Thomas Street, Perth

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Thomas Street

General information
Type Road
Length3.3 km (2.1 mi)
Route number(s)
Tourist routes Tourist Drive 200 (Kings Park)
Major junctions
Southwest endAustralian state route 61.svgAustralian Tourist Drive 200.svg Winthrop Avenue (State Route 61 / Tourist Drive 200), Shenton Park
 
  • Australian state route 64.svg Rokeby Road (State Route 64)
  • Australian Tourist Drive 200.svg Kings Park Road (Tourist Drive 200)
  • Australian state route 65.svg Hay Street (State Route 65)
  • Australian state route 65.svg Roberts Road (State Route 65)
  • Australian state route 65.svg Wellington Street (State Route 65)
Northeast endAustralian state route 61.svg Loftus Street (State Route 61), West Leederville
Location(s)
Major suburbs Subiaco, West Perth

Thomas Street is a major northeast-southwest road in the Perth suburbs of Subiaco and West Perth , connecting Winthrop Avenue with Loftus Street. These roads, together with London Street further north, form State Route 61, [1] which links Crawley with West Perth and Yokine.

Subiaco, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Subiaco (known colloquially as Subi) is an inner western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, north-west of Kings Park. Its local government area is the City of Subiaco.

West Perth, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

West Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.

Winthrop Avenue road in Perth, Western Australia

Winthrop Avenue is a major north-south road in the Perth suburbs of Nedlands and Crawley. For most of its length, the road travels alongside the south-western edge of Kings Park, connecting Thomas Street with Stirling Highway, Mounts Bay Road, and the University of Western Australia's Crawley campus. It is the southernmost section of State Route 61, which links Crawley with West Perth and Yokine.

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History

The road is named after James Thomas, the Director of Public Works 1876 to 1884. [2] [3]

James Henry Thomas was a civil engineer who was Director of Public Works in Western Australia from 1876 to 1884.

A railway station, to be located at the corner of Thomas Street and Subiaco Road, was proposed in 1892. [4] [5] There were mixed responses from the public, [6] [7] but the construction costs would have been too expansive due to the steep grade. [8] [9] [10] An alternative site was selected nearby, at Kimberley Street. [10] West Leederville railway station opened there on 12 July 1897. [11]

West Leederville railway station railway station in Perth, Western Australia

West Leederville station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Fremantle line, 2.7 kilometres from Perth station on the boundary between West Leederville and Subiaco. It was the main station for the former Subiaco Oval containing a special event platform no longer in use.

In 1939, there were calls for the road to be rebuilt and upgraded to dual carriageway standard in the vicinity of Kings Park. [12] In 1940, a plan for construction of the second carriageway was announced by the King's Park Board, the Perth City Council and the Subiaco Municipal Council. [13] The councils would be jointly responsible for the building of the road, with the King's Park Board responsible for the clearing of vegetation. [13] The resumption of a strip of land along the edge of the park needed for the works was approved by an Act of Parliament. [13]

Kings Park, Western Australia park in Western Australia

Kings Park is a 400.6-hectare (990-acre) park overlooking Perth Water and the central business district of Perth, Western Australia.

Route description

Thomas Street's southern terminus is a traffic light controlled intersection with Winthrop Avenue and Aberdare Road in Shenton Park, at the north-eastern corner of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, where Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is located. The road follows the edge of Kings Park for 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) as a six lane dual carriageway, heading in a north-easterly direction to West Perth. North of Kings Park, Thomas Street narrows to a four lane single carriage, with a narrow median strip. It forms the boundary between Subiaco to the west and West Perth to the east of the road. After 600 metres (2,000 ft), the street passes by Princess Margaret Hospital, located between Hay Street and Roberts Road. This section is also part of State Route 65 westbound. The road's northern terminus is situated 600 metres (2,000 ft) further northeast, at its intersection with Loftus Street and Railway Parade. The major intersections along the road are controlled by traffic lights, with the exception of Murray Street. [14] [15]

The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), commonly known as just QEII, is a medical campus in Perth, Western Australia, situated in the suburb of Nedlands directly adjacent to Kings Park. It contains Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the Perth Children's Hospital, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, and various smaller facilities.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital hospital in Perth, Western Australia

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) is a teaching hospital located in Nedlands, Western Australia.

Dual carriageway type of road

A dual carriageway or divided highway is a class of highway with carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation. Roads with two or more carriageways which are designed to higher standards with controlled access are generally classed as motorways, freeways, etc., rather than dual carriageways.

Major intersections

Kings Park Road

King's Park Road is situated in West Perth in Western Australia. It was once known as Brooking Street. It runs as a boundary between the suburbs of West Perth and Kings Park, from the west end of Malcolm Street to the corner of Bagot Road, Subiaco and Thomas Street, West Perth.

Hay Street, Perth street in Perth, Western Australia

Hay Street is a major road through the central business district of Perth, Western Australia and adjacent suburbs. The street was named after Robert William Hay, the Permanent Under Secretary for Colonies. Sections of the road were called Howick Street and Twiss Street until 1897. One block in the central business section is now a pedestrian mall with extremely limited vehicular traffic, so that it is necessary to make a significant detour in order to drive the entire length of Hay Street.

Murray Street, Perth street in CBD of Perth, Western Australia

Murray Street is one of four main east-west roads within the Perth central business district.

See also

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References

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  2. "Street Names" (PDF). City of Subiaco. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain) (1885), Excerpt, Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. lxxx, session 1884-85, part ii, The Institution, retrieved 8 December 2012
  4. "DEPUTATIONS TO THE PREMIER". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 14 July 1892. p. 3. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
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  7. "NEWS AND NOTES". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 17 August 1895. p. 5. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  8. "THE NORTH PERTH RAILWAY STATION". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 June 1893. p. 3. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  9. "THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA". The Inquirer & Commercial News . Perth: National Library of Australia. 30 June 1893. p. 23. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  10. 1 2 "STATION SITE AT LEEDERVILLE". The Daily News . Perth: National Library of Australia. 29 February 1896. p. 7. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  11. "WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 July 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  12. "KING'S PARK". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 August 1939. p. 15. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  13. 1 2 3 "KING'S PARK". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 27 September 1940. p. 9. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  14. 2011 UBD Perth and Surrounds Street Directory. Australia: Universal Publishers Pty Ltd. 2011. pp. Maps 268, 287. ISBN   978 0 7319 2653 4.
  15. Google (8 December 2012). "Thomas Street, Perth" (Map). Google Maps . Google. Retrieved 8 December 2012.

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