Epping railway station, Sydney

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Epping
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
Chatswood-Epping
Distance 23.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms 5 (2 island, 1 side)
Tracks 5
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code EPG
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 17 September 1886
Rebuilt 7 October 1899
23 February 2009
Electrified Yes
Previous names Field of Mars
Carlingford
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Hornsby
T1
North Shore and Northern Line
via Macquarie University
towards Central
Terminus T1
Northern Line
via Strathfield
towards Central
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central

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.

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.[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 Cudgegong Road. 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
1 services to Central [8]
2
terminating services to & from Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [9]
3
services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills [10]
services to Gosford, Wyong & Hamilton (Newcastle) [8]
5
services to Penrith & Richmond via Macquarie Park & North Sydney [10]
6
services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills [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:[19]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout prior to construction of the Epping to Chatswood line

References[edit]

  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" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  10. ^ a b "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  11. ^ "Route 140 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. October 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Routes 286 - 297 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 11 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Route 295 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Route M54 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 27 April 2014.  (State Transit)
  15. ^ a b "Routes 611 and 630 timetable". Hillsbus. 27 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Route M54 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 27 April 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Routes 546, 549, 552 and 553 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Routes 521, 523, 524 and 541 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 7 June 2015. 
  19. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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