevelopment

In 2018, an upgrade to rail facilities at Claremont station was announced by the Government of Western Australia. The project involves the construction of new train turnback facilities west of the station, allowing Forrestfield-Airport Link trains to continue to Claremont. Also included in the project is an extension of the platform to facilitate longer six-carriage trains, and the installation of an additional underpass to replace the western pedestrian level crossing. Works are expected to be completed in 2021.

Platforms

[2766] Claremont station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99281 1 Fremantle All stations, A, S Perth
99282 2 Fremantle All stations, B Fremantle

Bus routes

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[19604] Gugeri Street (east bound) 27, 28 Terminating
102, 107 to Elizabeth Quay bus station via Stirling Highway
906 Rail replacement service to Perth station
[11160] Gugeri Street (west bound) double-dagger 23 to Elizabeth Quay bus station via Dalkeith & Mounts Bay Road
24 to East Perth via Dalkeith & Shenton Park
25 to East Perth via Nedlands, Shenton Park & Subiaco
27 to East Perth via Swanbourne & Mount Claremont
28 to Perth Busport via Mount Claremont & Floreat
102 to Cottesloe station via Marine Parade
107 to Fremantle station via Peppermint Grove
906 Rail replacement service to Fremantle station
double-dagger Bus stop situated in Zone 2
  • A History of Claremont Station Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin issue 599 September 1987 pp195–216
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