Harris Park railway station

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Harris Park
Harris Park Railway Station 4.JPG
Westbound view in November 2007
Location Station Street, Harris Park
Coordinates 33°49′24″S 151°00′28″E / 33.82323611°S 151.0076889°E / -33.82323611; 151.0076889Coordinates: 33°49′24″S 151°00′28″E / 33.82323611°S 151.0076889°E / -33.82323611; 151.0076889
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 22.53 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code HPK
Website Sydney Trains
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Schofields
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Campbelltown

Harris Park railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Harris Park. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line services.

History[edit]

Harris Park station opened in the late 1800s.[1] Originally built as two side platforms, both were rebuilt as island platforms during the quadruplication of the Granville to Westmead line in the mid-1980s.[2] On 2 November 1996, the Harris Park to Merrylands Y-Link opened allowing direct train operation between these two stations by what is now known as the Cumberland Line.[3]

On 30 June 2013, a landslide occurred and a retaining wall collapsed in heavy rain, burying one track and partially covering platform 4.[4][5]

An accessibility upgrade, including lift access to the station, was announced in 2015.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Berowra via Gordon mainly used during weekday peak hours[7]
2
services to Richmond & Emu Plains mainly used during weekday peak hours[8]
3
services to Berowra via Gordon [7]
services to Campbelltown weekdays only[9]
4
services to Richmond & Emu Plains [8]
services to Schofields weekdays only[9]

Track plan[edit]

Track layout, the junction to the Y-Link is actually a double ladder junction and the facing (right hand) crossover does not exist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris Park Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Harris Park" Railway Digest August 1985 page 226
  3. ^ "Cumberland Line Officially Opened" Railway Digest December 1996 page 6
  4. ^ Passengers warned to expect delays after train station wall collapses Sydney Morning Herald 30 June 2013
  5. ^ Sydney Trains boss takes blame as report into Harris Park station landslip released ABC News 9 August 2013
  6. ^ "Budget delivers more accessible public transport". Transport for NSW. 23 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  8. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  9. ^ a b "T5: Cumberland line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 

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