Parramatta railway station

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Parramatta
Parramatta railway station platforms from Westmead end.jpg
Station statistics
Address Darcy Street, Argyle Street
New South Wales, Australia
Line(s) Main Western railway line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 23.21 km (14.42 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Parking No
Other information
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PAR
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Sydney Trains
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Schofields
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Campbelltown
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

Parramatta Railway Station is the main station in Sydney's satellite city of Parramatta. It serves the Parramatta central business district and the surrounding area. The station lies on the Main Western railway line and is served by trains of the Western Line and Cumberland Line on the Sydney Trains network, and NSW TrainLink on the Blue Mountains Line and Country services operating between Sydney and Dubbo and Broken Hill. The Indian Pacific is the only passenger train that does not stop at Parramatta station.

Parramatta is the 4th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 30,070 passengers boarding per day.

History[edit]

Parramatta station is one of Sydney's oldest. Sydney's first line connected Sydney and Parramatta Junction near Granville and opened on 26 September 1855. It was extended to the current Parramatta station on 4 July 1860.[1]

The station was proposed to link to Chatswood via the Parramatta Rail link; however, with the demise of the link between Parramatta and Chatswood with the line cut to Epping, the station was given a major upgrade nonetheless. In late 2003 work began on a new transport interchange which linked the station to the neighbouring Westfield Parramatta, Sydney's largest shopping centre. The works included upgrading the station, providing more access to commuters, and constructing a new bus interchange. On 19 February 2006 the interchange was opened to the public.

Platforms and services[edit]

The station is served by twelve to fifteen trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.[2]

Indicator boards at Parramatta station in peak hour
Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond Mainly used during weekday peak hours
Blue Mountains Line intercity services to Sydney Terminal.
NSW TrainLink Western country services to Sydney (1 per day, 2 on Tuesdays)
2
all stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Blacktown. Mainly used during weekday peak hours
Blue Mountains Line intercity services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria and Lithgow via Katoomba.
NSW TrainLink Western country services to Dubbo (1 per day) and Broken Hill (1 per week)
3
all stations and limited stops services to Central, then Chatswood and beyond
all stations services to Campbelltown via Liverpool.
4
all stations and limited stops services to Richmond, Penrith and Emu Plains via Blacktown.
all stations services to Schofields.

Station configuration[edit]

Aerial view of the station in 2007

The station consists of a centre island platform (platforms 2 and 3) and 2 side platforms (platforms 1 and 4). The western end sits atop a viaduct above street level. The entry concourses are slightly below the street level. The western concourse connects to shops and the bus interchange, which caters for local bus services as well as services for the Liverpool-Parramatta Rapid Bus Transitway and North-West T-way (T-Ways). A set of trailing points on the eastern side of the station side allows 'down' trains on the Down Main track to terminate on platform 4 and return towards the city on the 'Up Main' track. Likewise, a set of trailing points on the western side allows 'Up' trains on the Up Main track to terminate on platform 3 and return towards the west on the 'Down Main' track.

Parramatta is an Easy Access station.

Transport links[edit]

Parramatta Station Bus Interchange

Parramatta Transport Interchange

STAND A2:

  • 520 - Early morning and night time service - to Circular Quay via UWS Rydalmere, Ermington, West Ryde, Ryde, Gladesville and Drummoyne (Sydney Buses)
  • M52 - to Circular Quay limited stops via UWS Rydalmere, Ermington, West Ryde, Ryde, Gladesville and Drummoyne (Sydney Buses)
  • 521 - Weekdays and Saturday service - to Eastwood via UWS Rydalmere, Park Road (Rydalmere) and Mobbs Lane (Sydney Buses)
  • 523 - Weekdays and Saturday service - to West Ryde via UWS Rydalmere, Ermington Shops and Cowells Lane (Ermington) (Sydney Buses)
  • 524 - to West Ryde via UWS Rydalmere, South Street (Rydalmere), Ermington Shops and Melrose Park (Sydney Buses)
  • 525 - to Burwood via UWS Rydalmere, Newington, Olympic Park and Strathfield (Sydney Buses)
  • 545 - to Chatswood via Dundas Valley, Eastwood, Macquarie Park and North Ryde (Sydney Buses)
  • 547 - 3 services each weekday - to Macarthur Street Loop (Sydney Buses)
  • 829 - Hassle Free Nights (Friday and Saturday) service - to North Parramatta via Marsden Street and Church Street (Transit Systems Sydney)
  • N60 - Night time service - to Town Hall via Granville, Strathfield and Leichhardt (NightRide)
  • N70 - Night time service - to Town Hall via Strathfield and Leichhardt (NightRide)
  • N71 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday night time service - to Town Hall via Strathfield and Leichhardt (NightRide)

STAND A3:

STAND A4:

STAND B1:

  • 906 - Weekdays and Saturday service - to Fairfield via Harris Park, Granville, Excelsior Street (South Granville) and Old Guildford (Transdev NSW)
  • 907 - to Bankstown via Woodville Road, Villawood, Bass Hill Plaza and Yagoona (Transdev NSW)
  • 909 - to Bankstown via Harris Park, Parramatta Road, Auburn Station, Regents Park and Potts Hill (Transdev NSW)
  • M91 - to Hurstville via Granville, Blaxcell Street (South Granville), Chester Hill, Yagoona, Bankstown, Padstow and Peakhurst (Transdev NSW)

STAND B2:

STAND B4:


Darcy St:

After 7pm all buses depart from Nightsafe Stands A2 and B2

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Parramatta

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main West Line Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 2 February 2007. 
  2. ^ Sydney Train Timetables Sydney Trains retrieved 29 December 2014
  3. ^ Route 603 Hillsbus 24 January 2015

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694