Glenfield railway station, Sydney

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Glenfield
Glenfield Railway Station Concourse Exterior.jpg
Location Railway Parade, Glenfield
Coordinates 33°58′20″S 150°53′35″E / 33.972215°S 150.89307°E / -33.972215; 150.89307Coordinates: 33°58′20″S 150°53′35″E / 33.972215°S 150.89307°E / -33.972215; 150.89307
Elevation 23.2 metres
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
East Hills
South West
Distance 30.5 km from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 5
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GFD
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 6 September 1869
Rebuilt 27 March 1891 June 2014
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 84,740 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 53
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T8
Airport & South Line
towards City Circle
towards Leppington
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields or Richmond
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
Terminus
Southern Highlands Line
(off-peak services)
towards Goulburn

Glenfield Railway station is a junction station serving the Sydney suburb of Glenfield in Australia. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South, T2 Inner West & Leppington and T5 Cumberland services, and by limited NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services.

Configuration[edit]

The station lies on the Main South railway line. Five hundred metres north of the station the East Hills line joins, while south of the station the South West Rail Link branches off.

History[edit]

Platform 3 in 1968
New concourse in December 2012

The station opened on 6 September 1869, about ten years after the opening of the Main South line. The initial platform was located north of the current station, being relocated to its current position on 27 March 1891.[2] Originally the station consisted of two side platforms.

A junction station[edit]

The role of Glenfield changed significantly with the opening of the East Hills to Glenfield extension of the East Hills line on 21 December 1987, which joins the Main South line just north of Glenfield station. The platform buildings were substantially redeveloped at this time.

An additional track was opened to the west of the station in 1995 as part of the Glenfield - Ingleburn passing loop.[3] This unelectrified track was used by freight and long-distance passenger trains. In December 2012, the track was incorporated into the Southern Sydney Freight Line and became freight only.

In 1996, as part of the Y-link works at Granville which created the Cumberland line, Glenfield gained an extra platform (the current platform 1). Platform 1 was created as a side turnback for terminating trains via Liverpool by converting the existing side platform for Central-bound trains in to an island platform.

A hub for South West Sydney[edit]

Glenfield is served by trains operating to and from the north, south, east and west

Glenfield station received further redevelopment and expansion as a result of the construction of the South West Rail Link to Leppington.[4] Upgrades in the Glenfield area included the construction includes new car parks, a bus interchange, a new overhead concourse with lifts, a new platform and the replacement of a flat junction between the Main South and East Hills lines with a grade separated junction. A new temporary ticket office was constructed opposite the station in the Magee Lane car park. This served as the ticket office until the construction work at the station was completed. A temporary footbridge provided access to the station after the original eastern entrance was closed. In June 2014, once work was completed, the East Hills line flyover opened, platform 1 became a through platform and platform 4 was brought into service, creating two island platforms.

Construction of the line to Leppington commenced in the second quarter of 2010. This included a flyover just south of Glenfield to take the new line over the existing lines. The line opened on 8 February 2015.

From November 2017, all services from north of Glenfield operate to and from Leppington, with the line between Glenfield and Macarthur served exclusively by services operating via the T8 Airport/Sydenham Line. In recognition of the increased interchange at Glenfield, the works include a minor upgrade to the station that includes extended canopies and new service indicator screens.[5]

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via Airport or Sydenham [6]
NSW TrainLink services to Central[7]
2 services to Central & the City Circle via Granville and Liverpool [8]
services to Schofields
early morning and late night services to Richmond
[9]
3 services to Leppington [8]
services to Leppington[9]
4 services to Macarthur [6]
NSW TrainLink services to Moss Vale & Goulburn[7]

Transport links[edit]

Interline Bus Services operate six routes via Glenfield station:

Glenfield station is served by one NightRide route:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Glenfield Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ The Glenfield - Ingleburn Passing Loop Project Railway Digest August 1994
  4. ^ South West Rail Link Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  5. ^ "More Trains, More Services for South Western Sydney" (PDF). Transport for NSW. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  7. ^ a b "Southern Highlands line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  8. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  9. ^ a b "T5: Cumberland line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  10. ^ "Interline route 864". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ "Interline route 867". Transport for NSW. 
  12. ^ "Interline route 870". Transport for NSW. 
  13. ^ "Interline route 871". Transport for NSW. 
  14. ^ "Interline route 872". Transport for NSW. 
  15. ^ "Route S9 timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  16. ^ "N30 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 

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