Granville railway station
|Address||Bridge Street, Granville
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||Main Suburban line|
|Distance||21.22 km (13.19 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||4 (2 island)|
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.
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. 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.
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
The station is served by six to ten trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.
|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|
Transdev NSW run three routes via Granville railway station:
NightRide runs one route via Granville railway station:
- Route N60 - between Fairfield station and City (Town Hall)
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