Granville railway station

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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
Structure type Ground
Major Interchange
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code GAV
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 2 July 1860
Rebuilt 1880
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
Western Line
towards Central
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Blue Mountains Line
(weekend services)
towards Bathurst

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.


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]

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
Services to Hornsby & Berowra [6]
Services to Central weekends only[7]
Services to Richmond & Emu Plains [8]
Services to Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow weekends only[7]
Services to Hornsby & Berowra [6]
Services to Central & the City Circle [9]
Services to Richmond & Emu Plains [8]
Services to Leppington & Campbelltown [9]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates three routes via Granville railway station:[10] [11][12]

Granville station is served by one NightRide route:[13]


Track layout


  1. ^ Granville Station.
  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
  6. ^ a b "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  8. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  9. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Route 906 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Route M91 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Routes 908 and S2 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  13. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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