Revesby railway station

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Revesby
Revesby Railway Station southern entrance broad.jpg
Station statistics
Address Blamey Street, Revesby
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°57′09″S 151°00′53″E / 33.95243889°S 151.0148194°E / -33.95243889; 151.0148194
Line(s) East Hills railway line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 20.96 km (13.02 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1931
Electrified Yes (1939)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code RSY
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Link
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T2
Airport Line
towards Circular Quay

Revesby railway station is the main intermediate terminus on the Airport Line of the Sydney Trains network. It serves the Sydney suburb of Revesby. Revesby features two island platforms and is serviced by both all-stations and faster limited-stop trains.

History[edit]

Revesby railway station opened with the rest of the East Hills railway line in December 1931.[1] The original configuration was an island platform served by a single track. The line was electrified in 1939. In 1956 a crossing loop was opened. It was not until 1987 that the line was fully duplicated through Revesby, in association with the construction of the extension from East Hills to the Main South Line at Glenfield.

Revesby station in 2009. The first platform (3) provided by the upgrade has been completed. Construction has yet to begin on the second platform. The black fence to the right marks the boundary for the future Platform 4.

The Rail Clearways Program of the early 21st century saw the station's role change significantly, with plans to considerably boost capacity of the East Hills line by creating two centre turnbacks at the station to replace a side turnback at East Hills, and quadruplicating the line from Kingsgrove to Revesby. In 2006, construction commenced on a second island platform and a replacement footbridge with Easy Access for wheelchairs via lifts. Platform 3 opened in 2008, providing through services to the west. The existing platform 2 became a centre turnback with only a few services initially using the facility.[2] In October 2009 the timetable changed, and Revesby replaced East Hills as the major intermediate terminus. Platform 4 opened in April 2013 at the completion of the quadruplication works. The concourse was also built at this time.

Platforms and services[edit]

On weekdays the station is served by six 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
Limited stops services to Central and the City Circle via the Airport or Sydenham
2
Terminating services
All stations services to Central and the City Circle via the Airport
Turnback platform
3
Occasional trains to Macarthur. Trains to Macarthur also pass through this platform
4
All stations to Macarthur. XPT, Xplorer and Southern Highlands line trains pass through occasionally.

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW runs four routes via Revesby railway station:

NightRide runs one route via Revesby railway station:

Gallery[edit]


See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "East Hills Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 3 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Airport & East Hills Line timetable changes". CityRail. Retrieved 28 December 2008. [dead link]

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