Glenfield railway station, Sydney

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Glenfield
Glenfield Railway Station Concourse Exterior.jpg
Location Railway Parade, Glenfield
Coordinates 33°58′20″S 150°53′35″E / 33.972215°S 150.89307°E / -33.972215; 150.89307Coordinates: 33°58′20″S 150°53′35″E / 33.972215°S 150.89307°E / -33.972215; 150.89307
Elevation 23.2 metres
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
East Hills
South West
Distance 33.03 km (20.52 mi) from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 5
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GFD
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 6 September 1869
Rebuilt 27 March 1891
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T2
Airport and East Hills Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Campbelltown
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields
towards Leppington
South West Rail Link
Terminus
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Goulburn
Southern Highlands Line
Terminus

Glenfield railway station is a junction station serving the Sydney suburb of Glenfield. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Airport, T2 South, T5 Cumberland and South West Rail Link services. It is also served by limited NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services.

Configuration[edit]

The station lies on the Main South line. Five hundred metres north of the station the East Hills line joins, while south of the station the South West Rail Link branches off.

History[edit]

Platform 3 in 1968
New concourse in December 2012

The station opened on 6 September 1869, about ten years after the opening of the Main South line. The initial platform was located north of the current station, being relocated to its current position on 27 March 1891.[1] Originally the station consisted of two side platforms.

A junction station[edit]

The role of Glenfield changed significantly with the opening of the East Hills to Glenfield extension of the East Hills line on 21 December 1987, which joins the Main South line just north of Glenfield station. The platform buildings were substantially redeveloped at this time.

An additional track was opened to the west of the station in 1995 as part of the Glenfield - Ingleburn passing loop.[2] This unelectrified track was used by freight and long distance passenger trains. In December 2012, the track was incorporated into the Southern Sydney Freight Line and became freight only.

In 1996, as part of the Y-link works at Granville which created the Cumberland line, Glenfield gained an extra platform (the current platform 1). Platform 1 was created as a side turnback for terminating trains via Liverpool by converting the existing side platform for Central bound trains in to an island platform.

A hub for South West Sydney[edit]

Glenfield is served by trains operating to and from the north, south, east and west

Glenfield station received further redevelopment and expansion as a result of the construction of the South West Rail Link to Leppington.[3] Upgrades in the Glenfield area included the construction includes new car parks, a bus interchange, a new overhead concourse with lifts, a new platform and the replacement of a flat junction between the Main South and East Hills lines with a grade separated junction. A new temporary ticket office was constructed opposite the station in the Magee Lane car park. This served as the ticket office until the construction work at the station was completed. A temporary footbridge provided access to the station after the original eastern entrance was closed. In June 2014, once work was completed, the East Hills line flyover opened, platform 1 became a through platform and platform 4 was brought in to service, creating two island platforms.

Construction of the line to Leppington commenced in the second quarter of 2010. This included a flyover just south of Glenfield to take the new line over the existing lines. The line opened on 8 February 2015.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle via Granville
services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby
[4]
[5]
NSW TrainLink services to Central [6]
2
services to Central & the City Circle via Granville
services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby
[4]
[5]
services to Schofields [7]
South West Rail Link services to Liverpool [8]
3
services to Campbelltown & Macarthur
terminating services to & from Central & the City Circle via Granville
[4]
[5]
services to Campbelltown [7]
South West Rail Link services to Leppington [8]
4
services to Campbelltown & Macarthur [4]
services to Campbelltown [7]
NSW TrainLink services to Moss Vale & Goulburn [6]

Transport links[edit]

Interline Bus Services operate six routes via Glenfield station:

Glenfield station is served by one NightRide route:[12]

Trackplan[edit]

1996-2012 configuration

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenfield Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ The Glenfield - Ingleburn Passing Loop Project Railway Digest August 1994
  3. ^ South West Rail Link Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  4. ^ a b c d T2 Airport Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  5. ^ a b c T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  6. ^ a b Southern Highlands Line timetable NSW TrainLink 18 April 2015
  7. ^ a b c T5 Cumberland Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  8. ^ a b South West Rail Link timetable Sydney Trains 8 February 2015
  9. ^ a b Routes 864 and 867 timetable Interline 8 February 2015
  10. ^ a b c Routes 870-872 timetable Interline 8 February 2015
  11. ^ Route S9 timetable Interline 8 February 2015
  12. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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