East Hills railway station
|Address||Park Road, East Hills
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||East Hills railway line|
|Distance||24.03 km (14.93 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||3 (1 island, 1 side)|
East Hills is a railway station on the East Hills railway line, at East Hills in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. It was the original terminus of the line, hence the line bears its name. The station is served by the Sydney Trains Airport Line.
The original station opened in the 1930s as the terminus of the East Hills line. It had a brick building on an island platform in the style of other stations on the East Hills line. The line was single track from Riverwood and unelectrified at opening with electrification following in 1939.
A new station was built south-east of the original station as part of the extension of the line to the Main South Line at Glenfield, New South Wales opening in August 1987 with the original station closed and demolished.
The current station is of concrete and steel construction, with a ramps down from platform level to the entrance and booking office below. Following the extension, East Hills became the main intermediate terminus and an interchange point between all stops and limited stops trains. In addition to the two through tracks (platforms 2 and 3), a side terminating track (platform 1) was provided. A disadvantage of the side layout of the terminating platform is that trains arriving in the turnback platform obstructed Sydney bound trains from Campbelltown, as terminating trains crossed over the 'up' (towards Sydney) track to reach the terminating platform. A new centre turnback at Revesby opened in 2009 as part of the Rail Clearways Program, which ended East Hills' role as the primary intermediate terminus.
Platforms and services
The standard service is four trains per hour during weekday peak hours in each direction and two trains per hour at other times. Trains are usually express services between Campbelltown and the city. The terminating platform at East Hills is used occasionally and during disruptions.
From 20 October 2013, on weekdays the station is served by two trains per hour in each direction for most of the day, with additional trains provided during peak hours; on weekends the station is served by two trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.
|1||services to Central and the City Circle via the Airport or Sydenham||terminating platform, infrequently used|
|2||services to Central and the City Circle via the Airport or Sydenham|
|3||services to Glenfield, Campbelltown and Macarthur|
Transdev NSW runs three routes to and from East Hills railway station:
- Route 922 - to Bankstown via Milperra
- Route 924 - to Bankstown
- Route 925 - to Bankstown then Lidcombe
NightRide runs one route via Padstow railway station:
- Route N40 - to City (Town Hall)
Notes and references
- "East Hills Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 3 January 2007.
- "East Hills" Railway Digest November 1987 page 365