Liverpool railway station

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Liverpool
Liverpool railway station 1.JPG
Station front in December 2007
Location Bigge Street, Liverpool
Coordinates 33°55′30″S 150°55′38″E / 33.92495278°S 150.9271556°E / -33.92495278; 150.9271556Coordinates: 33°55′30″S 150°55′38″E / 33.92495278°S 150.9271556°E / -33.92495278; 150.9271556
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance 38.68 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code LPO
Fare zone MyZone 2
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 September 1856
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Terminus T3
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle
towards Campbelltown
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields
towards Leppington
South West Rail Link Terminus

Liverpool railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & South, T3 Bankstown and T5 Cumberland services and the South West Rail Link.

History[edit]

The town (now suburb) of Liverpool on the Georges River was one of the earliest settlements of the colony of New South Wales. The station opened on 26 September 1856 and was an early terminus of the Main South line.[1] Immediately north of Liverpool station, a former branch line crossed the Georges River and entered the Holsworthy military base. The pylons for the bridge over the river have been reused to provide a pedestrian walkway.

In 1929, the line from Central was electrified. Liverpool remained the terminating point for electric services until the wires were extended to Campbelltown in 1968. It was also a calling point for regional services until the 1990s.

In 1965, one person was killed and three were injured when a freight train collided with a stationary electric passenger train at Liverpool station.[2]

In 2000, the station underwent a major easy access upgrade with the provision of passenger lifts to the platforms, a new passenger concourse, toilets and a refurbishment of the heritage building on platform 1.[3] In January 2013 the Southern Sydney Freight Line to the east of the station opened.

Platforms and services[edit]

Northbound view from Newbridge Road in December 2007 before construction of Platform 4 and the Southern Sydney Freight Line

The station has four platforms. Platforms 1 and 4 serve the Airport, Inner West & South and Cumberland lines, and platforms 2 and 3 serve as a terminus for Bankstown line trains. Platform 4 opened in January 2014 as part of the Rail Clearways Program.[4][5] Previously platform 2 was the main southbound platform with platform 3 used for turnbacks.

This station is serviced by four to six trains per hour each way, two to four on the Inner West & South Line and two on the Bankstown Line, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. Cumberland Line trains operate only on weekdays. During off-peak hours on weekdays, Inner West & South Line services towards Campbelltown terminate at Glenfield. This means that services to and from Campbelltown are only served by Cumberland Line trains.

From 8 February 2015, Liverpool is the terminus of a half-hourly shuttle from Leppington, branded as the South West Rail Link.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
all stations & limited stops services to Central & the City Circle via Granville [7]
all stations services to Blacktown & Schofields weekdays only[8]
2
terminating services, returning as all stations & limited stops services to the City Circle via Bankstown [9]
South West Rail Link terminating services, returning as shuttle services to Leppington [10]
3
terminating services, returning as all stations & limited stops services to the City Circle via Bankstown [9]
4
all stations & limited stops services to Glenfield & Campbelltown [7]
all stations services to Campbelltown weekdays only[8]

Transport links[edit]

Bus Interchange as seen from the concourse

Liverpool railway station has a busy bus station opened in 2000 attached to it.[3] This acts as a hub for buses serving the local area, and also as the terminus of the Liverpool to Parramatta T-Way operating mostly on a dedicated bus roadway. It is also a calling point for Greyhound Australia services to Canberra and Melbourne, and Prior's Scenic Express service to Moruya.[11][12]

Local bus services from the Liverpool Bus Interchange are operated by Transit Systems Sydney,[13] Interline,[14] Transdev NSW[15] and NightRide.[16] Before 13 October 2013 Sydney Metropolitan Bus System Contracts region 3 routes now operated by Transit Systems were operated by Area 3 Management Company consisting of Baxter's Bus Lines (until September 2006 only),[17] Busabout, Hopkinsons, Metro-link and Westbus as well as Western Sydney Buses.[18] Before 1 June 2014 some the Sydney Metropolitan Bus System Contracts region 2 routes now operated by Interline were operated by Busabout.[19]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liverpool Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Liverpool, NSW: Train Crash". Emergency Management Australia. Retrieved 30 December 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "St Leonards and Liverpool Station Openings" Railway Digest April 2000 pages 10, 12
  4. ^ "Liverpool Fourth Platform Project". TIDC. Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2007. 
  5. ^ Liverpool Turnback Transport for New South Wales January 2014
  6. ^ South West Rail Link opens to customers in February 2015 Transport for NSW 2 January 2015
  7. ^ a b T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  8. ^ a b T5 Cumberland Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  9. ^ a b T3 Bankstown Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  10. ^ South West Rail Link timetable Sydney Trains 8 February 2015
  11. ^ Timetables Greyhound Australia
  12. ^ Scenic Express Prior's
  13. ^ Transit System timetables Transit Systems
  14. ^ Interline Timetables Interline Bus Service
  15. ^ South Western Sydney Timetables Transdev NSW
  16. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW
  17. ^ Baxter's Bus Lines August 2006 Home Page. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  18. ^ Transit Systems awarded Sydney buses contract Transit Systems 7 November 2012
  19. ^ More than 60 new buses and improved customer service with new bus contracts Transport for NSW 29 August 2013

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