Lidcombe railway station

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Lidcombe Railway Station 1.JPG
Station statistics
Address Railway Parade, Lidcombe
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′50″S 151°02′43″E / 33.863875°S 151.0451917°E / -33.863875; 151.0451917
Line(s) Main Southern railway line
Connections Bus
Distance 16.61 km (10.32 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
1 island
2 dock
Tracks 5
Parking No
Other information
Opened 1858
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code LDC
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Opal active
Formerly Haslams Creek
Website Link
Passengers () 10340 per day
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Terminus Olympic Park Sprint Line
towards Lidcombe
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
Western Line
towards Central
towards Campbelltown
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Bankstown
Bankstown Line

Lidcombe railway station is a major junction station on the Sydney Trains metropolitan railway network of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia and is located in the suburb of Lidcombe. It is the junction point of the Main Western and Main Southern railway lines. Lidcombe is served by the T1 Western Line and the T2 South Line, and is the present terminus of the T7 Olympic Park and T3 Bankstown lines. Lidcombe is the 21st most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 10,340 passengers boarding per day.


Lidcombe station opened in 1858 with four platforms during the construction of the railway line through the area. At that time is was called Haslams Creek after Samuel Haslam, a local landowner. When in 1867 land was set aside for a cemetery nearby the residents renamed the locality Rookwood. The official name of the station was changed in 1878. By the turn of the century the Necropolis was also called Rookwood so in 1914 the station name was changed again to Lidcombe.[1]

In 1999, Platform 0 was constructed as part of the Olympic Park line works. In 2010 an extra platform for terminating City via Bankstown trains was opened.[2] This was built as part of the CityRail Clearways Project which was intended to untangle the various lines and make the network simpler to operate. In conjunction with a companion project at Homebush, operation of the Bankstown line was separated from the former Inner West line in October 2013. The changes resulted in the discontinuation of almost all services to Liverpool via Regents Park.

Platforms and service[edit]

Lidcombe has 6 platforms: five for ordinary suburban services, and one for the shuttle between Lidcombe and Olympic Park - officially Platform 0 but known simply as the 'Olympic Park Sprint Platform'. Three lifts facilitate Easy Access for wheelchairs. The station is served by eleven to sixteen trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
Shuttle services to Olympic Park
Express service stopping Strathfield, Redfern, Central. One service per weekday.
All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond. Mainly used during weekday peak hours.
All stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Parramatta and Blacktown Mainly used during weekday peak hours.
All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond.
Limited stop services to Central and the City Circle.
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 Granville.
Terminating services, all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle via Bankstown and Sydenham.

Bus services[edit]

Sydney Buses runs one route via Lidcombe station:

Transdev NSW runs three routes via Lidcombe railway station:

NightRide runs the following routes via Lidcombe station:



Trackplan at Lidcombe prior to Clearways completion


  1. ^ "Main South Line". Retrieved 31 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Lidcombe turnback Railpage Australia

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