Summer Hill railway station

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Summer Hill
Summer Hill Railway Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address Carlton Crescent & Grosvenor Crescent
Summer Hill
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°53′26″S 151°08′22″E / 33.89055°S 151.13951°E / -33.89055; 151.13951Coordinates: 33°53′26″S 151°08′22″E / 33.89055°S 151.13951°E / -33.89055; 151.13951
Line(s) Main Suburban line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 7.03 km (4.37 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 3 (1 Island, 1 side)
Tracks 6
Other information
Electrified 1927
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SMH
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Opal Active 2013
Website Sydney Trains Link
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Southern entrance

Summer Hill railway station is located in Summer Hill, a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The station is located on the Main Suburban railway line and is served by Airport, Inner West & South Line trains of the Sydney Trains network. While there are six tracks through Summer Hill, only 3 tracks have platforms and only 2 of those 3 are currently in use. The line is accessed via a subway with lifts and stairs to the three platforms.

Summer Hill is the 62nd most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 3610 passengers boarding per day.

History[edit]

The railway station opened on 15 September 1879.[1] The line was quadruplicated in 1892[2] with platforms provided on all four tracks- two side platforms and an island platform. In 1927, the line was sextuplicated in association with electrification works, and the northernmost island platform (facing the Down Main) was removed to allow construction of the two additional tracks.[3] In 2004, Summer Hill was provided with Easy Access lift facilities which are accessed from the subway. Initial plans from the then State Rail Authority called for a new overhead footbridge to access the station however this was opposed by locals on both aesthetic and access grounds, and the plans were subsequently altered to the current arrangement.[4] The station was fitted with electronic signboards in 2010.

Facilities[edit]

The station is fitted with Easy Access lifts connecting to both platforms, as well as a lift connecting Grosvenor Crescent to the underground subway. The Carlton Crescent entrance is accessible by ramp. The station has a ticket vending machine, a ticket window, electronic signboards and toilets (located on platform 1/2) accessed with a key supplied by the stationmaster. Both platforms have vending machines selling drinks, and platform 1/2 has a vending machine selling snacks.

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 not in regular use Trains may stop during trackwork.
2
All stations services to Central and the City Circle Some limited stops peak hour services
3
All stations services to Homebush Some limited stops peak hour services

Transport links[edit]

NightRide route N50 serves Summer Hill (Railway Terrace near Lackey Street)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway Preston, R.G. NSW Rail Transport Museum ISBN 0-909862-13-3
  2. ^ N.S.W. Railways Passenger Services 1880-1905 Australian Railway History, Vol 56, No. 810, April 2005 p141
  3. ^ Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April 2001 p128.
  4. ^ Summer Hill station, new plans lodged. APT, NSW, 2 May 2002.

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