Flemington railway station

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Flemington
Flemington Railway Station 3.JPG
Eastbound view in August 2007
Location The Crescent, Homebush West
Coordinates 33°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 by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 14.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 6
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code FMG
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 1884
Rebuilt 25 May 1924
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay

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

History[edit]

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.[1][2]

From 1923 until 1972, extensive cattle yards existed opposite the station.[2][3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Upgrade[edit]

In December 2014, scoping began for an upgrade to the station.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 no scheduled services
2 no scheduled services
3
services to Central & the City Circle [7]
4
services to Leppington & Campbelltown via Granville [7]

Transport links[edit]

State Transit operate one route via Flemington station:

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flemington Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Flemington Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest October 1992 page 402
  4. ^ "Flemington" Railway Digest May 1992 page 190
  5. ^ Flemington Middle Junction SA Track & Signal
  6. ^ Have your say on major upgrade of Flemington Station Transport for NSW 2 December 2014
  7. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Routes 407 and 408 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 30 January 2011. 
  9. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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