Hurstville railway station

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Hurstville
Hurstville Station 4.JPG
Station entrance in January 2007
Location Ormonde Parade, Hurstville
Coordinates 33°58′02″S 151°06′09″E / 33.967259°S 151.102368°E / -33.967259; 151.102368Coordinates: 33°58′02″S 151°06′09″E / 33.967259°S 151.102368°E / -33.967259; 151.102368
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 14.84 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code HVL
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 15 October 1884
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Hurstville railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Hurstville. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services and NSW TrainLink South Coast line services.

History[edit]

The station during construction of the shopping centre

Hurstville station opened on 15 October 1884 on the terminus of the Illawarra line from Redfern. On 26 December 1885, the line was extended to Sutherland.[1] The station initially had two side platforms and two through running lines. When the line was quadrupled in 1925, the station was rebuilt with two island platforms. Hurstville remains the end of the four track section with the line continuing as two tracks south from this point.

In 1920 five people were killed when two trains collided while one was shunting at the station.[2]

In 1965, the air rights above the platforms were covered by the Hurstville Super Centre shopping centre, one of the first suburban stations in Sydney to receive such treatment of its overhead airspace. The original station buildings survived underneath until demolished during refurbishment in the early 1990s. The centre was refurbished in 2008 and rebranded Hurstville Central.[3]

There have previously been plans to build several residential towers above the station[4] but these plans have been shelved over concerns about the integrity of overhead supports in the event of a derailment.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Bondi Junction [6]
services to Central, Martin Place & Bondi Junction [7]
2
services to Cronulla & Waterfall [6]
services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto & Kiama [7]
3
services to Bondi Junction [6]
services to Central, Martin Place & Bondi Junction [7]
4
services to Cronulla, Waterfall & Helensburgh [6]
services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto & Kiama [7]

Transport links[edit]

Punchbowl Bus Company operates ten routes via Hurstville station:

Sydney Buses operate three routes to and from Hurstville station:

Transdev NSW operates eight routes via Hurstville station:

Hurstville railway station is served by two NightRide routes:[26]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waterfall Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Hurstville Train disaster Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1920 page 8
  3. ^ Development Hurtsville Central
  4. ^ On track - railway views drawing developers' gaze Sydney Morning Herald 13 September 2003
  5. ^ Safety risk stops rail apartments Sydney Morning Herald 4 December 2004
  6. ^ a b c d "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b c d "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  8. ^ "Route 450 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Route 940 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Routes 939 and 941 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Route 943 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Route 944 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Route 945 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 29 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Route 946 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Routes 953, 954 and 955 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Routes 490 and 492 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Route 491 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Route M41 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 22 April 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Routes 452 and 453 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Route 455 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Route 947 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Route 958 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Route 959 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. September 2012. 
  24. ^ a b "Routes 970, 971 and 988 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Route M91 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 April 2015. 
  26. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

External links[edit]