Blacktown railway station

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Blacktown
Blacktown railway station platform 6.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 6
Location Main Street, Blacktown, NSW
Australia
Coordinates 33°46′06″S 150°54′26″E / 33.76843°S 150.90735°E / -33.76843; 150.90735Coordinates: 33°46′06″S 150°54′26″E / 33.76843°S 150.90735°E / -33.76843; 150.90735
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Richmond
Distance 34.87 kilometres from Central
Platforms 7 (3 island, 1 side)
Tracks 7
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Major Interchange
Parking 300 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BAK
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 4 July 1860
Rebuilt 14 October 1995
Electrified Yes
Previous names Blacktown Road
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Richmond
towards Schofields
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Campbelltown
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney

Blacktown railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Blacktown. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line services and NSW TrainLink Intercity Blue Mountains Line and regional Central West XPT services.

History[edit]

The station in 1955
The station in 1955
Bus interchange

Blacktown station opened on 2 July 1860 as Blacktown Road with the construction of the Main Western line.[1]

Captain Martindale, the colony's chief engineer, was not happy with work done by contractor John Gibbons and refused to issue a certificate for work done. Not happy with the decision Gibbons told his men to remove three portions of the track near Parramatta. He was arrested and placed in the Parramatta Watch House before being released on bail. Two days later the first train ran into Black Town Road station. The station was renamed Blacktown on 1 August 1862.[1][2]

The station received a major rebuild in the 1990s to a modern glass and steel structure with the addition of an extra platform and the provision of lift access to all platforms. It was opened on 14 October 1995 by Prime Minister Paul Keating. A bus interchange was also built in the triangle between the Main Western and Richmond lines.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Berowra via Gordon [4]
services to Campbelltown [5]
2
services to Schofields & Richmond [4]
services to Schofields [5]
3
terminating services to & from Berowra via Gordon
terminating services to & from Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[4]
terminating services to & from Liverpool & Campbelltown [5]
4
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[4]
5
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
mainly used during weekday peak hours[4]
services to Central [6]
services to Central [7]
6
services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains mainly used during weekday peak hours[4]
services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow [6]
services to Dubbo [7]
7
services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains [4]

Transport links[edit]

Blacktown Station Bus Interchange

Stand 1: NightRide[8] and Free Westpoint Shuttle

Stand 2: Busways

Stand 3: Busways

Stand 4: Hillsbus (706) Busways (752)

Stand 5: Hillsbus (702) and Transit Systems Australia (800/812)

Stand 6: Hillsbus

Stand 7: Busways

Stand 8: Busways

Stand 9: Busways

Stand 11: Hillsbus

Stand 12: Hillsbus

  • 711: to Parramatta via Seven Hills and Wentworthville[26]

Stand 13: Hillsbus

  • 611: to Macquarie Park via M2 Motorway[27]
  • 630: to Macquarie Park via Seven Hills, Baulkham Hills and Epping[27]

Stand 15/16: Busways and Hillsbus (T61)

Stand 17: Busways

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blacktown Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Sharpe, Alan (2000). Pictorial History of Blacktown District. Pictorial Memories Series. Kingsclear Books. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Blacktown Bus/Rail Interchange Opened" Railway Digest December 1995 page 14
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ a b c "T5: Cumberland line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  6. ^ a b "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  8. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW
  9. ^ "Route 750 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Route 754 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Route 753 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Route 756 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Route 706 timetable". Hillsbus. 29 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Route 752 timetable information". Busways. 29 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Route 702 timetable". Hillsbus. 20 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Route 800 timetable" (PDF). Transit Systems. 20 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Routes 812 and 813 timetable" (PDF). Transit Systems. 22 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Route 700 timetable". Hillsbus. 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Route 721 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Route 722 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Route 723 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Route 724 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Route 726 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Route 729 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Route 705 timetable". Hillsbus. 4 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "Route 711 timetable". Hillsbus. 1 August 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Routes 611 and 630 timetable". Hillsbus. 27 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Route 744 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Route S7 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  30. ^ "Route T61 timetable". Hillsbus. 29 June 2015. 
  31. ^ "Route T70 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  32. ^ "Route T71 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  33. ^ "Route T72 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  34. ^ "Route T74 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  35. ^ "Route T75 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 
  36. ^ "Route 743 timetable information". Busways. 27 July 2015. 

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