Concord West railway station

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Concord West
Concord West railway station.JPG
Northbound view from Platform 2 before the station was rebuilt
Location Queen Street, Concord West
Coordinates 33°50′55″S 151°05′08″E / 33.848715°S 151.085535°E / -33.848715; 151.085535Coordinates: 33°50′55″S 151°05′08″E / 33.848715°S 151.085535°E / -33.848715; 151.085535
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 14.54 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code CDW
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 1 September 1887
Rebuilt 26 October 2014
Electrified Yes
Previous names Concord
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping
T1
Northern Line
towards Central

Concord West railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Concord West. It is served by the Sydney Trains T1 Northern Line services.

History[edit]

Concord West station was opened on 1 September 1887 as Concord.[1] In March 1892, a second platform was added when the Main Northern line was duplicated. In June 1909, it was renamed Concord West. In 1911, a third line was laid to the west of the station and a signal box added, with a platform face added by 1940.[2][3][4]

During the 2000 Olympics, Concord West was used as an alternate station to access Sydney Olympic Park for services from the Central Coast, with the platforms being extended to enable Intercity trains to make an additional stop. A temporary footbridge and an extra station exit were also provided, but were removed after the Olympics.[3]

Platform 4 is signalled for bi-directional working, and for a time was used as the Sydney stopping point for the now-defunct Great South Pacific Express. It is primarily used by freight trains.

A fourth track was laid to the east of the existing tracks as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project. As part of these works, Concord West received an Easy Access upgrade and an additional platform. A new overhead concourse with lifts opened on 26 October 2014, replacing the existing concourse.[5][6] The existing eastern platform was converted to an island platform. The new platform (numbered 1) opened on 9 June 2015 and the existing platforms were renumbered.[7][8]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
no booked services mainly used by passing freight trains
2
services to services to Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [9]
3
services to Epping [9]
4
occasional use only mainly used by passing freight trains

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Department of Railways Research and Information Section (1966) Railway Quiz (Department of Railways) p11
  2. ^ Concord West Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b Concord West Railway Station Group & Park NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ North Strathfield Rail Underpass Historic Heritage Impact Assessment Transport for NSW
  5. ^ "Signalling & Infrastructure" Railway Digest November 2014 page 43
  6. ^ Upgraded Concord West Stationconcourse is now open Transport for NSW
  7. ^ Concord West Station Transport for NSW
  8. ^ "Weekly Notice 21" Sydney Trains May 2015 page 11
  9. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 

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