Granville railway station

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Granville
Granville-NSW-RailwayStation.jpg
Station statistics
Address Bridge Street, Granville
New South Wales, Australia
Line(s) Main Suburban line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 21.22 km (13.19 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Parking No
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GAV
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Link
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central

Granville railway station is a major station in the Sydney suburb of Granville. The station is at the junction of the Western railway line and the Old Main South line and is served by trains of the North Shore, Northern & Western Line and Inner West and South Line on the Sydney Trains network, and some NSW TrainLink Intercity trains on the Blue Mountains Line. It has traditionally served as a transfer station, a role that has been diluted somewhat since the opening of the Cumberland Line in 1996.

Granville is the 42nd most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 5990 passengers boarding per day.

History[edit]

The station in 1890.
Memorial Plaque commemorating the Railway Disaster
A kiosk is on Platforms 3 and 4 selling hot food, snacks and drinks.

The station opened in 1860 as Parramatta Junction, and is close to the original terminus of the first railway line in New South Wales which was completed in 1855.[1] Granville Junction lies immediately to the west of the station and is the junction point of the Main Western Line and the original Main South Line, now referred to as the Old Main South after the opening of the Lidcombe-Cabramatta bypass.

On 18 January 1977, the Granville railway disaster, Australia's worst rail disaster, occurred resulting in the death of 83 people, about 200 m west of the station.[2]

In 1996, the "Y Link' track between Harris Park and Merrylands stations opened, allowing direct services between the two stations via the Cumberland Line and removing the need to interchange at Granville. In the 2000s Cumberland Line services were cut back to a few weekday peak hour trains, meaning Granville remained an important interchange point. In October 2013 Cumberland Line trains were restored to a half hour frequency on weekdays but do not operate on weekends.

Platforms and services[edit]

The platforms.

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

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond Mainly used during weekday peak hours
Blue Mountains Line intercity services to Central (i)
2
all stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Parramatta and Blacktown Mainly used during weekday peak hours
Blue Mountains Line intercity services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria and Lithgow via Parramatta
3
all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond
all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle
4
all stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Parramatta and Blacktown
all stations and limited stops services to Glenfield and Campbelltown via Merrylands

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW run three routes via Granville railway station:

NightRide runs one route via Granville railway station:

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Granville

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Granville railway station. NSWrail.net. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  2. ^ Granville Rail Disaster. Granville Historical Society. Retrieved 17 June 2009.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 33°50′00″S 151°00′45″E / 33.83320278°S 151.0124583°E / -33.83320278; 151.0124583