Loftus railway station, Sydney
|Line(s)||Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line|
|Distance||26.29 km (16.34 mi) from Central Station|
|Platforms||2 (2 Side)|
|Train operators||Suburban all stops
Suburban limited stops
|Disabled access||Yes (Assisted)|
Loftus railway station is located on the Sydney Trains Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line in the southern Sydney suburb of Loftus. It consists of two side platforms connected by a pedestrian overbridge with ramps. The ticket office and station building is located on the up (citybound) platform. The original station opened in 1886, and the present station in its current location opened in 1979.
Loftus was the former junction of the branch line to the Royal National Park which opened in 1886 and branched off immediately south of the station. The branch line closed in 1991. It has since been converted into a tram line and the connection to the Illawarra Line severed. The tram line operates from the Sydney Tramway Museum, which sits beside the railway station.
Platforms and services
As of the new Sydney Trains timetables on Sunday the 20th of October 2013: on weekdays the station is served by two trains per hour in each direction for most of the day, with additional trains provided during peak hours; and on weekends the station is served by two trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.
Some South Coast line trains also stop here.
|1||all stations and limited stops services to Central and Bondi Junction via Central||some intercity services to Central (i)|
|2||all stations and limited stops services to Waterfall||some intercity services to Thirroul, Wollongong, Dapto or Kiama|
The station has partial Easy Access for wheelchairs.
Transdev NSW operates two routes via Loftus station:
- loftus station. NSWrail.net. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Royal National Park Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 2 February 2007.
- Route 991 timetable Transdev NSW 3 September 2012
- Route 993 timetable Transdev NSW 20 October 2013