Epping railway station, Sydney

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Epping
Epping Railway Station 3.JPG
Langston Place exit in November 2007
LocationBeecroft Road, Epping
Coordinates33°46′23″S 151°04′56″E / 33.773172°S 151.082219°E / -33.773172; 151.082219Coordinates: 33°46′23″S 151°04′56″E / 33.773172°S 151.082219°E / -33.773172; 151.082219
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Northern
Sydney Metro Northwest
Distance23.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms5 (2 island, 1 side)
Tracks5
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Underground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeEPG
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened17 September 1886
Rebuilt7 October 1899
23 February 2009
30 September 2018
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesField of Mars
Carlingford
Traffic
Passengers (2018)25,500 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank23
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Hornsby
T9
Northern Line
towards the city
Preceding station   TfNSW M.svg Sydney Metro   Following station
towards Tallawong
M
North West Metro Line
towards Chatswood
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Epping railway station is located on the Main Northern and Sydney Metro Northwest lines, serving the Sydney suburb of Epping. It is served by Sydney Trains T9 Northern Line, NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line, and from mid 2019, Sydney Metro Northwest services.

History[edit]

Epping circa 1920, looking south
Beecroft Road exit circa 2006, this exit has since been rebuilt
Old concourse prior to its demolition in 2006
Transfer concourse
Underground platform

The station opened as Field of Mars on 17 September 1886. It was renamed Carlingford on 5 April 1887, and again to Epping on 7 October 1899 when it moved to its current site.[2][3]

An additional island platform was added in 1928. The centre track was originally a terminating road, and was served by platforms on each side. This was intended as part of John Bradfield's proposed Epping to St Leonards line. A new booking office on the footbridge was added in 1967 after the original wooden structure was destroyed by fire.

In 1979, the centre terminating track was converted to a bi-directional main line with the platform face on the eastern side fenced off. As part of the 2000s upgrading works, the fencing was switched to the opposite platform.

Upgrade works began in 2004 to prepare the station for the Epping to Chatswood railway line. Works included a new concourse and pedestrian overpass, wider platforms, an underground transfer concourse and the addition of two underground platforms for the new line. The new aerial concourse was constructed to the north of the 1967 concourse, which was demolished. The above ground upgrades were completed on 14 April 2007, while the underground concourse and platforms were opened on 23 February 2009 in conjunction with the new line.[4][5]

To the north of the station, an additional track was laid as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project opening in June 2016.[6] The new track opened on 14 June 2016.[7]

In 2019, Epping will become part of the new Sydney Metro Northwest line between Chatswood and Tallawong. This will involve the underground platforms being fitted with platform screen doors.[8] As a result, the Northern line changed again by operating from Hornsby to Central via Strathfield.

Signal box[edit]

Epping signal box opened on 31 October 1928 and operated the interlocking at Epping until its closure on 12 November 2006. The original miniature lever frame was replaced by an NX panel circa 1980. Control of the area was transferred to Strathfield signal box, and then to the new Homebush Control Centre in October 2008.[9]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Weekday morning peak services to Sydney Central via Strathfield [10]
Services to Gordon via Strathfield & North Sydney[11]
2 Terminating services to Gordon via Strathfield & North Sydney [11]
3 Services to Hornsby [11]
services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle Interchange[10]
5 Services to Chatswood [12] Closed, to reopen on 26th May 2019 as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest
6 Services to Tallawong Closed, to reopen on 26th May 2019 as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest

Transport links[edit]

Bus Stands:

Stand A, Cambridge St:

Stand B, Cambridge St:

Stand C, Beecroft Rd (eastbound):

Stand D, Beecroft Rd:

Stand E, Beecroft Rd:

Stand F, Beecroft Rd:

Stand G, Beecroft Rd:

Epping station is served by one NightRide route:

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout prior to construction of the Epping to Chatswood line

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiZGIxNjBiNTMtNjFiZS00NWExLTg1NjgtYWE4Y2FjN2FhZGZiIiwidCI6ImU4OTExYzI2LWNmOWYtNGE5Yy04NzhlLTUyNzgwN2JlODc5MSJ9
  2. ^ Epping Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Epping Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "Station work is on track" MX 9 February 2007 page 2
  5. ^ CityRail - Epping to Chatswood rail link CityRail
  6. ^ Section 5.2.2, Epping to Thornleigh Third Track Environmental Impact Statement NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure
  7. ^ "Weekly Notice 21" Sydney Trains May 2016 page 5
  8. ^ Planning starts to convert Epping to Chatswood rail line to rapid transit Transport for NSW 19 September 2014
  9. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest February 2007
  10. ^ a b "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ a b c "T9: Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "M: Metro North West line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "State Transit route 288". Transport for NSW.
  14. ^ "State Transit route 290". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "State Transit route 291". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "State Transit route 295". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ a b "State Transit route 550". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "State Transit route 546". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "State Transit route 549". Transport for NSW.
  20. ^ "State Transit route 541". Transport for NSW.
  21. ^ "Hillsbus route 630". Transport for NSW.
  22. ^ "N80 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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