Campbelltown railway station

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Campbelltown Railway Station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 3 in December 2012
General information
LocationHurley Street, Campbelltown
Coordinates34°03′49″S 150°48′52″E / 34.063659°S 150.814347°E / -34.063659; 150.814347Coordinates: 34°03′49″S 150°48′52″E / 34.063659°S 150.814347°E / -34.063659; 150.814347
Elevation67 metres (220 ft)
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main South
Distance41.4 kilometres (25.7 mi) from Central
Platforms4 (1 island, 1 side, 1 bay)
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCAM
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened17 May 1858
201812,780 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Airport & South Line Leumeah
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Macarthur Southern Highlands Line Terminus
Southern Highlands Line
Limited morning & evening services
toward Central
toward Griffith or Canberra
NSW TrainLink Southern Line
Griffith or Canberra Xplorer
Moss Vale
toward Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern Line
Melbourne XPT

Campbelltown railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Campbelltown. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South line services and NSW TrainLink services to Moss Vale, Goulburn, Canberra, Griffith and Melbourne.


Historical view of the station

Campbelltown Railway Station was briefly the southernmost extent of Great Southern Railway of New South Wales being situated at the end of the Liverpool to Campbelltown railway extension completed in 1858.

The station opened on 4 May 1858[2] with services commencing 17 May 1858.[3] Preparations for the opening of the railway station commenced after a 3pm meeting at the Court House on 12 March 1858.[4] In the meantime, the railway was progressing towards completion with the Chief Commissioner, Chief Engineer, and railway officials having inspected the progress of station construction on 29 April 1858.[5]

The opening included an afternoon banquet, "with every delicacy upon the table which the colony can produce will be held in the goods station (which has been placed at the disposal of the committee by the Commission).", an evening ball, "upon a scale which would do credit to a much larger town than we can boast of", a band placed on an elevated platform, and separate male and female areas with each area to be waited upon by a man-servant and female respectively.

The revised Great Southern Railway timetable for the opening of the railway listed seven down, and seven up, services; five passenger services, and two mixed services. The journey time from Sydney was 1 hour 45 minutes with 8 stops for a 34-mile journey length. Services from Campbelltown commenced at 6am and finished at 5:30pm.[6] However, soon after opening, the travel time had become 2 hours with services commencing at 6:50am and finishing at 5:45pm and the loss of a goods/mixed service.[7]

Between 1882 and 1963, it was the junction station for the Campbelltown-Camden line.[8]

On 5 May 1968, the Main South line was electrified from Liverpool.[9] It was the extremity of the Sydney suburban network until extended to Macarthur opened in July 1985. However many services still terminate at Campbelltown.

In June 1999, an upgrade to the station including lifts was complete. [10]

In January 2013, the Southern Sydney Freight Line opened on the western side of the station. The station is surrounded by an extensive network of sidings to stable terminating Sydney Trains rolling stock.

Since the second half of 2017, Campbelltown railway station has been served exclusively by the Airport and East Hills line, meaning commuters have to change at Glenfield to travel to either the city via Granville or to Blacktown via the Cumberland Line.[11][12]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 6 morning peak services to Central & the City Circle via Sydenham
4 terminating services from Central & the City Circle via Sydenham
2 terminating services from Central & the City Circle via the Airport
2 services to Central & the City Circle via Wolli Creek [14]
morning services to Central (1 weekday, 2 weekend)[15]
services to CentralSet down only[16]
3 services to Macarthur [14]
1 evening service to Moss Vale
1 evening service to Goulburn
services to Canberra, Griffith & MelbournePick up only[16]
4 services to Moss Vale
1 weekday evening service to Goulburn
Siding lengths not to scale
N↑ To Leumeah
Link to Campbelltown Yard (not shown)
Links to Campbelltown Yard (not shown)
S↓ To Macarthur

To the west of the station is Campbelltown Yard, a large rail yard where trains are parked overnight and during the off-peak. The Southern Sydney Freight Line (leased to Australian Rail Track Corporation) also runs through Campbelltown Station. It has no platforms (as it is a freight line) and passes to the west of Campbelltown Yard. There are also a number of sidings and refuges around Campbelltown. Some of these sidings, such as the perway siding and the goods siding (the two dead ends north of the station), are unelectrified, and rarely used. There are no signals permitting a movement into the perway siding (the northern one), so the catch points must be manually closed after receiving permission from the signaller. The other siding is connected to platform 4, a dock platform used by terminating Southern Highlands line trains. All platforms at Campbelltown are long enough for 8 car suburban trains, with the exception of platform 4, which is around 100m long, enough to fit 4 Endeavour cars.[17]

Transport links[edit]

Bus stop bays on east side of station

Campbelltown Station Bus Interchange

Stand A: Busabout

Stand B: Busabout

Stand C: Picton Buslines

Stand D: Busabout

Stand E: Busabout

Stand F: Busabout

Stand G: Interline West side

Stand H: Interline West side

Campbelltown station is served by one NightRide route:


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  41. ^ "Busabout route 882". Transport for NSW.
  42. ^ "Busabout route 883". Transport for NSW.
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