Lidcombe railway station
|Address||Railway Parade, Lidcombe
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||Main Southern railway line|
|Distance||16.61 km (10.32 mi) from Central|
|Passengers ()||10340 per day|
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.
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. 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
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.
|0||Shuttle services to Olympic Park|
|1||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.|
|2||All stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Parramatta and Blacktown||Mainly used during weekday peak hours.|
|3||All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond.|
|Limited stop 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 Granville.|
|5||Terminating services, all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle via Bankstown and Sydenham.|
Sydney Buses runs one route via Lidcombe station:
Transdev NSW runs three routes via Lidcombe railway station:
- Route 925 - to Bankstown and East Hills.
- Route 915 - to University of Sydney Cumberland Campus (Operates Monday to Thursday during semesters at the University of Sydney Cumberland campus only.)
- Route M92 - between Parramatta and Sutherland
NightRide runs the following routes via Lidcombe station:
- Route N50 - between Liverpool and City (Town Hall)
- Route N60 - between Fairfield Station and City (Town Hall)
- Route N61 - between Carlingford Station and City (Town Hall) (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only)