Perth suburban headways/timetables before electrification?

 
  threestationsq Beginner

How frequently did trains on the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle suburban lines run before they were electrified in the early 90s?   http://www.austta.org.au/times198.html says there were about 60 trains a day on each line as of 1984, but was that every 20 minutes all day or concentrated in the peaks or what?  And was service more or less frequent than that back in the 60s and 70s? Thanks.

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  Mouse Chief Train Controller

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There's an extract from a 1989 Armadale Line timetable included at 10:55 in the following video:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG1xySQP470

Basically there's a train approximately every 7 minutes at peak (split across two stopping patterns, similar to the Fremantle and Midland lines today) and every 20 minutes off peak, with a limited service at night.

The Midland (or Bellevue as it was at the time) and Fremantle lines ran a similar 20-minute frequency upon dieselisation in 1954, but Armadale (according to Rail Heritage WA's Marble Bar to Mandurah book) languished at 40 minutes until around the 80s when the Fremantle line was closed.
  threestationsq Beginner

Thank you, exactly what I wanted to know!

Did frequent suburban services on the Fremantle line originally continue south towards Coogee etc or did they always mostly end at Fremantle?
  witzendoz Junior Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
Thank you, exactly what I wanted to know!

Did frequent suburban services on the Fremantle line originally continue south towards Coogee etc or did they always mostly end at Fremantle?
threestationsq
Passenger rains ran past Fremantle Many years ago, I'm guessing 1940's, to at least South Beach, not the closed station there now but around where the park is.  There also used to be trains running from Kalamunda to South Beach as sea side excursions, I have seen an old photo somewhere.  The only other time passenger trains run past Fremantle was during the America's Cup, or again excursions.  Link.
  threestationsq Beginner

I know some trains ran south from Fremantle to South Beach, Coogee and even Kwinana until the 1960s or even later.  My question was whether these were just infrequent country and excursion trains or whether the frequent commuter service Mouse described also continued south of Fremantle in the 50s and 60s.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

There are no passenger trains listed south of Fremantle in my Suburban (1966) or South West Railway (1965) WTTs.
  X Class Locomotive Fireman

There's an extract from a 1989 Armadale Line timetable included at 10:55 in the following video:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG1xySQP470

Basically there's a train approximately every 7 minutes at peak (split across two stopping patterns, similar to the Fremantle and Midland lines today) and every 20 minutes off peak, with a limited service at night.

The Midland (or Bellevue as it was at the time) and Fremantle lines ran a similar 20-minute frequency upon dieselisation in 1954, but Armadale (according to Rail Heritage WA's Marble Bar to Mandurah book) languished at 40 minutes until around the 80s when the Fremantle line was closed.
Mouse
Just watched the video.  Brought back some memories.  A lot of changes since then, especially around the CBD and foreshore.
The cars certainly were different then.  Thanks for uploading it.

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