Hurstville railway station

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Hurstville
Hurstville Central 2008.jpg
Station statistics
Address Ormonde Parade, Hurstville
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°58′02″S 151°06′09″E / 33.967259°S 151.102368°E / -33.967259; 151.102368
Elevation 216 feet (66 m)
Line(s) Illawarra railway line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 14.84 km (9.22 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground (built over)
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1884
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code HVL
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website [1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5.412 million[1] Decrease 1.2%
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Hurstville railway station is a major station on the Illawarra railway line in the southern suburb of Hurstville, serving a residential and large commercial district. It is served by the suburban Illawarra and the interurban South Coast Line. The station marks the end of the four track section from Illawarra Junction at Redfern; the line continues as two tracks south from this point. Several sidings to the south of the station allow stabling of passenger trains during off-peak periods.

Hurstville station is covered almost over its entire length by the Hurstville Central (formerly Hurstville Supercentre) shopping centre, one of the first suburban stations in Sydney to receive such treatment of its overhead airspace. Access to the station is now through this mall, which was refurbished in 2007-8. The station is arranged as two island platforms and is served by both stairs and lifts. Hurstville was one of the first suburban stations to receive LED passenger information boards on the platforms in the early 1990s, these have now been replaced by standard LCD screens. Located nearby is Westfield Hurstville, bus interchanges (serviced by Sydney Buses, Punchbowl Bus Company and Transdev NSW) and a significant enclave of office towers. A second entrance to the station is further west along Forest Road and connects to the bus interchange which is located between Woodville Road and Forest Road.[2]

History[edit]

The Illawarra line opened through Hurstville in 1884.[3] Electrification to Oatley occurred in the 1920s and this was the first section of electrified line in Sydney. In 1965, the Supercentre shopping mall was built above the platforms, the original station buildings survived underneath until demolished during refurbishment in the early 1990s. The Supercentre became quite run down over the years before redevelopment into the present 'Hurstville Central' shopping centre in the late 2000s. New stores opened in the centre including Coles, a seafood store and butcher, a Chinese supermarket and an internet cafe. Stores that had been in the former Supercentre (for example Duffy Bros) have re-opened. There have previously been plans to build several residential towers above the station[4] but these plans have been shelved over concerns about the integrity of overhead supports in the event of a derailment.[5]

In 1920 five people were killed when two trains collided while one was shunting at the station.[6]

Platforms and services[edit]

All scheduled passenger services that pass through Hurstville stop there. It is also the main terminating point for local all-stations services that operate to Bondi Junction on weekdays.

Basic service consists of six suburban trains per hour in each direction, with four proceeding to and from Cronulla and two proceeding to and from Waterfall. In addition one to two South Coast Interurban/Intercity services per hour operate in each direction. Service frequency increases during peak periods, with up to 18 services an hour operating towards the city in the morning peak.[7]

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
All Stations Service to Bondi Junction via Central. Some Peak-Hour Limited Stops Trains stops here. Weekends city circle trains (ending at town hall) stop here.
South Coast Line Intercity services to Central (i); peak hour intercity services to Bondi Junction via Central
2
All stations and some limited stops services to Mortdale, Sutherland, Cronulla and Waterfall; terminating services, all stations and limited stops services to Bondi Junction via Central Some Peak-Hour Limited Stops Trains stops here.
South Coast Line Intercity services to Thirroul, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto and Kiama via Wollongong
3
All stations (Weekends/Off-Peak Only) and Limited stops services to Bondi Junction via Kogarah and Central
South Coast Line Intercity services to Central (i); peak hour intercity services to Bondi Junction via Central
4
All stations (Weekends/Off-Peak Only) and Limited stops services to Penshurst, Mortdale, Jannali, Sutherland, Cronulla and Waterfall
South Coast Line Intercity services to Thirroul, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto and Kiama via Wollongong

Bus services[edit]

Sydney Buses:

Punchbowl Bus Company:

Transdev NSW:

NightRide runs the following routes via Hurstville railway station:

Before refurbishment[edit]

Current[edit]

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Hurstville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Train Bureau of Transportation Statistics Retrieved 2010-05-29
  2. ^ A big step forward for Master Plan as Council acquires essential property sites Hurstville city council. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  3. ^ "History of Hurstville". Hurstville City Council. Retrieved 23 December 2006. 
  4. ^ "On track - railway views drawing developers' gaze". Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Sept 2003. 13 September 2003. Retrieved 23 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Safety risk stops rail apartments". Sydney Morning Herald, 4 Dec 2004. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2007. 
  6. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 August 1920. p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15903931 |url= missing title (help). 
  7. ^ "Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line". Cityrail. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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