Granville railway station

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Granville
Granville-NSW-RailwayStation.jpg
Station front in February 2007
Location Bridge Street, Granville
Coordinates 33°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 by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Main Western
Main South
Distance 21.22 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Major Interchange
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code GAV
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 2 July 1860
Rebuilt 1880
1960
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central

Granville railway station is 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 & South Line services and NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line services. It is the junction for the Main Western line and the Main South line. It has traditionally served as a transfer station, a role that has been diluted since the opening of the Cumberland line in 1996.

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.[1][2]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

On the station's northern side lay a parcel's dock and siding. This was removed in August 1990.[2][5]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Granville Station. NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c Granville Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey (1995). Railway Electrification in Australia & New Zealand. Smithfield: IPL Books. ISBN 0 908876 79 3. 
  4. ^ Granville Rail Disaster Granville Historical Society
  5. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest December 1990 page 447

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