Midland Line

Bassendean station, 25 June 2005. Photo: Shinjiman, Wikimedia Commons.

Year Opened:

East Perth–Guildford 1881; Guildford–Midland 1884

 

Stations:

McIver, Claisebrook, East Perth, Mount Lawley, Maylands, Meltham, Bayswater, Ashfield, Bassendean, Success Hill, Guildford, East Guildford, Woodbridge, Midland

 

Typical Journey Time:

25 minutes (Perth–Midland)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

10 minutes

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

15 minutes

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

15 minutes

The Midland line extends to the north-eastern suburbs of Perth. Between Perth and Claisebrook there are four tracks and the remainder of the line is double track. The line diverges from the Armadale line after Claisebrook. From East Perth to Midland the line has dual (narrow and standard) gauge tracks. The section between Perth and Guildford was part of the first railway in Perth, opened in 1881. Most of the line is on the northern side of the Swan River, with the line crossing to the southern side between Success Hill and Guildford before continuing to Midland. Most trains on the line stop at all stations, with the exception of some peak hour trains that operate as semi-express services. Services from the Midland line typically extend to Fremantle after travelling through the city. Standard gauge trains to Merredin, Kalgoorlie, South Australia and the eastern states share the Midland line between East Perth and Midland. Construction is underway on a new railway line from Bayswater to Perth airport.