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Mount Lawley railway station

Coordinates: 31°56′05″S 115°52′51″E / 31.934744°S 115.88089°E / -31.934744; 115.88089 (Mount Lawley Station)
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Mount Lawley
Mount Lawley station in February 2021
General information
LocationWhatley Crescent, Railway Parade, Almondbury Road
Mount Lawley
Western Australia
Coordinates31°56′05″S 115°52′51″E / 31.934744°S 115.88089°E / -31.934744; 115.88089 (Mount Lawley Station) Edit this at Wikidata
Owned byPublic Transport Authority
Operated byTransperth Train Operations
Line(s)     Airport line
     Midland line
Distance3.2 km (2.0 mi) from Perth
Platforms2 (1 island)
Other information
Station codeMML
Fare zone1
Preceding station Transperth Transperth Following station
East Perth
towards Perth
Midland line Maylands
towards Midland
East Perth
towards Perth or Claremont
Airport line
towards High Wycombe
Opening in 2024
East Perth
towards Perth
Morley–Ellenbrook line Maylands
towards Ellenbrook
Location of Mount Lawley station

Mount Lawley railway station is 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) from Perth railway station, in Western Australia, on the Midland Line and Airport line on the Transperth commuter rail network.



The station was built in 1907, and was demolished and rebuilt in 1968. Originally called Fenian's Crossing, the original station was positioned on the embankment between the subway and where the current station is located.[2][3][4]

The station was significantly upgraded in 2012, as part of Public Transport Authority works to bring a number of Perth's railway stations into line with the current accessibility and safety standards. The upgrade included a resurfacing of the platform and access ramp, a new platform shelter, as well as upgrades to handrails, lighting and signage.[5]



Mount Lawley station is located on the eastern edge of Mount Lawley, about 300 metres (980 ft) from the Swan River. The railway's right of way lies between two major roads, Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent. There is one access point on each of these roads to the station, meeting on the western end of the platform at a ramp that leads down to the boarding area.[6] Guildford Road is located approximately 150 metres (490 ft) from the station, providing direct road access to central Perth as well.

Rail services


Mount Lawley railway station is served by the Midland railway line on the Transperth network. This line goes between Midland railway station and Perth railway station. Since 10 October 2022 it is also served by the Airport line.[7][8] The Airport line goes between High Wycombe station and Claremont station.[9] It will also be served by the Morley–Ellenbrook railway line when that opens in late-2024.[10][11] Services on that line will go between Ellenbrook railway station and Perth railway station.[12] Midland line trains stop at the station every 10 minutes during peak on weekdays, and every 15 minutes during the day outside peak every day of the year except Christmas Day. Trains are half-hourly or hourly at night time.[13] The station saw 108,612 passengers in the 2013-14 financial year.[1]

Mount Lawley station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
99431 1 Midland All stations Perth
Airport All stations Claremont
99432 2 Midland All stations Midland
Airport All stations High Wycombe

Bus routes

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
Whatley Crescent (south-west bound) 901 Train replacement service to Perth
Whatley Crescent (north-east bound) 901 Train replacement service to Midland


  1. ^ a b "Question On Notice No. 4247 asked in the Legislative Assembly on 25 June 2015 by Mr M. Mcgowan". Parliament of Western Australia. 25 June 2015. Archived from the original on 18 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Mount Lawley". SIGnalling WA. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Norwood Railway Station". The West Australian. Vol. X[?]II, no. 6, 445. Western Australia. 15 November 1906. p. 4. Retrieved 17 September 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Fenian Street Crossing". The Daily News. Vol. XXV, no. 9758. Western Australia. 4 September 1906. p. 10 (Second edition). Retrieved 17 September 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ [1] Public Transport Authority Retrieved 2014-04-08
  6. ^ Mount Lawley station layout Transperth Trains Retrieved 2008-04-20
  7. ^ "All aboard: date set for opening of METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link". Media Statements. 16 August 2022. Archived from the original on 16 August 2022. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  8. ^ de Kruijff, Peter (16 August 2022). "Long-delayed $1.9b Forrestfield-Airport rail link to open in October". WAtoday. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Forrestfield-Airport Link Project Overview" (PDF). Metronet. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Signed on the dotted (Morley-Ellenbrook) Line". Metronet. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project Update – January 2021" (PDF). Metronet. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Morley–Ellenbrook Line Project Definition Plan" (PDF). Metronet. June 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Midland Line Train Timetable" (PDF). Transperth. Retrieved 15 September 2021.