Bankstown railway station

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Bankstown Railway Station 1.JPG
Station front in November 2007
Location North Terrace, Bankstown
Coordinates 33°55′04″S 151°02′05″E / 33.917870°S 151.034640°E / -33.917870; 151.034640Coordinates: 33°55′04″S 151°02′05″E / 33.917870°S 151.034640°E / -33.917870; 151.034640
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Bankstown
Distance 18.72 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BAK
Website Transport for NSW
Opened 14 April 1909
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2013) 8,600 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 28
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle

Bankstown railway station is located on the Bankstown line, serving the Sydney suburb of Bankstown. It is served by Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line services.


Eastbound view in November 2007
Opening in 1909

Bankstown station opened on 14 April 1909, when the Bankstown line was extended from Belmore.[2][3][4] It served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Regents Park on the Main South line in 1928. Opposite platform 2 lies a parcel platform that was used by Electric Parcels Vans until 1966.


In December 2013, planning approval was granted for an upgrade project including the installation of new stairs, ramps, canopies and ticket barriers.[5] Work commenced in July 2014 with the work scheduled for completion in 2015.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Traditionally, services operated in a loop from the city via Sydenham to Bankstown, then on to Lidcombe, returning to the city via Strathfield and the Main Suburban line and vice versa. In more recent years alternate trains on the line were extended to Liverpool station. For a while, direct services operated to Blacktown via a loop connection to the Main Western line near Lidcombe.

Currently services operate to Lidcombe and Liverpool on an alternate basis.[7] To the west of the station, lies a headshunt to enable terminating services to stable.

In 2024 Bankstown station will become the major terminus of both Sydney Metro CBD & Southwest as well as Sydney Trains services which will replace the original Bankstown railway line. This will leave stations between Bankstown, Liverpool and Lidcombe the only lines served by Sydney Trains, while starting and terminating platforms will be used by Sydney Metro.

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

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE in March 2011

Punchbowl Bus Company operates six routes via Bankstown station:

Transdev NSW operate 15 routes via Bankstown station::

Transit Systems operate one route from Bankstown station:

Bankstown station is served by one NightRide route:


Track layout


  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Bankstown Station
  3. ^ Bankstown Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ The Railways Arrive Bankstown Council
  5. ^ Bankstown Station Upgrade gets the go ahead Transport for NSW 23 December 2013
  6. ^ Work starting on $10 million Bankstown Station upgrade Transport for NSW 22 July 2014
  7. ^ a b c "T3: Bankstown line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 939". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 940". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 941". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 944". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 945". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 946". Transport for NSW.
  14. ^ "Transdev NSW route 905". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "Transdev NSW route 907". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "Transdev NSW route 908". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ "Transdev NSW route 909". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "Transdev NSW route 911". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "Transdev NSW route 913". Transport for NSW.
  20. ^ "Transdev NSW route 922". Transport for NSW.
  21. ^ "Transdev NSW route 923". Transport for NSW.
  22. ^ "Transdev NSW route 924". Transport for NSW.
  23. ^ "Transdev NSW route 925". Transport for NSW.
  24. ^ "Transdev NSW route 926". Transport for NSW.
  25. ^ "Transdev NSW route 962". Transport for NSW.
  26. ^ "Transdev NSW route M90". Transport for NSW.
  27. ^ "Transdev NSW route M91". Transport for NSW.
  28. ^ "Transdev NSW route M92". Transport for NSW.
  29. ^ "Transit Systems route 487". Transport for NSW.
  30. ^ "N40 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bankstown railway station at Wikimedia Commons