Epping railway station, Sydney

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Epping Railway Station 3.JPG
Langston Place exit in November 2007
Location Beecroft Road, Epping
Coordinates 33°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 by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 23.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms 5 (2 island, 1 side)
Tracks 5
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code EPG
Website Transport for NSW
Opened 17 September 1886
Rebuilt 7 October 1899
23 February 2009
Electrified Yes
Previous names Field of Mars
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Hornsby
North Shore and Northern Line
via Macquarie University
towards Central
Terminus T1
Northern Line
via Strathfield
towards Central
Preceding station   Sydney Metro   Following station
towards Tallawong
towards Chatswood
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Epping railway station is located on the Main Northern and Chatswood-Epping lines, serving the Sydney suburb of Epping. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern and NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services.


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.[1][2]

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.[3][4]

To the north of the station, an additional track is being laid as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project. This is scheduled to be completed in 2016.[5]

In 2019, Epping will become part of the Sydney Metro Northwest line between Chatswood and Tallawong. This will involve the underground platforms being fitted with platform screen doors.[6] As a result, the Northern Line will change 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.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
Weekday morning peak services to Sydney Central via Strathfield [8]
Services to & from Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon
Terminating services to & from Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [9]
Services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills [10]
services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle [8]
Services to Penrith & Emu Plains via Macquarie Park & North Sydney Ends September 29, 2018
city bound services arrive and depart from aboveground platforms from September 30, 2018 [10]
Services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills Ends September 29, 2018
city bound services arrive and depart from aboveground platforms from September 30, 2018 [9]

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:


Track layout prior to construction of the Epping to Chatswood line


  1. ^ Epping Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Epping Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Station work is on track" MX 9 February 2007 page 2
  4. ^ CityRail - Epping to Chatswood rail link CityRail
  5. ^ Epping to Thornleigh Third Track Transport for NSW
  6. ^ Planning starts to convert Epping to Chatswood rail line to rapid transit Transport for NSW 19 September 2014
  7. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest February 2007
  8. ^ a b "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  9. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  10. ^ a b "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ "State Transit route 286". Transport for NSW. 
  12. ^ "State Transit route 290". Transport for NSW. 
  13. ^ "State Transit route 291". Transport for NSW. 
  14. ^ "State Transit route 295". Transport for NSW. 
  15. ^ a b "State Transit route M54". Transport for NSW. 
  16. ^ "State Transit route 546". Transport for NSW. 
  17. ^ "State Transit route 549". Transport for NSW. 
  18. ^ "State Transit route 541". Transport for NSW. 
  19. ^ "Hillsbus route 630". Transport for NSW. 
  20. ^ "N80 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 

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