Flemington railway station

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Flemington
Flemington railway station 27 August 2017 04.jpg
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 byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Suburban
Distance14.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks6
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeFMG
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened1884
Rebuilt25 May 1924
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)2,930 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank84
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle

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 & Leppington line services.

History[edit]

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.[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]

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

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 operates one route via Flemington station:

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  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