Homebush railway station

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Homebush Railway Station 2.JPG
Eastbound view in August 2007
Location The Crescent, Homebush
Coordinates 33°52′01″S 151°05′11″E / 33.86695556°S 151.0865083°E / -33.86695556; 151.0865083Coordinates: 33°52′01″S 151°05′11″E / 33.86695556°S 151.0865083°E / -33.86695556; 151.0865083
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 12.74 kilometres from Central
Platforms 7 (3 island, 1 side)
Tracks 7
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code HSH
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 26 September 1855
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay

Homebush railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Homebush. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & South line services.


Homebush station opened on 26 September 1855 when the Main Suburban line opened.[1][2]

The station was expanded to six platforms when the line between Redfern and Homebush was sextupled in the 1920s. On 9 October 1994, a large fire destroyed the original heritage-listed buildings on platforms 3 and 4,[3] they were later rebuilt as a simpler structure. During the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the station was closed to avoid confusion with the nearby Olympic Park station. Olympic Park is located near Homebush Bay.[4]

Under the Rail Clearways Program, an additional platform (Platform 7) was built to the south, with tracks rearranged to create a turnback at platform 6. This turnback platform enabled all stations trains to be terminated clear of the running lines and create extra capacity between Homebush and Lidcombe.[5]

On 20 October 2013, a new timetable was introduced which saw Homebush become the terminus for local T2 Inner West & South line services to and from the city. Most trains continuing beyond Homebush do not stop at the station. As a result, only a few weekday services connect with Flemington and points west.[6]

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


Rail traffic in the Homebush area has been controlled from the adjacent Strathfield signal box since 1983. From 1893 to 1928, a large mechanical signal box controlled traffic through Homebush. This building, situated to the south west of the station, opposite Homebush Public School, still stands. From 1928 to 1983, a pistol grip power box situated immediately to the west of platforms 1 and 2 was in use. It was damaged by fire and demolished, some time after its closure.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform 1 does not actually exist on the station's numbering system, however, behind the existing Platform 2 is the North Strathfield Junction goods line, which previously had a platform when the goods line was double track. The platform is now fenced off from the goods line.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 no scheduled services
2 no scheduled services
3 no scheduled services
limited afternoon services to Central & the City Circle [6]
5 no scheduled services
terminating services to & from Central & the City Circle [6]
limited morning peak services to Campbelltown via Granville [6]

Transport links[edit]

State Transit operate one route via Homebush station:

Homebush station is served by two NightRide routes:[9]


  1. ^ Homebush Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Homebush Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Homebush Station...Then & Now" Railway Digest November 1994 page 13
  4. ^ "Olympic Games Special Services" Railway Digest October 2000 page 18
  5. ^ Homebush Turnback Project Profile Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  6. ^ a b c d "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Budget delivers more accessible public transport". Transport for NSW. 23 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Routes 407 and 408 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 30 January 2011. 
  9. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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