Green Square railway station

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Green Square
Green Square railway station main building.JPG
Station front in March 2011
LocationBotany Road, Green Square
Coordinates33°54′22″S 151°12′09″E / 33.9061°S 151.2026°E / -33.9061; 151.2026Coordinates: 33°54′22″S 151°12′09″E / 33.9061°S 151.2026°E / -33.9061; 151.2026
Owned byAirport Link Company
Operated byAirport Link Company
Line(s)Airport
Distance2.60 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeGQE
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened21 May 2000
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2018)24,910 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank25
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T8
Airport & South Line
towards City Circle

Green Square railway station is located on the Airport line, serving the Sydney suburbs of Alexandria, Zetland, and Waterloo. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South line services.

History[edit]

Green Square station opened on 21 May 2000 when the Airport line opened from Central to Wolli Creek.[2] Like other stations on the line, Green Square was built and is operated by the Airport Link Company as part of a public–private partnership.[3]

Prior to March 2011, passengers were required to pay an access fee to use the station. The access fee was removed after the State Government reached an agreement with the Airport Link Company to pay the fee at Green Square and Mascot stations on behalf of passengers.[4] Patronage increased by around 70% at the two stations in the months following the removal of the fee.[5] By 2018, patronage was growing at an annual rate of around 25 percent, leading to overcrowding at peak times.[6]

Green Square station featured in the music video clip for Marvin Priest's Own This Club.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle [7]
2 services to Kingsgrove, Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hounsell, Mathew (12 March 2019). "NSW Barrier Counts Dashboard 2004-2018". isf.uts.edu.au. UTS. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Green Square Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Train fares to fall at two stations Sydney Morning Herald 2 March 2011
  4. ^ Green Square and Mascot commuters to save $17 a week CityRail 2 March 2011
  5. ^ "Budget Estimates Committee hearing transcript" (PDF). 25 October 2011. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  6. ^ O'Sullivan, Matt (21 November 2018). "'Transport mess': Passengers at one Sydney station nearly double in three years". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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