Bankstown railway station

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Bankstown
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
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BAK
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 14 April 1909
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
T3
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.

History[edit]

Eastbound view in November 2007
Opening in 1909

Bankstown station opened on 14 April 1909, when the Bankstown line was extended from Belmore.[1][2][3] 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.

Upgrades[edit]

In December 2013, planning approval was granted for an upgrade project including the installation of new stairs, ramps, canopies and ticket barriers.[4] Work commenced in July 2014 with the work scheduled for completion in 2015.[5]

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.[6] 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 [6]
2
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool [6]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE in March 2011

Punchbowl Bus Company operates six routes via Bankstown station:

Sydney Buses operate one route from Bankstown station:

Transdev NSW operate 15 routes via Bankstown station::

Bankstown station is served by one NightRide route:[27]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bankstown Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Bankstown Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ The Railways Arrive Bankstown Council
  4. ^ Bankstown Station Upgrade gets the go ahead Transport for NSW 23 December 2013
  5. ^ Work starting on $10 million Bankstown Station upgrade Transport for NSW 22 July 2014
  6. ^ a b c "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b "Routes 939 and 941 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Route 940 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Route 944 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Route 945 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 29 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Route 946 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Route 487 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Routes 905 and S4 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Route 907 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Routes 908 and S2 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Routes 909 and S3 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Route 911 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Routes 913 and 914 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 28 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Routes 922 and S5 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Routes 923 and 924 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Route 925 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Route 926 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Route 962 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Route M90 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Route M91 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Route M92 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  27. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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