Cabramatta railway station

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Cabramatta
Cabramatta Station.jpg
Northbound view in April 2008 before the Southern Sydney Freight Line was added to the right
LocationRailway Parade, Cabramatta
Coordinates33°53′42″S 150°56′20″E / 33.8949°S 150.9388°E / -33.8949; 150.9388Coordinates: 33°53′42″S 150°56′20″E / 33.8949°S 150.9388°E / -33.8949; 150.9388
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main South
Distance28.43 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeCAB
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened1870
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)8,060 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank29
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Leppington
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
towards Liverpool
T3
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle
towards Leppington
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Richmond

Cabramatta railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T5 Cumberland line services.

History[edit]

Cabramatta station opened in 1870 on the Granville to Liverpool section of the Main South line.[2] On 8 October 1924, Cabramatta line became a junction station when another branch of the Main South line opened from Sefton, joining the existing line just north of the station.

In April 1996, the junction was upgraded from a low speed one with an 80 km/h speed limit. To make the higher speeds possible, the track centres have been widened from 4 metres at the platforms to about 12 metres at the diamond crossing at the heart of the junction. Longer points were installed.[3]

As part of the Southern Sydney Freight Line project, a third line was built behind the eastern side of the station. Due to limited space, an overhead concourse was constructed to replace a building on platform 2. The new concourse opened in 2011, the line in December 2013.[4][5][6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via Granville
services to Central & the City Circle via Bankstown
services to Quakers Hill , Schofields and Richmond
2 services to Leppington
services to Liverpool
services to Leppington and Liverpool

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates one route to and from Cabramatta station:

Transit Systems Sydney operate five routes to and from Cabramatta station:

Cabramatta station is served by one NightRide route:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Cabramatta Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest May 1996 page 41
  4. ^ Cabramatta Station Upgrade Gartner Rose
  5. ^ We wanted to make sure we got it right': new rail line opens ... three years late Sydney Morning Herald 21 January 2013
  6. ^ New Line to Reduce Congestion on Sydney Rail Network Opens Archived 18 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine Australian Rail Track Corporation 21 January 2013
  7. ^ "Transdev NSW route S1". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "Transit Systems route 805". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Transit Systems route 807". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Transit Systems route 815". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Transit Systems route 816". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Transit Systems route 817". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "N50 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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