Yourbus is a bus operator. It runs tendered local bus services from its base in Heanor. Yourbus was founded by former Dunn-Line managing director Scott Dunn in May 2009. From a depot in Hucknall in May 2009 two services from Nottingham to Bulwell and Hempshill Vale commenced. In October 2009, Yourbus commenced operating routes 140, 141 and 142 under contract to Derbyshire County Council. In February 2010 Yourbus commenced operating route Y36 in competition with Nottingham City Transport. At this stage the Hucknall depot was relocated to Heanor and following some routes commencing under contract to Nottingham City Council in Retford and Tuxford, another opened in Tuxford. In August 2010, routes 228 and 229 commenced, again under contract to Nottinghamshire Council. In February 2011, route Y100 Nottingham – Southwell – Newark commenced; the service was withdrawn on 16 April 2011 following an increase in activity from the other operator along the route. In January 2011, Yourbus were awarded a contract to operate services from the East Midlands to Bradford, London Heathrow Airport and London Victoria Coach Station on behalf of National Express.
In June 2011, a number of National Express contracts including a depot in Durham were purchased from Veolia Transport. In January 2012, further National Express contracts were won, by this stage Yourbus were operating 55 coaches on express services. In July 2013, a depot was opened in Bradford to stable coaches on National Express work. Yourbus ceased operating services for National Express on 31 May 2015. In September 2015, the Y4 bus was launched on a 15-minute service from Sandiacre, competing with Trentbarton's popular i4 service on the same route, it became the fourth Y series bus to serve Nottingham, the others being the Y36, Y28 and Y5. However, the Y28 and Y4 were both withdrawn in mid 2016, the latter having been in service for just 10 months. In February 2017, the Y36, which served Chilwell, was withdrawn, citing a decrease in passenger numbers. Chilwell was among the areas connected by Phase 2 of the NET Tram, which opened in 2015. For the last six months of its service, the Y36 had been using a shortened version of its original route, avoiding the Chilwell loop altogether.
The last Y36 ran to Beeston Interchange on 11 February 2017, leaving the Y5 as the only remaining Y series bus to serve Nottingham. The Y5 was rerouted in stages to cover parts of the former Y36 route not served by the tram. Since the second half of 2016, Yourbus has been ramping up competition with rival bus operator Arriva Derby. Responding to what it called an "undercurrent of negative feedback" from people in Derby, Yourbus announced the 20 and 26 buses to compete with the Arriva services of the same names, they aimed to run buses every 15 minutes, in between Arriva's timetable, while undercutting them on price. One day Arriva Derby rolled out an upgraded fleet to its 20 and 26 services in response to the increased competition; this strategy continued in February 2017, when Yourbus launched the 1 and 1A services in Derby, reusing vehicles from the Y36 fleet, withdrawn from service a day earlier. As with the 20 and 26, Yourbus aimed to compete with Arriva's 1 and 1A services by staggering the timetables, while offering a lower ticket price.
As of February 2017, Yourbus operates 23 route and school services in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Old Fleet livery is all over maroon; the new livery is similar to that of Lothian Buses of white with a maroon swoop along the side. In May 2014, Yourbus diversified into Australia, when it purchased Sydney charter operator Telford's Bus & Coach. Yourbus had lodged a tender to operate a Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contract in August 2012. In May 2015, Sydney charter operator Tiger Tours was purchased with 11 vehicles and was merged into Telford's. In February 2018, Sydney coach operator Pegasus Coach Tours was acquired, while in April 2018, Australian body builder Custom Bus was purchased. Media related to Yourbus at Wikimedia Commons Yourbus website
BCI is an Australian bus and coach dealer and manufacturer based in Kewdale, Western Australia. It was established by former Hino dealer Ron Nazzari in 1991 as a small family-run operation, it imported buses from Malaysia, both assembled and in knocked down form. In 2006, it moved production to China. In May 2011, BCI opened the 48,000 square metre Xiamen Feng Tai Bus and Coach International factory in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, it sells buses in New Zealand and the United States. Although manufactured in China, vehicles carry Australian Vehicle identification numbers. In 2016, Ensignbus began to sell BCI products in the United Kingdom for the first time, starting with the BCI Enterprise high capacity integral double-decker. Airporter Citirider 8 Citirider 12 Citirider E Classmaster 43 Classmaster 57 Classmaster 65 Classmaster 3-axle Cruiser 9 Cruiser 12 Enterprise Excellence Explorer Fleetmaster 33 Fleetmaster 43 Fleetmaster 55 Fleetmaster 3-axle Proma Proma DX Proma low-floorAdditionally, BCI market the Mercedes-Benz O500R, O500RF and XBC.
Hino BD186 Hino FD1J Hino RG197 Hino RG230 Hino RK176 Hino RM260 MotorCoach Australia 3010 series Mitsubishi Fuso MP218 Media related to BCI Bus at Wikimedia Commons BCI website
The Volvo B12BLE is a low-entry city and suburban bus chassis launched in 2001 with a rear-mounted horizontal engine. It superseded the Volvo B10BLE and is used as a base for single-decker buses in Europe and Australia; the B12BLE features the 12-litre Volvo DH12 engine, based on the D12 engine from Volvo FH trucks. The DH12D engine meets Euro 3 emission level, DH12E meets levels 4 and 5 with SCR technology; the engine is mounted horizontally, as it was in the B10BLE. The radiator is mounted at the rear on the right hand side. From its launch in 2001 until 2005, it was available with the Euro 3 DH12D engine and ZF Ecomat2 & Voith D864.3E automatic transmissions. From 2004/2005, the B12BLE was available with an updated electrical system. Available transmissions were 6-speed ZF 6HP602C, Voith D864.3E and the Volvo I-Shift In 2006 the chassis was updated with DH12E engine and ZF Ecomat4 / Voith D864.5 transmissions to meet Euro 4 & 5 emission standards. The B12BLE was available in the articulated form since 2005, known as the B12BLEA chassis.
The B12BLE can be available in the tri-axle and articulated form. The B12BLE is available as a complete integral bus in Europe - the Volvo 8500LE and Volvo 8700LE. Numerous public transport operators in Australia operate copious amounts of the B12BLE, either in its Euro III or Euro IV guises; the Volvo B12BLEA was conceptualised for the State Transit Authority of Sydney, Australia because the B7LA was too underpowered for many of Sydney's bus routes due to the hilly terrain. The world's first B12BLEA entered service with State Transit Authority of Sydney in late 2005. State Transit Authority has placed an order for 80 B12BLEA articulated buses, they will be assembled with Custom Coaches bodywork; the custom buses are powered by the 12-litre Volvo DH12 diesel engine with 6-speed ZF 6HP602C automatic transmission. State Transit Authority ordered additional B12BLEA's in the Volgren CR228L body; the Volgren bodied buses are seen running the high capacity Metrobus service. Most of the buses are built in Volgren's Tomago factory.
The Volvo B12BLE come in a 12.5m configuration in Custom Coaches bodied CB60 and CB60 Evo 2 bodies. Volgren 12.5m variants were ordered in both 12.5m and 14.5m bodies both Euro 5 complaint. The 12.5m Custom Coaches CB60 are Euro 3 complaint while the newer CB60 Evo 2 bodied buses are Euro 5 complaint. In October 2013, 20 B12BLEA's were transferred to new operator Transit Systems Sydney who took over Region 3. In 2011, Transperth ordered 30 Volvo B12BLEAs, they were to be assembled with Volgren CR228L bodywork. Most of the B12BLE chassis that go to Australia are bodied by Australian companies such as Custom Coaches and Bustech. 2 Volvo B12BLEAs are operated by Sentosa under the guise of a beach tram running on the island's Siloso Beach Tram route. The rear module of the bus consists of a large, sheltered standing area with an al-fresco seating area on the elevated part of the bus where the drive axle is; the buses are bodied by ComfortDelGro Engineering Corporation and are speed-limited for safety reasons.
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Transport in Australia
There are many forms of transport in Australia. Australia is dependent on road transport. There are more than 300 airports with paved runways. Passenger rail transport includes widespread commuter networks in the major capital cities with more limited intercity and interstate networks; the Australian mining sector is reliant upon rail to transport its product to Australia's ports for export. Road transport is an essential element of the Australian transport network, an enabler of the Australian economy. There is a heavy reliance on road transport due to Australia's large area and low population density in considerable parts of the country. Another reason for the reliance upon roads is that the Australian rail network has not been sufficiently developed for a lot of the freight and passenger requirements in most areas of Australia; this has meant that goods that would otherwise be transported by rail are moved across Australia via road trains. Every household owns at least one car, uses it most days.
Australia has the second highest level of car ownership in the world. It has three to four times more road per seven to nine times more than Asia. Australia has the third highest per capita rate of fuel consumption in the world. Melbourne is the most car-dependent city in Australia, according to a data survey in the 2010s. Having over 110,000 more cars driving to and from the city each day than Sydney. Perth and Brisbane are rated as being close behind. All these capital cities are rated among the highest in this category in the world; the distance travelled by car in Australia is among the highest in the world, being exceeded by USA and Canada. There are 3 different categories of Australian roads, they are state highways and local roads. The road network comprises a total of 913,000 km broken down into: paved: 353,331 km unpaved: 559,669 km Victoria has the largest network, with thousands of arterial roads to add; the majority of road tunnels in Australia have been constructed since the 1990s to relieve traffic congestion in metropolitan areas, or to cross significant watercourses.
Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide have extensive commuter rail networks which have grown and expanded over time. Australian commuter rail operates with bidirectional all day services with Sydney, to a lesser extent Perth’s systems operating with much higher frequencies in their underground cores. Sydney Trains operates the busiest system in the country with 1 million trips per day. Metro Trains Melbourne operates a larger system albeit with a lower number of trips. Trams have operated in many Australian towns and cities, with the majority of these being shut down before the 1970s in the belief that more widespread car ownership would render them unnecessary. Melbourne is a major today has the largest tram network of any city in the world. Adelaide retained one tram service - the Glenelg tram, since extended from 2008 onwards to Hindmarsh and the East End. Trams had operated in a number of major regional cities including Ballarat, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Geelong, Kalgoorlie, Maitland, Perth, Sorrento, Sydney and St Kilda.
A modern light rail system opened in Sydney in 1997 with the conversion of a disused section of a freight railway line into what is now part of the Dulwich Hill Line. A second CBD and South East Light Rail line in Sydney is under construction and is due to open in 2019. A light rail system opened on the Gold Coast in 2014. A line opened in Newcastle in February 2019, with a line Canberra scheduled to open in April 2019. Major cities in Australia do not have full-fledged rapid transit systems, however a driverless rapid transit system in Sydney is under construction with completion of its first stage in 2019. Sydney, Melbourne and Perth's commuter systems are all underground and reflect some aspects of typical rapid transit systems in the city centres; the following table presents an overview of multi-modal intra-city public transport networks in Australia's larger cities. The only Australian capital cities without multi-modal networks are Canberra and Darwin, which rely on buses. Canberra is building a light rail line, which will link with existing bus services, is scheduled to open in 2018.
The table does not include heritage transport modes. The railway network is large, comprising a total of 33,819 km of track: 3,719 km broad gauge, 15,422 km standard gauge, 14,506 km narrow gauge and 172 km dual gauge. Rail transport started in the various colonies at different dates. Owned railways started the first lines, struggled to succeed on a remote and sparsely populated continent, government railways dominated. Although the various colonies had been advised by London to choose a common gauge, the colonies ended up with different gauges; the Great Southern Rail, operates three trains: The Ghan and The Overland. NSW owned NSW TrainLink services link Brisbane and Melbourne to Sydney. Since the extension of the Ghan from Alice Springs to Darwin was completed in 2004, all mainland Australian capital cities are linked by standard gauge rail, for the first time. There are various state and city rail services operated by a combination of government and private entities, the most prominent of these include V/Line (regional
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2, comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, is the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley, it has a population of 4.9 million, its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians". The city was founded on 30 August 1835, in the then-British colony of New South Wales, by free settlers from the colony of Van Diemen’s Land, it was incorporated as a Crown settlement in 1837 and named in honour of the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. In 1851, four years after Queen Victoria declared it a city, Melbourne became the capital of the new colony of Victoria. In the wake of the 1850s Victorian gold rush, the city entered a lengthy boom period that, by the late 1880s, had transformed it into one of the world's largest and wealthiest metropolises.
After the federation of Australia in 1901, it served as interim seat of government of the new nation until Canberra became the permanent capital in 1927. Today, it is a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks 15th in the Global Financial Centres Index; the city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. It is the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries and Australian contemporary dance. More it has been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre, it is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, has hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Due to it rating in entertainment and sport, as well as education, health care and development, the EIU ranks it the second most liveable city in the world.
The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport, the second busiest in Australia, Australia's busiest seaport the Port of Melbourne. Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station, it has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world. Indigenous Australians have lived in the Melbourne area for an estimated 31,000 to 40,000 years; when European settlers arrived in the 19th-century, under 2,000 hunter-gatherers from three regional tribes—the Wurundjeri and Wathaurong—inhabited the area. It was an important meeting place for the clans of the Kulin nation alliance and a vital source of food and water; the first British settlement in Victoria part of the penal colony of New South Wales, was established by Colonel David Collins in October 1803, at Sullivan Bay, near present-day Sorrento. The following year, due to a perceived lack of resources, these settlers relocated to Van Diemen's Land and founded the city of Hobart.
It would be 30 years. In May and June 1835, John Batman, a leading member of the Port Phillip Association in Van Diemen's Land, explored the Melbourne area, claimed to have negotiated a purchase of 600,000 acres with eight Wurundjeri elders. Batman selected a site on the northern bank of the Yarra River, declaring that "this will be the place for a village" before returning to Van Diemen's Land. In August 1835, another group of Vandemonian settlers arrived in the area and established a settlement at the site of the current Melbourne Immigration Museum. Batman and his group arrived the following month and the two groups agreed to share the settlement known by the native name of Dootigala. Batman's Treaty with the Aborigines was annulled by Richard Bourke, the Governor of New South Wales, with compensation paid to members of the association. In 1836, Bourke declared the city the administrative capital of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, commissioned the first plan for its urban layout, the Hoddle Grid, in 1837.
Known as Batmania, the settlement was named Melbourne in 1837 after the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, whose seat was Melbourne Hall in the market town of Melbourne, Derbyshire. That year, the settlement's general post office opened with that name. Between 1836 and 1842, Victorian Aboriginal groups were dispossessed of their land by European settlers. By January 1844, there were said to be 675 Aborigines resident in squalid camps in Melbourne; the British Colonial Office appointed five Aboriginal Protectors for the Aborigines of Victoria, in 1839, however their work was nullified by a land policy that favoured squatters who took possession of Aboriginal lands. By 1845, fewer than 240 wealthy Europeans held all the pastoral licences issued in Victoria and became a powerful political and economic force in Victoria for generations to come. Letters patent of Queen Victoria, issued on 25 June 1847, declared Melbourne a city. On 1 July 1851, the Port Phillip District separated from New South Wales to become the Colony of Victoria, with Melbourne as its capital.
The discovery of gold in Victoria in mid-1851 sparked a
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.04 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp; the first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port both founded downriver. Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony, it gained city status in 1856 and was promoted to the status of a Lord Mayorality in 1929. The city inherited its name due to the influence of Sir George Murray Member of Parliament for Perthshire and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies; the city's population increased as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the late 19th century.
During Australia's involvement in World War II, Fremantle served as a base for submarines operating in the Pacific Theatre, a US Navy Catalina flying boat fleet was based at Matilda Bay. An influx of immigrants after the war, predominantly from Britain, Greece and Yugoslavia, led to rapid population growth; this was followed by a surge in economic activity flowing from several mining booms in the late 20th and early 21st centuries that saw Perth become the regional headquarters for several large mining operations located around the state. As part of Perth's role as the capital of Western Australia, the state's Parliament and Supreme Court are located within the city, as is Government House, the residence of the Governor of Western Australia. Perth came seventh in the Economist Intelligence Unit's August 2016 list of the world's most liveable cities and was classified by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2010 as a Beta world city; the city hosted the 1962 Commonwealth Games.
Perth is divided into 30 local government areas and 250 suburbs, stretching from Two Rocks in the north to Singleton in the south, east inland to The Lakes. Outside of the main CBD, important urban centres within Perth include Joondalup. Most of those were established as separate settlements and retained a distinct identity after being subsumed into the wider metropolitan area. Mandurah, Western Australia's second-largest city, has in recent years formed a conurbation with Perth along the coast, though for most purposes it is still considered a separate city. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Perth area for at least 38,000 years, as evidenced by archaeological remains at Upper Swan; the Noongar people lived as hunter-gatherers. The wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain were important to them, both spiritually and as a source of food; the Noongar people know the area. Boorloo formed part of the territory of the Mooro, a Noongar clan, which at the time of British settlement had Yellagonga as their leader.
The Mooro was one of several Noongar Indigenous clans based around the Swan River known collectively as the Whadjuk. The Whadjuk themselves were one of a larger group of fourteen tribes that formed the south-west socio-linguistic block known as the Noongar sometimes called the Bibbulmun. On 19 September 2006, the Federal Court of Australia brought down a judgment recognising Noongar native title over the Perth metropolitan area in the case of Bennell v State of Western Australia FCA 1243; the judgment was overturned on appeal. The first documented sighting of the region was made by the Dutch Captain Willem de Vlamingh and his crew on 10 January 1697. Subsequent sightings between this date and 1829 were made by other Europeans, but as in the case of the sighting and observations made by Vlamingh, the area was considered to be inhospitable and unsuitable for the agriculture that would be needed to sustain a settlement. Although the Colony of New South Wales had established a convict-supported settlement at King George's Sound on the south coast of Western Australia in 1826 in response to rumours that the area would be annexed by France, Perth was the first full-scale settlement by Europeans in the western third of the continent.
The British colony would be designated Western Australia in 1832 but was known informally for many years as the Swan River Colony after the area's major watercourse. On 4 June 1829, newly arriving British colonists had their first view of the mainland, Western Australia's founding has since been recognised by a public holiday on the first Monday in June each year. Captain James Stirling, aboard Parmelia, said that Perth was "as beautiful as anything of this kind I had witnessed". On 12 August that year, Helen Dance, wife of the captain of the second ship, cut down a tree to mark the founding of the town, it is clear that Stirling had selected the name Perth for the capital well before the town was proclaimed, as his proclamation of the colony, read in Fremantle on 18 June 1829, ended "given under my hand and Seal at Perth this 18th Day of June 1829. James Stirling Lieutenant Governor"; the only contemporary information on the source of the name comes from Fremantle's diary entry for 12 August, which records that they "named the town Perth according to the wishes of Sir George Murray".
Murray was born in Perth and was in 1829 Secretary of State for the Colonies and Member for Perthshire in the British House of Commons. The town was named after the Scottish Pert
Central railway station, Sydney
The Central railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located at the southern end of the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station is the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales and serves as a major transport interchange for NSW TrainLink inter-city rail services, Sydney Trains commuter rail services, Sydney light rail services, State Transit bus services, private coach transport services. Abbreviated as Central or Central station, the station is known as Sydney Terminal and Central Railway Stations Group and Central Railway; the property is owned by an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999, it recorded 11.35 million passenger movements in 2013. Central station occupies a large city block separating Haymarket, Surry Hills, the central business district, bounded by Railway Square and Pitt Street in the west, Eddy Avenue in the north, Elizabeth Street in the east and the Devonshire Street Tunnel in the south.
Parts of the station and marshalling yards extend as far south as Cleveland Street are located on the site of the former Devonshire Street Cemetery. There have been three terminal stations in Sydney. Although the Sydney Railway Company first applied to the government for four blocks of land between Hay and Cleveland Streets in 1849, the Surveyor General favoured Grose Farm, now the grounds of The University of Sydney, it was less costly to develop. The Company exchanged land in the first and third blocks, between Hay and Devonshire Streets, for an increased area of eight hectares in the fourth block, the Government Paddocks, between Devonshire and Cleveland Streets. Hence the site of the first Sydney railway terminus was located here from 1855; the original Sydney station was opened on 26 September 1855 in an area known as Cleveland Fields. This station, called Sydney Terminal, had Devonshire Street as its northern boundary, it was but unofficially called Redfern station, while at that time the present Redfern station was called Eveleigh.
The first and second Sydney Terminals were never located in Redfern, being to the north of Cleveland Street, Redfern's northern boundary. When this station became inadequate for the traffic it carried, a new station was built in 1874 on the same site and called Sydney Terminal; this was a brick building with two platforms. It grew to 14 platforms before it was replaced by the present-day station to the north of Devonshire Street; the new station was built on a site occupied by the Devonshire Street Cemetery, a convent, a female refuge, a police barracks, a parsonage, a Benevolent Society. The remains exhumed from the cemetery were re-interred at several other Sydney cemeteries including Rookwood and Waverley cemeteries. Bodies were moved to Botany by flat cars. In major metropolitan areas the rail terminus tended to be located within the inner core of the city; the site of the first and second station termini was inconveniently located for the city. A horse-bus service operated from the station to the city, both Engineer-in-Chief, John Whitton, Chief Commissioner for Railways, B. H. Martindale, recognised the urgency of a city rail extension.
In 1877 John Young, a prominent Sydney builder and local politician proposed a scheme to provide a circular city extension to the railway. The route included stations at Oxford Street, William Street and Woolloomooloo in the east, Circular Quay Dawes Point and a line parallel to Darling Harbour in the west. John Whitton designed a grand city terminus at the corner of Hunter and Castlereagh Streets two years later. Neither of these schemes eventuated. In 1897 Norman Selfe drew up a scheme for the gradual enlargement and extension of the railway to the northern end of the city and in the same year Railway Commissioner, E. M. G. Eddy, proposed a terminal city station at the corner of Elizabeth Street and St James' Road; the route of the latter was the same as that for 1879, the new site for the terminus included half of the northern end of Hyde Park. Although 6 hectares of the burial ground in Devonshire Street was offered as compensation, public sentiment still opposed the loss of Hyde Park; the Royal Commission in 1897 again considered the city railway extension because of dangerous congestion at Redfern and recommended using Hyde Park.
After an investigative trip overseas, Henry Deane, Engineer-in-Chief, prepared alternative proposals for a new railway terminal for the government in 1900. The second scheme proposal called for the resumption of the Devonshire Street cemeteries, but this was cheaper and less contentious than the acquisition of Hyde Park, it was the second scheme, adopted. When the third station was built in 1906, it moved closer to the city, it fronted Garden Road, realigned to from Eddy Avenue. If Belmore Park is included, all the land now occupied by the railway at Central and Redfern coincides with the Company's original selection of four blocks between Hay and Cleveland Streets; the present station was opened on 4 August 1906 and opening for passengers on 5 August 1906. The new station included the previous Mortuary railway station used to transport funeral parties to Rookwood Cemetery; the last train departed platform 5 of the 1874 station at midnight. During the remainder of that night, the passenger concourse was demolished and the line extended through the old station into the new station.
The Western Mail arrived at 05:50 on 5 August 1906 at