Is this a UBD error or was it once a station for industrial area or railway employees?
I remember reading about a platform on the line just north of the Rockingham Road overpass, around where the triangle is for trains heading out to the CBH silos and CSBP, etc....... I have seen pictures of it as well, being a basic wooden stilt platform, but I have no idea where I saw it now........ I recall it being used for passenger trains a long time ago, but it seemed to be more based on shift worker trains, which seemed to run around the shift times for the big companies round the area.......
How's that for a vague non-answer?
Hopefully someone can shed some proper light on this, for the both of us!
The only regular passenger service south of Robbs of which I am aware was during the 1920s, when workers trains ran to the never completed naval base which was being built near Woodmans Point. Apparently the low level concrete platforms are still in existence.
From memory (it has been a few years since I last looked) if you turn West from Cockburn Road onto O Kane Court and travel a few hundred metres there is a large bitumised area. The Platform was about 300metres to the NNW. It was as I recall on the alignment of a siding that ran south through the explosives depot, through a now removed gate in the southern boundary of the depot and either into or just past the WW2 Naval store which is now a boat shed. When I first visited the explored the area in 1975 the rail access to the shed through the depot had been cut (although the track was still in place south of O Kane Court) and rail access to the shed was from a long branch which left Coogee station and ran parallel to the main line for before swinging SW at a point opposite the lighthouse. I never saw any traffic moving on this branch, although I recall in the 60s and 70s there was a string of old four wheel bitumen tank wagons (?JXAs?) parked in the siding. I was once informed that they ran a shuttle from Cockburn cements seaside sand sucking plant at woodman Point to Soundcem, but were replaced a sand pipeline was built connecting to two.
West Midland was renamed not that long ago, at a guess to associate it with the adjacent area (being the suburb Woodbridge), especially seeing as there is no suburb of West Midland.
Two out and back trains each day leaving Fremantle at 8am and 5 pm.