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Shenton Park railway station (officially Shenton Park Station) is a
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way station in Shenton Park, a suburb of
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, Western Australia. The station is on the
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and
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lines, which are part of the
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public transport network. It has an
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, accessed by a pedestrian underpass. The station is only partially accessible due to a steep ramp. Services on each line run every 12 minutes during
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and every 15 minutes outside peak hour and on weekends and
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. At night, trains are every half-hour or hour. The journey to
Perth railway station Perth railway station is the largest station on the Transperth Train Operations, Transperth network, serving the Perth central business district, central business district of Perth, Western Australia. It serves as an interchange between the Ai ...
is , and takes 9 minutes.


Description

Shenton Park railway station is in Shenton Park, Western Australia, a suburb of
Perth Perth is the list of Australian capital cities, capital and largest city of the Australian states and territories of Australia, state of Western Australia. It is the list of cities in Australia by population, fourth most populous city in Aust ...
. It is located between Railway Road to the south-east, and Stubbs Terrace to the north-west. The station is , Distance from East Perth Station to Perth Station is 2.1 km. Distance from East Perth station to Shenton Park station is 8.1 km. Therefore, the distance from Perth station to Shenton Park station is 6.0 km. or a 9-minute train journey, from
Perth railway station Perth railway station is the largest station on the Transperth Train Operations, Transperth network, serving the Perth central business district, central business district of Perth, Western Australia. It serves as an interchange between the Ai ...
. The adjacent stations are Daglish railway station towards Perth, and Karrakatta railway station towards Fremantle. The station consists of a single
island platform An island platform (also center platform, centre platform) is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular ...
with two platform faces. The platform is approximately long, or long enough for a Transperth 4 car train, but not a 6 car train. At the southern half of the platform is a pedestrian underpass, accessible from the platform by a ramp and stairs. The station is not fully
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as the underpass ramp is too steep.


History

The Fremantle–Guildford railway line opened in 1881. On 1 September 1908, Shenton Park railway station opened, named West Subiaco railway station at the time. This came after years of the residents lobbying. At the opening was the
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, the member of parliament for Subiaco and Mayor of Subiaco Henry Daglish, and the councillors of the Municipality of Subiaco. In 1934, it was renamed to its present name. Initially, the government denied the municipal council's request for the name change, but it was eventually approved. The station closed on 1 September 1979 along with the rest of the
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, re-opening on 29 July 1983 when services were restored. The station received Airport line services from 10 October 2022.


Services

Shenton Park station is served by the Airport and Fremantle lines on the Transperth network. Services are operated by
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, a division of the PTA. The Fremantle line runs between Fremantle station and Perth station, continuing past Perth as the Midland line. The Airport line, which commenced regular services on 10 October 2022, goes between High Wycombe station and Claremont station. Airport line and Fremantle line trains stop at Shenton Park every 12 minutes each during
peak hour A rush hour (American English, British English) or peak hour (Australian English) is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest. Normally, this happens twice every weekday: on ...
for a combined frequency of a train every 6 minutes. Outside peak hour and on weekends and
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, each line has a train every 15 minutes for a combined frequency of 7.5 minutes. Late at night, each line has a half-hourly or hourly frequency. The station saw 239,100 passengers in the 2013–14 financial year. In 2015, the station had 1,026 average weekday boardings. On Stubbs Terrace is a pair of bus stops for routes 998 and 999, which are also known as the
CircleRoute The CircleRoute is a pair of circular bus routes operated by Transperth through Perth's suburbs. History The CircleRoute was introduced in two stages. On 16 February 1998 the first stage of the CircleRoute commenced operating between Fremantl ...
. Route 998 travels clockwise around Perth, and route 999 travels anticlockwise. It also have a route 25 which travels to Claremont Station via QEII Medical Centre. On Railway Road is a pair of rail replacement bus stops. These stops are served by route 906 when trains are not running.


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Shenton Park Station
information page from Transperth {{TransperthBusStations Fremantle line Railway stations in Perth, Western Australia Railway stations in Australia opened in 1908 Shenton Park, Western Australia Airport line, Perth