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1976 to 2000

1976 November 12 Westrail Centre officially opened
1978 December 22 Belmont Park Station opened (renamed from Goodwood)
1979 September 1 Suburban passenger services ceased on the Perth-Fremantle Line
1980 July 2 Kelmscott bus/rail transfer station opened
1983 July 29 Re-opening of the Perth-Fremantle suburban passenger line
1983 October 30 Low level platform at Midland commissioned
1984 February 28 Removal of Claisebrook Station to Bennet Brook Railway, Whiteman Park
1984 May New livery for Prospector
1985 May 28 Last Australind service to and from the old Bunbury Station
1985 May 29 Opening of the new Bunbury Passenger Terminal
1986 August 31 Transperth becomes an offical trading name
1987 November 5 Inauguration of the new Australind
1988 WA Government announced it would electrify the suburban rail system.
1988 November 14 Executive service on the Australind commenced
1989 Government announced it would build a new rail line along the Mitchell Freeway to the northern suburbs. 
1989 November 14 Premier Peter Dowding hammered in the first spike of the Northern Suburbs Railway from Perth to Joondalup
1990 August 5 Electric power switched on to the suburban system
1991 August 1 Official opening of the latest North Fremantle Station (services actually commenced using the new station from 28 July)
1991 September Electrified system commenced full operation on Armadale, Fremantle and Midland lines
1992 Joondalup line opened
1993 Planning, coordination and policy functions for public transport transferred from the Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust to the Department of Transport
1993 March   Electrified system extended to Currambine
1994–1998 Competitive tendering of bus and ferry services and call centre/information services.
1998 July Decision made by Cabinet to separate and dispose of Westrail’s Freight Business
1999 December Enabling legislation for the construction of the Southern Suburbs Railway south of Glen Iris to Mandurah Passed (under Department of Planning and Infrastructure)
2000 December 17 WAGR freight business sold to the Australian Railway Group along with the Westrail name and logo


 


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