Whiteman Park Station will be built alongside Drumpellier Drive, just south of the entrance to Whiteman Park. It will serve the communities of Henley Brook, Dayton, West Swan and Brabham. The station will provide transport services and modern facilities to meet the daily transport needs of all passengers, including visitors to Whiteman Park and the Swan Valley - two of Perth’s premier tourism destinations.
KEY STATION FEATURES
- Platform and Access: The universally-accessible station will be built on a combination of an earth embankment and an overpass structure. While the platforms will be elevated, the station entrance will be at ground level, connecting to a wide underpass beneath Drumpellier Drive and the new rail line. This will link future communities to the east, with the station. Passengers can cross Drumpellier Drive via a new signalised intersection that will replace the existing roundabout at Youle-Dean Road, immediately north of the station. Over half of the 150m-long island platform will be covered to provide passengers with a safe, sheltered waiting zone that includes dedicated seating central to the two platforms, and easily accessible passenger information and facilities.
- Bus services: Regular bus services will transfer passengers from the station to surrounding suburbs, including the Swan Valley tourist area. The 10-stand bus interchange will provide weather protection for passengers, seating and passenger information facilities.
- Parking and drop off: Passengers driving to the station can use the dedicated station car park that will cater for around 900 vehicles, including ACROD and dedicated drop off zones. Cyclists are also catered for with two secure bike-parking shelters.
- Safety and security: Best practice design ensures safety and security is always a priority when planning stations. Passive security measures such as good lighting and clear line of sight are vital to the station design. All platforms and stations across the Transperth network (as well as our buses, trains and ferries) are regularly monitored in a number of ways. This includes via a team of highly-trained transit officers, mobile patrols, a high-tech CCTV system (with more than 10,000 cameras) and a 24-hour Central Monitoring Room.
Whiteman Park Station and the Environment
METRONET is committed to minimising the Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s impact on sensitive areas around Whiteman Park. While the train line travels through the southern section of Whiteman Park, this land has not been a core part of the park for over 20 years and is not used by the public.
Locating the new line through land north of Marshall Road avoids important environmental areas and crosses Bennett Brook at one of its narrowest points and at a location conditionally endorsed by consulted Noongar representatives and knowledge holders.
North of Whiteman Park Station, the rail line will be located alongside Drumpellier Drive as much as possible to minimise its footprint on Whiteman Park.
Download the Whiteman Park Station fact sheet for more station information.