Warnbro railway station

Summary

Warnbro
Warnbro Station, August 2021 11.jpg
Station in August 2021
LocationSafety Bay Road, Warnbro
Western Australia
Australia
Coordinates32°19′35″S 115°46′04″E / 32.326395°S 115.767823°E / -32.326395; 115.767823Coordinates: 32°19′35″S 115°46′04″E / 32.326395°S 115.767823°E / -32.326395; 115.767823
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth Train Operations
Line(s)     Mandurah line
Distance47.5 kilometres (29.5 mi) from Perth
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Bus routes12
Bus stands7
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking790
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeRWO
99711 (platform 1)
99712 (platform 2)
Fare zone5
History
Opened23 December 2007
Passengers
2013–141,006,118
Services
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
Rockingham
towards Perth
Mandurah line Mandurah
Terminus

Warnbro railway station is a railway station in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is on the Mandurah line, which is part of the Transperth commuter rail network, and is located immediately south-east of the interchange of Safety Bay Road and Ennis Avenue. It has two side platforms, linked by a pedestrian overpass accessed by stairs, a lift, and escalators. Services run every 10 minutes during peak, and every 15 minutes between peak. The journey to Perth railway station is 47.5 kilometres (29.5 mi), and takes 38 minutes. The journey to Mandurah railway station is 23.3 kilometres (14.5 mi), and takes 13 minutes. The station has a bus interchange with seven bus stands and 12 regular bus routes.

Known as Waikiki station during planning, the station was included in the South West Metropolitan Railway Master Plan, released in 1999. Originally, there was only going to be a single track railway south of Waikiki station, making the station the terminus for the majority of trains on the line. This was revised later to the entire Mandurah line being dual tracked. The station was designed by Jones Coulter Young Architects and Taylor Robinson Architects. Construction on the station by Doric Constructions and Brierty Contractors began in August 2005. The cost of the station was $15 million. Construction was completed in March 2007, and the station opened, along with the rest of the Mandurah line, on 23 December 2007.

Description

Warnbro railway station is in Warnbro, Western Australia, a suburb of Perth. It is located southeast of the interchange of Ennis Avenue and Safety Bay Road. To the east is the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park. It is accessed from Safety Bay Road.[1]: 303  The station is 47.5 kilometres (29.5 mi),[2] or a 38 minute train journey, from Perth railway station;[3] and 23.3 kilometres (14.5 mi),[2] or a 13 minute train journey, from Mandurah railway station.[3] The adjacent stations are Rockingham railway station towards Perth, and Mandurah railway station, which is the line's terminus.[3][4]

The station consists of two side platforms. The platforms are approximately 150 metres (490 ft) long, or long enough for a Transperth 6 car train – the longest trains used by Transperth. Platform two can be accessed through fare gates from the eastern side of the station. Platform one is linked to platform two by a pedestrian overpass, which can be accessed by stairs, escalators or a lift. The station has a large roof covering much of the platforms. The station is fully accessible.[1][4][5] At the station building entrance is a seven stand bus interchange. Surrounding the bus interchange is the station's car park. It has 790 regular parking bays, 22 short term parking bays, 39 motorcycle bays, and disabled bays. Other facilities at the station include a transit officer booth and toilets.[4][5]

Public art

48 adjacent squares with images on them hanging on a wall
From A to B, hanging on the western platform wall

Warnbro station has two public art installations. From A to B is a piece by Jude Bunn and Johanna Standish-Hansen, from The Glow Studio. It is hanging on the western platform wall, and is made of 48 squares with various images printed on them. Each square has a different angle.[6] Urban Glow is a piece by The Graphite Crew, with help from TUES and local youth. It is a piece of urban art painted on the walls that surround bins.[7]

History

During planning, Warnbro station was called Waikiki station. In March 1999, the Government of Western Australia released the South West Metropolitan Railway Master Plan. It laid out the route of the proposed railway between Perth and Mandurah as branching off from the Armadale line at Kenwick, following the Kwinana freight railway, and then going south through Kwinana and Rockingham, down to Mandurah. Waikiki station was the only station planned to be built between Rockingham and Mandurah.[8] The railway south of Waikiki station was only intended to be single track, and only two trains per hour were planned to be run between Mandurah and Waikiki, with there being eight trains per hour planned north of Waikiki.[9]: vii  Waikiki station was predicted to be the busiest station on the line, with 3,980 boardings per day when it was planned to open in 2006.[9]: 19 

On 16 July 2001, Cabinet approved a change in the railway's route, from a spur off the Armadale line to a direct line south from Perth.[9]: 1  In August 2002, the government released a new master plan, called the Perth Urban Rail Development Project Supplementary Master Plan. The tunnel through Rockingham was removed from the plan in order to save costs, and a park-and-ride station was planned on the outskirts of Rockingham instead of the station in the centre of Rockingham.[9]: viii  The railway was also changed to be double tracked between Waikiki and Mandurah, causing the planned frequency between Waikiki to Mandurah to increase to six trains per hour.[9]: vii  These changes lowered the predicted patronage at Waikiki station.[9]: 59, 63  The master plan gave a revised patronage of 1,800, when factoring in the removal of the tunnel in Rockingham, and new land use data, but not the change in route from the Armadale line.[9]: 20  The master plan gave another revised patronage, factoring in the removal of the tunnel in Rockingham and the rerouting of the line as a more direct route, as 2,060.[9]: 21  Furthermore, the plan called for the railway line between Perth and Waikiki to be opened by December 2006, and the railway line between Waikiki and Mandurah be opened by December 2007, leaving Waikiki station as the line's terminus for a year.[9]: 140 

For the construction of the railway to Mandurah, among other rail projects in Perth, New MetroRail was set up as a division of the Public Transport Authority.[10] The design and construction of the Mandurah line was split up into eight "packages". Among the things that were part of Package A was the bulk earthworks for several stations on the line, including Warnbro station.[11] The $310 million contract for Package A was awarded to a joint venture between John Holland, MacMahon Contractors, and Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd on 23 May 2004.[1]: 301 

The actual construction of Warnbro station, along with Mandurah station and Rockingham station, was part of Package C.[12] Warnbro station was designed by Jones Coulter Young Architects and Taylor Robinson Architects.[1]: 303  The design contract was awarded to Jones Coulter Young in April 2002, at a cost of $2.5 million.[13] During the design process, the car park footprint was changed, as a 0.9-hectare (2.2-acre) important ecological community was identified north-east of the station, where part of the car park was planned to be built. Instead, the car park was extended south to cover an area of degraded bushland.[1]: 198 

Expressions of interest for the construction of Package C opened in September 2003.[14] The $32 million contract for building Warnbro station and Rockingham station was awarded to a joint venture between Doric Constructions and Brierty Contractors in June 2005.[15][16] Brierty did the civil works, and Doric did the construction of the station.[17] $15 million from that contract is for Warnbro station.[18] Construction on the station began in August 2005.[19] The station was completed and handed over to the Public Transport Authority on 9 March 2007.[1]: XVII [20] It opened along with the rest of the Mandurah line on 23 December 2007.[21]

In 2010, 132 more parking bays were added to the station.[22][23] In 2013, a $4.5 million upgrade to the station's bus interchange opened. The upgrade included a continuous canopy shelter, five additional bus stands, and two bus layover bays. Afterwards, new bus routes were introduced to the station.[24]

Services

Northbound view from Platform 1 in December 2007

Warnbro railway station is served by the Mandurah line on the Transperth network. These services are operated by Transperth Train Operations, a division of the Public Transport Authority.[25] The line goes between Mandurah railway station and Perth railway station, continuing north from there as the Joondalup line. Mandurah line trains stop at the station every 10 minutes during peak on weekdays, and every 15 minutes during the day outside peak every day of the year except Christmas Day. At night, trains are half-hourly, or hourly.[3] The station saw 1,006,118 passengers in the 2013–14 financial year.[26]

Warnbro station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99711 1 Mandurah All stations Perth Underground
99712 2 Mandurah All stations Mandurah

Warnbro station has a bus interchange with seven bus stands.[5] Bus services are operated by Transdev WA under contract.[27] In 2013, more than a third of Warnbro station passengers caught the bus to the station.[24] 12 regular bus routes serve the station. Routes 564, 565, 566, 567, and 568 travel east on Safety Bay Road to serve Baldivis, Western Australia. Route 557, 558, 559, 561, and 562 travel west on Safety Bay Road, then north through Waikiki, Safety Bay, and Cooloongup to reach Rockingham Centre, and then Rockingham railway station. Routes 558, 559, 560, 561, and 563 travel west on Safety Bay Road, then through the suburbs south of Warnbro. Route 560 terminates in Port Kennedy, routes 559, 561, and 563 terminate in Secret Harbour, and route 558 goes all the way to Mandurah railway station.[28][29] Rail replacement services operate as route 909. The only other bus services that operate at Warnbro station are school routes.[5]

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
Stand 1 564 to Baldivis South (Ridge Boulevard) via Arpenteur Drive[30]
565 to Baldivis South (Sixty Eight Road) via Nairn Road[31]
909 Rail replacement service to Perth station
Stand 2 566 to Baldivis South (Furiso Green) via Norwood Avenue & Hillsborough Avenue[32]
567 to Baldivis South (Furiso Green) via Grandis Drive & Heritage Park Drive[33]
909 Rail replacement service to Mandurah station
Stand 3 568 to Baldivis North (near Kerosene Lane) via Norseman Approach[34]
Stand 4 558 to Mandurah station via Mandurah Road[35]
559 to Secret Harbour West via Warnbro Sound Avenue[36]
561 to Secret Harbour West via Secret Harbour Boulevard[37]
Stand 5 557 to Rockingham station via Charthouse Road[38]
560 to Port Kennedy via Currie Street and Grand Ocean Boulevard[39]
562 to Rockingham station via Willmott Drive[40]
563 to Secret Harbour East via Royal Palm Drive & Forty Road[41]
Stand 6 558
559
561
school specials
to Rockingham station via Warnbro Sound Avenue[35][36][37]
Stand 7 Set down

References

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External links

  • Warnbro Station information page from Transperth
  • Archived construction photo gallery from New MetroRail