Hurstville railway station

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Hurstville
Ormonde Parade entrance to Hurstville Central, July 2017 (1).jpg
Ormonde Parade entrance in 2017
LocationOrmonde Parade, Hurstville
Coordinates33°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 byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Illawarra
Distance14.84 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeHVL
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened15 October 1884
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2018)45,060 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank12
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line

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.[2] The station initially had two side platforms and two through running lines. When the two lines were doubled (4 lines) 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.[3]

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.[4]

There have previously been plans to build several residential towers above the station[5] but these plans have been shelved over concerns about the integrity of overhead supports in the event of a derailment.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

The platforms
Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Bondi Junction Used for terminating services during weekday peak hours, returning to Bondi Junction.[7]
services to Central, Martin Place & Bondi Junction[8]
2 services to Cronulla & Waterfall Used for terminating services during weekday peak hours, returning to Bondi Junction. [7]
services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto & Kiama[8]
3 services to Bondi Junction [7]
services to Central, Martin Place & Bondi Junction[8]
4 services to Cronulla, Waterfall & Helensburgh [7]
services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto & Kiama[8]

Transport links[edit]

Unpaid concourse within the Hurstville Central shopping centre

Punchbowl Bus Company operates ten routes via Hurstville station:

Transdev NSW operates eight routes via Hurstville station:

Transit Systems operate three routes to and from Hurstville station:

Hurstville railway station is served by two NightRide routes:

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiZGIxNjBiNTMtNjFiZS00NWExLTg1NjgtYWE4Y2FjN2FhZGZiIiwidCI6ImU4OTExYzI2LWNmOWYtNGE5Yy04NzhlLTUyNzgwN2JlODc5MSJ9
  2. ^ Hurstville Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Hurstville Train disaster Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1920 page 8
  4. ^ Trembath, Murray (29 September 2017). "Hurstville's version of pie in the sky". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. ^ On track - railway views drawing developers' gaze Sydney Morning Herald 13 September 2003
  6. ^ Safety risk stops rail apartments Sydney Morning Herald 4 December 2004
  7. ^ a b c d "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ a b c d "South Coast line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 450". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 940". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 939". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 943". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 945". Transport for NSW.
  14. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 953". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 954". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "Punchbowl Bus Co route 955". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ "Transdev NSW route 452". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "Transdev NSW route 453". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "Transdev NSW route 455". Transport for NSW.
  20. ^ "Transdev NSW route 947". Transport for NSW.
  21. ^ "Transdev NSW route 958". Transport for NSW.
  22. ^ "Transdev NSW route 959". Transport for NSW.
  23. ^ "Transdev NSW route 970". Transport for NSW.
  24. ^ "Transdev NSW route 971". Transport for NSW.
  25. ^ "Transdev NSW route M91". Transport for NSW.
  26. ^ "Transit Systems route 410". Transport for NSW.
  27. ^ "Transit Systems route 490". Transport for NSW.
  28. ^ "Transit Systems route 491". Transport for NSW.
  29. ^ "N10 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  30. ^ "N11 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hurstville railway station at Wikimedia Commons