Bankstown railway station

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Bankstown railway station 20180929 01.jpg
Southern entrance in September 2018
General information
LocationNorth Terrace, Bankstown
Coordinates33°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
Elevation30 metres (98 ft)
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Distance18.72 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 (1 island)
Structure typeGround
Other information
  • Weekdays:

Staffed: 24/7

  • Weekends and Public Holidays:
Staffed: 24/7
Station codeBWU
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened14 April 1909
201820,070 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Yagoona Bankstown Line Punchbowl
Future service
Preceding station TfNSW M.svg Sydney Metro Following station
Terminus M1 Metro North West Line Punchbowl
toward Tallawong

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.


Northern entrance

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 and completed in 2015.[6]

Sydney Metro City & Southwest[edit]

Transport for NSW is currently extending the Sydney Metro to Bankstown, with a delayed opening date of 2025.[7] Before the extension opens, the line between Bankstown and Sydenham will close, so that the nine intermediate stations can be converted for driverless Metro operation. Sydney Trains will continue to run services between Bankstown station and the Main Southern railway line to the west.

As part of the project, Bankstown station will be upgraded to have an additional at-grade station entrance at the eastern end of the existing platforms, which will align with The Appian Way and Restwell Street.[8] The new entrance will also provide access to Sydney Metro platforms, which will be built east of the new entrance over the road connection between North and South Terraces. The existing station entrance will be retained and the existing platforms is proposed to be retained and extended westwards. The former parcels office, as well as a crossover at the eastern end of the station, will be removed for construction.[9]

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 and trains to Lidcombe no longer return via Strathfield. In the past, there were also limited services to Blacktown via a loop connection to the Main Western line near Lidcombe.

Currently services operate to Lidcombe and Liverpool on an alternate basis.[10] To the west of the station, lies a headshunt to allow trains to terminate. This facility is only used by a few trains each night and during trackwork, as at other times, there are no trains scheduled to terminate at Bankstown.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle [10]
2 services to Lidcombe & Liverpool [10]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE in March 2011

Punchbowl Bus Company operates six routes via Bankstown station:

Transdev NSW operate 14 routes via Bankstown station::

Transit Systems operate one route from Bankstown station:

Bankstown station is served by one NightRide route:


W↑ to Yagoona
Current platforms
Platforms under construction (crossover removed for construction)
E↓ to Punchbowl


  1. ^ Transport Performance and Analytics (21 December 2018). "Train Station Entries and Exits 2016 to 2018". Train Station Entries and Exits Data. Open Data: Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  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 Archived 21 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 23 December 2013
  6. ^ Work starting on $10 million Bankstown Station upgrade Archived 21 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 22 July 2014
  7. ^ Service, NSW Department of Customer (21 June 2022). "Budget delivers transport future and jobs for communities | NSW Government". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Sydenham to Bankstown Upgrade – Bankstown Station modification report". Department of Planning, Infrastructure & Environment – Major Projects Portal. Sydney Metro. May 2020. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Bankstown Station Design & Precinct Plan" (PDF). 3 September 2021.
  10. ^ a b c "T3: Bankstown line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 939". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 940". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 941". Transport for NSW.
  14. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 944". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 945". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 946". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ "Transdev NSW route 905". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "Transdev NSW route 907". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "Transdev NSW route 908". Transport for NSW.
  20. ^ "Transdev NSW route 909". Transport for NSW.
  21. ^ "Transdev NSW route 911". Transport for NSW.
  22. ^ "Transdev NSW route 913". Transport for NSW.
  23. ^ "Transdev NSW route 922". Transport for NSW.
  24. ^ "Transdev NSW route 923". Transport for NSW.
  25. ^ "Transdev NSW route 924". Transport for NSW.
  26. ^ "Transdev NSW route 925". Transport for NSW.
  27. ^ "Transdev NSW route 926". Transport for NSW.
  28. ^ "Transdev NSW route M90". Transport for NSW.
  29. ^ "Transdev NSW route M91". Transport for NSW.
  30. ^ "Transdev NSW route M92". Transport for NSW.
  31. ^ "Transit Systems route 487". Transport for NSW.
  32. ^ "N40 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

External links[edit]

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