Marrickville railway station

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Marrickville
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Station statistics
Address Illawarra Road, Marrickville
New South Wales, Australia
Line(s) Bankstown line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 6.58 km (4.09 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1895
Station code MRV
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains Link
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
T3
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle

Marrickville is a Sydney Trains railway station on the Bankstown Line. Located in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville, it serves a residential area. It has three platforms, only two of which are used for passenger traffic. One platform faces the Metropolitan Goods Line which parallels the Bankstown line at this point, and is fenced off.

Upgrades[edit]

On 30 March 2013 the government announced that it would deliver a multi-million dollar upgrade at Marrickville Station, making the busy station more accessible for customers as part of the $770 million Transport Access Program. Lifts, new stairs and ramps, upgrades to the concourse, installation of CCTV cameras, increased lighting and improvements to the interchange and bicycle parking facilities wpuld be considered as part of a package of improvements at the station, subject to feasibility.[1] On 27 May 2014 it was announced work would begin to install two new lifts, a new concourse and stairs as part of a $32 million upgrade for Marrickville Station.[2] Further information is available at the Transport for NSW update page for Marrickville

Platforms and services[edit]

As of the new Sydney Trains timetables on Sunday the 20th of October 2013: on weekdays the station is served by four 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 four trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle via Sydenham
2
all stations and limited stops services to Lidcombe or Liverpool via Bankstown

Accessibility[edit]

Platform 2 (outbound trains) is directly accessible from Station Street. However, Platform 1 (inbound trains) must be accessed by stairs from Illawarra Road, which crosses the railway line at the western end of the station. This does not allow for Easy Access for wheelchairs.

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses runs two routes via Marrickvile station:

NightRide runs one route via Marrickville railway station:

History[edit]

The main station building was completed in 1895 as part of the construction of the Bankstown line. The brick buildings are nearly identical to the stations at Belmore and Canterbury on the same line. The platform 2 building was constructed in 1911 as part of the expansion of the line. The station structures have been listed as of historical and aesthetic significance by the NSW government. The main building "represents the period of transition from the boom time of the 1880s to the standardisation of NSW railway building design from the 1890s onwards", while the platform two booking office "has local aesthetic and technical significance because it exemplifies the particular design and style of timber booking structures erected by the NSW Railways between 1910 and the 1950s." [3]

Originally, Illawarra Rd passed over the railway line at a level crossing. The overhead road bridge was installed when the tramway was extended along Illawarra Rd in 1913.

Gallery[edit]

Trackplan[edit]

Track Arrangement at Marrickville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marrickville Station set for major upgrade Transport for NSW 30 March 2013
  2. ^ Work to begin on Marrickville Station makeover Transport for NSW 27 May 2014
  3. ^ "Marrickville Railway Station Group". NSW Deptartment of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°54′51″S 151°09′15″E / 33.91408056°S 151.1540778°E / -33.91408056; 151.1540778