Harris Park railway station

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Harris Park
Harris Park railway station 20180805 01.jpg
LocationStation Street, Harris Park
Coordinates33°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 byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Western
Distance22.53 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeHPK
WebsiteTransport for NSW
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)1,480 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank136
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore & Western Line
towards Berowra
Terminus
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
towards Richmond
T5
Cumberland Line
through to Merrylands (southbound) or Parramatta (northbound)
towards Leppington

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 T2 Inner West & Leppington Line and T5 Cumberland Line services.

History[edit]

Harris Park station opened in the late 1800s.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

On 30 June 2013, a landslide occurred and a retaining wall collapsed in heavy rain, burying one track and partially covering platform 4.[5][6]

An accessibility upgrade, including lift access to the station, was announced in 2015.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 N/A rarely used
2 N/A rarely used
3 services to Hornsby via Macquarie University [8]
services to the City Circle[9]
services to Leppington[10]
4 services to Penrith & Emu Plains [8]
services to Parramatta[9]
services to Schofields and Richmond[10]

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. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Harris Park Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "Harris Park" Railway Digest August 1985 page 226
  4. ^ "Cumberland Line Officially Opened" Railway Digest December 1996 page 6
  5. ^ Passengers warned to expect delays after train station wall collapses Sydney Morning Herald 30 June 2013
  6. ^ Sydney Trains boss takes blame as report into Harris Park station landslip released ABC News 9 August 2013
  7. ^ "Budget delivers more accessible public transport". Transport for NSW. 23 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ a b "T5: Cumberland line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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