Arncliffe railway station

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Arncliffe railway station platforms from footbridge.JPG
Northbound view in September 2012
Location Firth Street, Arncliffe
Coordinates 33°56′11″S 151°08′51″E / 33.93632778°S 151.1474028°E / -33.93632778; 151.1474028Coordinates: 33°56′11″S 151°08′51″E / 33.93632778°S 151.1474028°E / -33.93632778; 151.1474028
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 8.42 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code ACL
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 15 October 1884
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Arncliffe railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Arncliffe. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services.


Arncliffe station opened on 15 October 1884 on the same date as the Illawarra line from Redfern to Hurstville with two side platforms.[1]

In 1906, the northbound platform was converted to an island with a new northbound track. The former northbound track (current Platform 2) became the southbound track, with the former southbound platform (current Platform 3) disused until it too was converted to an island platform in 1923 as part of the quadruplication of the Illawarra line from Wolli Creek to Rockdale. A 60-metre tunnel length existed to the south of the station, but was opened out and a bridge to carry Forest Road built in 1923.[2][3]

In April 2015, work to install four new lifts at Arncliffe station commenced.[4] This was completed in September 2016.[5] In May 2015, work commenced on the construction of a pedestrian tunnel below the Illawarra line 300 metres north of the station. It opened in October 2016.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Bondi Junction [7]
services to Cronulla & Waterfall [7]
services to Bondi Junction [7]
services to Cronulla, Waterfall & Helensburgh [7]

Transport links[edit]

State Transit operate one route via Arncliffe station:


  1. ^ Arncliffe Station
  2. ^ Forsyth JH "Station Information A to F'" State Rail Authority 1997
  3. ^ Arncliffe Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ Arncliffe Station upgrade to start this year Transport for NSW 5 May 2015
  5. ^ Arncliffe Station Upgrade Transport for New South Wales 5 September 2016
  6. ^ Arncliffe Pedestrian Link Ttansport for NSW
  7. ^ a b c d T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line timetable Sydney Trains
  8. ^ Route 473 timetable Sydney Buses

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