St Peters railway station
|Distance from Central Station||3.81 km|
|Altitude (above sea level)||? m|
|Types of stopping trains||Suburban all stops|
|Number of platforms||6|
|Number of tracks||4|
|Platform arrangement||3 Islands (1 unused)|
|Type of station||Ground|
St Peters railway station is part of the Sydney Trains network. Straddling the border of the Sydney suburbs of St Peters and Newtown, it services a residential and industrial area. This station does not have easy access for wheelchairs. St Peters is used by an average of 5180 daily weekday commuters. It is located on Sydney Trains Bankstown Line, with trains from other lines passing through without stopping.
St Peters station opened on 15 October 1884 with the construction of the double-track Illawarra railway line to Hurstville. The line was quadruplicated on 22 June 1913. The station is located in a cutting, and immediately to the east of the station the tracks pass beneath the Princes Highway. The station has two island platforms each serving two tracks, of which only the western one (platforms 1 and 2) is regularly used as a stopping point for passenger trains. The original building on platforms 1 and 2 was demolished in the early 1990s and replaced with modern shelters.
To the west of the station lies a partially built island platform, the result of a plan to expand the tracks between Sydenham and Erskineville to six when the Eastern suburbs line was constructed in the 1970s. However, the plan was not completed and the platform remains unfinished and lacking tracks. The Clearways Project previously envisaged reviving this plan, with stopping trains serving only the newly completed western platform. In November 2008, this project was also cancelled. Historically, trains on all three lines stopped at St Peters, now currently served only by Bankstown line services. St Peters and its neighbouring station, Erskineville, were serviced by all-station East Hills trains until around 1990.
Platforms and services
Currently, only Bankstown Line trains service St Peters station. 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. During trackwork, some Illawarra line trains may stop at St Peters as an additional stop.
|1||all stations services to Central and the City Circle; Airport, Inner West & South Line services pass without stopping|
|2||all stations and limited stops services to Lidcombe or Liverpool via Bankstown; Airport, Inner West & South Line services pass without stopping|
|3||not in regular use||Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line services pass without stopping||trains stop during trackwork|
|4||not in regular use||Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line services pass without stopping||trains stop during trackwork|
Sydney Buses runs three routes via St Peters station:
- Route 308 - between Gresham Street and Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre
- Route 370 - between Coogee and Leichhardt Marketplace
- Route 422 - between Circular Quay and Tempe
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