Summer Hill railway station

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Summer Hill
Summer Hill Railway Station.JPG
Northern entrance in April 2007
Location Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill
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
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 7.03 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 6
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code SMH
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 15 September 1879
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay

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

History[edit]

Southern entrance in October 2004

Summer Hill station opened on 15 September 1879.[1][2] The Main Suburban line through Summer Hill was quadruplicated in 1892,[3] and sextuplicated in 1927 in association with electrification works.[4][5]

As part of the 1892 work, the northern side platform was converted to an island platform and a new platform constructed on the most northern line. The latter was demolished as part of the 1927 works.[5]

In 2004, Summer Hill was provided with lift facilities which are accessed from the subway. Initial plans 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.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle [7]
2
services to Homebush
limited services to Liverpool & Campbelltown
[7]

Transport links[edit]

Summer Hill station is served by one NightRide route:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Summer Hill Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway" Ron Preston New South Wales Rail Transport Museum ISBN 0-909862-13-3
  3. ^ "NSW Railway Passenger Services 1880-1905" Australian Railway History Vol 56 No 810 April 2005 page 141
  4. ^ "Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin April 2001 page 128
  5. ^ a b Summer Hill Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  6. ^ Summer Hill station, new plans lodged Action for Public Transport NSW 2 May 2002.
  7. ^ a b T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  8. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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