Pinjarra railway station

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Pinjarra
Location South Western Highway, Pinjarra
Coordinates 32°37′41″S 115°52′49″E / 32.62818°S 115.88027°E / -32.62818; 115.88027Coordinates: 32°37′41″S 115°52′49″E / 32.62818°S 115.88027°E / -32.62818; 115.88027
Owned by Public Transport Authority
Operated by Transwa
Line(s) South Western
Distance 86 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 22 May 1893
Rebuilt 2007
Services
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Australind
towards Bunbury

Pinjarra railway station is located on the South Western Railway in Western Australia. It is located at the town of Pinjarra.

History[edit]

Pinjarra station opened on 22 May 1893 as the interim terminus of the South Western Railway from Perth. On 22 August 1893, the line was extended to Bunbury.[1][2]

In 1911, Pinjarra became a junction station with the opening of the Pinjarra to Narrogin railway. Today this line is operated as a heritage railway by the Hotham Valley Railway, with its depot opposite Pinjarra station.[3] In 1986, the station building was destroyed in a fire. A new building was erected in 2007 and today houses the Pinjarra Visitor Centre.[4][5]

The station is today served by Transwa’s twice daily Australind service.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, John (1993). Rails to Pinjarra 100. Pinjarra: 100 Planning Committee. p. 4. ISBN 0 646 14228 3. 
  2. ^ Newland, Andrew; Quinlan, Howard (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 64. ISBN 0-909650-49-7. 
  3. ^ History of HVTR Hotham Valley Railway
  4. ^ Pinjarra station construction heralds new era of rail in Peel Minister for the Environment, Climate Change & the Peel Region 24 January 2007
  5. ^ Pinjarra Tourist Radio
  6. ^ Australind Timetable Transwa

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