Flemington railway station

Coordinates: 33°51′54″S 151°04′12″E / 33.86495556°S 151.0698778°E / -33.86495556; 151.0698778
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Station entrance, buildings and platforms,
August 2017
General information
LocationThe Crescent, Flemington
Coordinates33°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
Other information
  • Weekdays:

Staffed: 6am-7pm

  • Weekends and public holidays:
Staffed: 6am-7pm
Station codeFMG
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Rebuilt25 May 1924
  • 2,691,650 (year)
  • 7,374 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station Sydney Trains Following station
Lidcombe Inner West & Leppington Line Homebush
towards City Circle
     North Shore & Western Line does not stop here

Flemington railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb 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.[3][4]

From 1923 until 1972, extensive cattle yards existed opposite the station to the north.[4][5] 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.[6]

The suburb of Flemington, south of the station, has long been residential. In 1992, the suburb of Flemington has been officially renamed "Homebush West", although this name is only really used as a technical term for the houses above the station. Due to the change in the official name of the suburb and the importance of the neighbouring Sydney Markets, in 2015 a proposal was raised to rename the station to "Sydney Markets railway station".[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]


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 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 the Flemington locality. 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 and 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 [10]
4 services to Parramatta, Leppington & Campbelltown via Granville [10]

Transport links[edit]

Transit Systems operates one bus route via Flemington station, under contract to Transport for NSW:

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:


  1. ^ This figure is the number of entries and exits of a year combined averaged to a day.
  2. ^ "Train Station Monthly Usage". Open Data. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  3. ^ Flemington Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ a b Flemington Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest October 1992 page 402
  6. ^ "Flemington" Railway Digest May 1992 page 190
  7. ^ "What's in a name: Push to rename Flemington train station to Sydney Markets".
  8. ^ Have your say on major upgrade of Flemington Station Archived 4 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 2 December 2014
  9. ^ Flemington Middle Junction SA Track & Signal
  10. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Transit Systems route 408". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "N61 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

External links[edit]

Media related to Flemington railway station at Wikimedia Commons