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Victoria Park railway station, Perth

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Operated by  Transperth
Structure type  Ground
Rebuilt  2 August 2008
Tracks  2
Line(s)  Armadale
Opened  1898
Platforms in use  2 (1 island)
Victoria Park railway station, Perth
Location  Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park Australia
Owned by  Public Transport Authority
Distance  6.2 kilometres from Perth
Address  Lathlain WA 6100, Australia
Owner  Public Transport Authority
Similar  Sherwood railway station - P, Ashfield railway station - P, Mount Lawley railway st, Seaforth railway station, Burswood railway station

Victoria Park railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Armadale line, 6.2 kilometres from Perth station serving the suburbs of Victoria Park, Lathlain and Burswood.

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History

The original Victoria Park station opened in 1898. As part of improvements to the Armadale line following the announcement of the new Mandurah line alignment in August 2002, the rail alignment was upgraded including the introduction of grade separated rail crossings. The nearby Lathlain station was also demolished, in preparation for the construction of a new Victoria Park station nearby. After some delay, on 17 July 2007 Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced that a contract for the construction of the new station had been awarded for a new station 230 metres south of the existing station.

On 2 August 2008 the new station opened. The old station platforms, footbridge and pedestrian level crossing were demolished. The carpark was refurbished and is now used as a public carpark.

As with the previous station, the platforms are in an island configuration. Unlike the previous station, the platforms may be accessed via covered walkway, accessible ramps and lifts, which are of particular importance due to the station's location adjacent to the Association for the Blind.

Services

Victoria Park station is served by Transperth Armadale/Thornlie line services.

References

Victoria Park railway station, Perth Wikipedia


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