The new Yarloop Station was opened to the public on August 30 2018, by the Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia.
The new station will improve the experience of Transwa passengers travelling to or from Yarloop on the Australind service, which operates twice daily between Bunbury and Perth.
The upgrade included replacing the existing low-level platform with a raised platform fully compliant with Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) standards. The six-metre-long platform is fully sheltered, accessible via ramp or stairs, and has seating for three people. Lighting was also installed to meet DDA requirements.
As part of the project, the existing station access road and car park were also upgraded to current standards. Two car bays and one accessible (ACROD) bay were created, along with associated line marking and bollards, new kerbing and bitumen surface. Accessible paths were also installed between the existing pedestrian level crossing, the car park, and the new platform.
The old loading ramp opposite the station has been retained for its heritage value and was fenced as part of the project.