Burwood railway station, Sydney

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Burwood
Burwood railway station.jpg
Station statistics
Address Railway Parade, Burwood
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°52′38″S 151°06′16″E / 33.87729°S 151.10432°E / -33.87729; 151.10432Coordinates: 33°52′38″S 151°06′16″E / 33.87729°S 151.10432°E / -33.87729; 151.10432
Elevation 64.9 metres (213 ft)
Line(s) Main Suburban line
Connections Bus
Distance 10.62 km (6.60 mi) from Central
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 6 (2 Island, 2 side)
Tracks 6
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BWD
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Opal Active
Website Link
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping or Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore, Northern & Western Line
towards Hornsby or Berowra
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay

Burwood is a major station on the Main Suburban railway line in the suburb of Burwood in Sydney. The station is located on Burwood Road, close to major shops and schools, and has platforms on all six of the tracks through the station. The station concourse is below the platforms with access to Burwood Road. Burwood is served by Sydney Trains North Shore, Northern & Western Line and Airport, Inner West & South Line.

Burwood is the 15th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 13,480 passengers boarding per day.

History[edit]

The first Burwood station, was opened on 26 September 1855[1] at a site at ground level on the west side of Burwood Road. The station was moved in 1892 to the current location on the east side of Burwood Road and along Railway Parade in Burwood when the line was quadruplicated. The line through Burwood was sextuplicated in 1922, and a second subway was constructed at the eastern end of the station.[2] This subway closed after 1985. In 2009 and 2010, the station underwent a significant refurbishment to address high levels of congestion at times of high patronage. Work included an expanded concourse with extra ticket barriers, new toilets and lifts to the platforms.[3] The upgrade was completed in mid 2010.

Platforms and services[edit]

Platforms 5 & 6 looking towards Sydney CBD direction
The concourse

The station is served by six to eight trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 not in regular use faces 'up main' tracks, trains pass without stopping May be used during service disruption or trackwork
2 not in regular use faces 'down main' tracks, trains pass without stopping May be used during service disruption or trackwork
3
all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond
4
all stations and limited stops and peak hour express services to Epping via Strathfield, Richmond, Penrith or Emu Plains
5
all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle
6
all stations to Homebush

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses runs the following routes via Burwood station:

Transdev NSW runs the following routes via Burwood station:

Punchbowl Bus Company runs the following routes via Burwood station:

NightRide runs the following routes via Burwood station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway Preston R.G. NSW Rail Transport Museum ISBN 0-909862-13-3
  2. ^ Historical Notes on Main Suburban Line Vol.1 State Rail Authority 1981
  3. ^ "Burwood Station Easy Access upgrade to commence". CityRail. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2009.