Granville railway station

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Granville
Granville-NSW-RailwayStation.jpg
Station front in February 2007
LocationBridge Street, Granville
Coordinates33°50′00″S 151°00′45″E / 33.83320278°S 151.0124583°E / -33.83320278; 151.0124583Coordinates: 33°50′00″S 151°00′45″E / 33.83320278°S 151.0124583°E / -33.83320278; 151.0124583
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Suburban
Main Western
Main South
Distance21.22 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeGAV
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened2 July 1860
Rebuilt1880
1960
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)6,080 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank43
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore, Northern & Western Line
towards Berowra
towards Parramatta
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
towards Leppington

Granville railway station is an Australian train station located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Granville. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T2 Inner West & Leppington Line services. It is the junction for the Main Western line and the Main South line.

History[edit]

The station in 1890.
Memorial Plaque commemorating the Railway Disaster

Granville station opened on 2 July 1860 as Parramatta Junction, and is close to the original terminus of the first railway line in New South Wales which was completed in 1855. On 1 September 1880 it was relocated to its present location and renamed Granville.[2][3]

Granville Junction lies immediately to the west of the station and is the junction point of the Main Western and the original Main South lines, now referred to as the Old Main South after the opening of the Lidcombe to Cabramatta bypass.

As part of the quadruplication of the Main Suburban line from Lidcombe, the station was rebuilt in the 1950s.[3][4]

On 18 January 1977, the Granville railway disaster, Australia's worst rail disaster, occurred resulting in the death of 83 people, about 200 metres west of the station.[5]

On the station's northern side lay a parcel's dock and siding. This was removed in August 1990.[3][6]

Granville has traditionally served as a transfer station, a role that has been diluted since the construction of a 'Y-link' track between the neighbouring Harris Park and Merrylands stations. Since 1996, this track has allowed direct travel between the Main Western and Main South lines via the Cumberland Line.

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Hornsby & Berowra
2 Services to Penrith
3 Services to Hornsby & Berowra
Services to Central & the City Circle
4 Services to Penrith
Services to Parramatta & Leppington

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates three routes via Granville railway station:

Granville station is served by one NightRide route:[10]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Granville Station. NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b c Granville Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey (1995). Railway Electrification in Australia & New Zealand. Smithfield: IPL Books. ISBN 0 908876 79 3.
  5. ^ Granville Rail Disaster Granville Historical Society
  6. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest December 1990 page 447
  7. ^ "Transdev NSW route 906". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "Transdev NSW route M91". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Transdev NSW route 908". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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