Newtown railway station, Sydney

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Newtown
Newtown Railway Station Side Entrance.jpg
Station front in December 2012
Location King Street, Newtown
Coordinates 33°53′53″S 151°10′46″E / 33.89792°S 151.17952°E / -33.89792; 151.17952Coordinates: 33°53′53″S 151°10′46″E / 33.89792°S 151.17952°E / -33.89792; 151.17952
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 3.10 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 6
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code NTN
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 September 1855
Rebuilt 10 January 1892
29 October 2012
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Homebush
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
(limited services)
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
(Peak hour only)
towards Circular Quay

Newtown railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Newtown. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & South line services.

History[edit]

Former station entrance in December 2006

The original Newtown station opened on 26 September 1855 with the opening of the Main Suburban line.[1] It was located to the west of King Street, about where the former Crago's Flour Mills now stand. Mortuary facilities were provided from 1875.[2][3]

The line through Newtown was quadruplicated in 1892,[4] and a new station was built at the present location. This station consisted of two side platforms and an island platform in the centre. The site of the original station became a goods yard. The track through Newtown was sextuplicated in 1927 in association with electrification works.[5] As part of the works, the northern side platform and the island platform on the middle pair of tracks were taken out of use and demolished, while the southern side platform was modified and converted into the current island platform.[2][3]

On 29 October 2012, a new entrance to the station was opened, constructed as part of a major upgrade to the station and surrounding precinct. The upgrade work included demolition of the existing platform building, replacing the platform surface and canopies, and the construction of a new concourse featuring lifts and enhanced stair access to the platform.

The existing access to the platform, via a single narrow flight of stairs connected to a heritage entrance building on King Street, was closed but retained as an emergency exit. Several buildings were refurbished and converted to retail use, including the former entrance building.[6][7][8]

Configuration[edit]

The station features a single island platform located in a shallow cutting, served by one pair of tracks. The entrance is adjacent to a small public plaza located just off King Street. The area used to be the forecourt of the former Newtown Tram Depot, the tram shed lies disused to the east of the station entrance.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle [9]
2
services to Homebush
Peak hour services to Campbelltown
One weekday service to Liverpool via Regents Park & one early Sunday morning service to Campbelltown
[9]

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses operate ten routes via Newtown station:

Newtown station is also served by three NightRide routes:[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newtown Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Janette Pelosi. "Transport in Newtown". City of Sydney. 
  3. ^ a b Newtown Railway Station Group and Former Tram Depot NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "NSW Railway Passenger Services 1880-1905" Australian Railway History Vol 56 No 810 April 2005 page 141
  5. ^ "Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin April 2001 page 128
  6. ^ New Newtown Station Opens Rebuilding the Nation 29 October 2012
  7. ^ New-look Newtown station South Sydney Herald 29 November 2012
  8. ^ Newtown Railway Station Caldis Cook Group
  9. ^ a b T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  10. ^ Route 352 timetable Sydney Buses 27 April 2014
  11. ^ Route 355 timetable Sydney Buses 18 March 2013
  12. ^ Route 370 timetable Sydney Buses 20 October 2013
  13. ^ Route 422 timetable Sydney Buses 28 January 2015
  14. ^ a b c Routes 423, L23 and 426 timetable Sydney Buses 28 January 2015
  15. ^ a b Routes 428 and L28 timetable Sydney Buses 21 March 2010
  16. ^ Route M30 timetable Sydney Buses
  17. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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