Claremont Station

Claremont Station to stay closed until June

Built in 1886, Claremont Station is the oldest station on the network and to ensure the iconic building stands long into the future some extra work is needed before the Station can reopen.

While full Fremantle line services resumed as planned on April 6, the temporary closure of Claremont Station will extend to June while specialist contractors integrate modern construction methodology and traditional techniques. This will include replacing the posts with specially fabricated ones to comply with State heritage requirements, taking several weeks to manufacture.

Impacts to passengers

Claremont Station will remain closed, with no trains stopping there until June. Until then, passengers should continue to use Showgrounds Station.

Passengers should plan ahead and visit Transperth, sign up for My Alerts, download the Transperth app or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.

Construction Overview

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Construction activities for the Claremont Station Project will mainly take place between Showgrounds, Claremont and Swanbourne stations, with some additional work occurring west of Swanbourne Station. 

The works are currently scheduled to be complete during the second half of 2021.

While extensive effort is made to minimise disruption to the surrounding community, the following impacts can be expected throughout the construction program:

  • Transperth service impacts due to temporary line and station closures;
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements;
  • Principal Shared Path (PSP) and footpath diversions;
  • Clearing of vegetation within the rail reserve and on PTA-managed land, and
  • Out-of-hours construction activity where full access to the rail line is required.

Major construction impacts including out-of-hours work and Transperth service disruptions will be communicated in advance to affected stakeholders. To keep updated, register for METRONET project updates and Transperth Travel Alerts.  

For questions about the project’s construction activities, please email or call 9326 3666.

Upcoming out-of-hours work

Where access to the Fremantle Line is required to safely undertake construction activities, work will occur outside standard construction hours (Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm). Details of these works will be provided below as they occur. If you have any concerns during this out-of-hours work, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0419 753 161.

Out-of-Hours Station Platform Works

Work on Claremont Station project began on February 5 and was expected to be completed by April 5, but investigations into the of the heritage-listed, 135-year-old station has unearthed a number of degraded elements which need to be replaced.

While full services on the Fremantle Line will resume as planned on April 6, out-of-hours work is needed to be completed to remediate the station.

These works will occur between 7pm and 7am from Tuesday April 6 to June 2021.

Out-of-hours works will be confined to hand tools only. All work will comply with an approved noise management plan.


Current and upcoming traffic impacts

Principal Shared Path diversion: Graylands Road to Scotch College (July 2020 to August 2021)

To facilitate project works, Principal Shared Path (PSP) diversions are in place between Graylands Road and Scotch College as per the map below.

Construction Vehicle Access Requirements: Claremont Crescent – Australind Street to Stirling Road (July 2020 to August 2021)

To facilitate the PSP diversion described above, and to allow construction vehicles to safely access the rail reserve, a temporary closure of Claremont Crescent between Australind Street and Stirling Road is in place as follows:

  • Westbound lane closed to create a temporary PSP;
  • Claremont Crescent to be one-way for motorists, accommodating eastbound traffic only, from Australind Street to Stirling Road. However, access will be closed for short periods of time when construction vehicles require safe entry to the rail.

Claremont Crescent East: Shenton Road and Stirling Road (until 10 September 2021)

Works are required along Claremont Crescent East to complete the principal shared path, finalise construction of the underpass and reinstate the road. 


Claremont Crescent East will continue to be reduced to a single lane with a one-way traffic flow eastbound between Shenton Road and Stirling Road.


Due to the extension of traffic arrangements, street parking on Claremont Crescent East will continue to be restricted.


Residents allocated parking permits will be able to park where signage specifies on the northern side of the carpark adjacent to The Goods Shed.


The project team is working closely with the Town of Claremont to undertake landscaping in mid-2021.

Planting choice will be suitable to the local climate, native, waterwise and endemic to the area.

The choice of trees on Claremont Crescent West will be decided in consultation with the METRONET Noongar Reference Group and residents on this street.

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