Flemington railway station

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Flemington railway station 27 August 2017 04.jpg
General information
LocationThe Crescent, Homebush West
Coordinates33°51′54″S 151°04′12″E / 33.86495556°S 151.0698778°E / -33.86495556; 151.0698778Coordinates: 33°51′54″S 151°04′12″E / 33.86495556°S 151.0698778°E / -33.86495556; 151.0698778
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Suburban
Distance14.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeFMG
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Rebuilt25 May 1924
20189,470 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Lidcombe Inner West & Leppington Line Homebush

Flemington railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Homebush West and the markets of Flemington. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line services.


The former concourse

Flemington station opened in 1884. On 25 May 1924, it was relocated further west to its present site when the Main Suburban line was quadrupled from Homebush to Lidcombe.[2][3]

From 1923 until 1972, extensive cattle yards existed opposite the station to the north.[3][4] This was redeveloped as the Sydney Markets in 1975. It included railway sidings for produce trains. These have since been decommissioned. When Enfield Yard was closed for redevelopment in the mid-1990s, the sidings became a locomotive changeover point for freight trains.[5]

The suburb of Flemington, south of the station, has long been residential. The suburb of Flemington has since been renamed "Homebush West", with the "Flemington" name officially restricted to only the markets north of the station.

An upgrade to the station was planned from 2014 and works completed in 2018, resulting in the replacement of the historic concourse with a new one with lift access to the platforms.[6]

To the west of the station is the Flemington Maintenance Depot where the Olympic Park line branches off. Between the station and the Sydney Markets lie two tracks exclusively used by freight trains travelling between the Main North line and the Metropolitan Goods line.[7]


Flemington railway station consists of two island platforms. The northern one (platforms numbered 1 and 2) is not in regular use, and regular scheduled services only use the southern island platform (numbered 3 and 4). Stairs and lifts connect the platforms to an overhead concourse. The main village commercial centre of Homebush West (also commonly called "Flemington") is south of the station, and the concourse descends to street level here via stairs and a lift. To the north of the station is the large market complex of Sydney Markets at Flemington. The concourse is connected to the markets on the north side via a long, elevated walkway which spans across the freight line tracks and former goods sidings and continues into the market complex.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platforms 3 & 4.
Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 no scheduled services
2 no scheduled services
3 services to Central & the City Circle [8]
4 services to Parramatta, Leppington & Campbelltown via Granville [8]

Transport links[edit]

Transit Systems NSWTransit Systems operates one route via Flemington station:

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:


  1. ^ Transport Performance and Analytics (21 December 2018). "Train Station Entries and Exits 2016 to 2018". Train Station Entries and Exits Data. Open Data: Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  2. ^ Flemington Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b Flemington Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest October 1992 page 402
  5. ^ "Flemington" Railway Digest May 1992 page 190
  6. ^ Have your say on major upgrade of Flemington Station Transport for NSW 2 December 2014
  7. ^ Flemington Middle Junction SA Track & Signal
  8. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Transit Systems route 408". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "N61 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

External links[edit]

Media related to Flemington railway station at Wikimedia Commons