Ingleburn railway station

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Ingleburn
Ingleburn station.jpg
Station code IGB
Suburb Ingleburn
Street(s) Stanley Road, Ingleburn Road
Distance from Central Station 45.65 km
Altitude (above sea level) 29.3 m
Types of stopping trains Suburban all stops
Suburban limited stops
Number of platforms 2
Number of tracks 3
Platform arrangement 2 side
Type of station Ground
Ticket barriers No
Transfers available Bus
Disabled access Yes (Assisted)
Station facilities Link

Ingleburn railway station is a heritage-listed[1] railway station in the serving the south-western Sydney suburb of Ingleburn. Situated on the Main South Line, it is served by Sydney Trains services on the Airport, Inner West & South and Cumberland lines.[2] Ingleburn is used by an average of 7880 commuters each weekday.[3]

History[edit]

When originally built, the Ingleburn Railway Station was named Macquarie Fields. It was renamed when a new Macquarie Fields Station was built further towards Sydney. Ingleburn was a popular spa resort in the late nineteenth century and the station provided direct services to Sydney and South. It has been in use since 1869.[4] A goods-only track, called the Glenfield- Ingleburn passing loop, was opened to the west of the station in 1995.[5] This track was incorporated into the Southern Sydney Freight Line.

The double-brick building on platform one is historically significant because it demonstrates the evolution of the station from a rural railway station to its role as a well-patronised suburban station. Reflecting the growth and change of the local area, Ingleburn Station is also historically associated with the nearby Ingleburn Army Camp established during World War II by the Commonwealth Government. This is hinted by the additional ticket office window in the heritage building on platform one, which is evidence of the high patronage from the Australian Army during World War II.

The building itself has been altered but it retains a number of internal features such as original seating in the waiting area, ceiling roses, small corrugated steel roof sheeting, cornices and the two leaved, hardwood patent sliding doors to the east and west faces of the northern end of the building. Representative of the designs in vogue at the turn of the twentieth century, Ingleburn Station's historical significance has only grown due to its rarity in the area as most other period station buildings on the suburban section of the Main South Line have since been demolished.[6]

Upgrades[edit]

Construction on major upgrades commenced in April 2014.[7][8][9]

Platforms and services[edit]

There are two platforms at Ingleburn: platform 1 having 'up' services heading towards the city or Schofields, and platform 2 having 'down' services heading towards Campbelltown, and Macarthur.

The station is served by four trains per hour (not evenly spaced) for most of the time, two each on the South and East Hills lines. There are additional trains during weekday peak hours. The Cumberland Line operates only on weekdays.[10]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
all stations and limited stops services to the City Circle via Granville or Revesby
all stations services to Schofields via Parramatta
2
all stations services to Campbelltown and Macarthur
all stations services to Campbelltown

Transport links[edit]

Bus Stop on east side of station

Interline Buses:[11]

NightRide:

Image gallery[edit]

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T2
Airport Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Campbelltown
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=4801088 | Heritage NSW
  2. ^ "CityRail Timetables". CityRail. Retrieved 22 April 2007. 
  3. ^ Robins, R. An uphill battle at the busy railway stations. Sydney Morning Herald, 4–5 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Main South Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  5. ^ Rogers, D. The Glenfield- Ingleburn Passing Loop Project. Railway Digest, August 1994. ARHS (NSW Division).
  6. ^ http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=4801088 Heritage NSW
  7. ^ Station upgrade – Construction commenced April 2014 Transport for NSW 13 November 2014
  8. ^ Ingleburn Station upgrade moves to next stage Transport for NSW 29 July 2013
  9. ^ Major upgrade for Ingleburn Station Transport for NSW 14 September 2012
  10. ^ Ingleburn Station details Sydney Trains
  11. ^ More than 30 new buses for South West Sydney under new bus operators Transport for NSW 4 June 2014

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 33°59′50″S 150°51′53″E / 33.997325°S 150.864722°E / -33.997325; 150.864722