Katoomba railway station

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Katoomba
Katoomba railway station, blue mountains.JPG
Eastbound view in April 2012
Location Goldsmith Place, Katoomba
Australia
Coordinates 33°42′43″S 150°18′41″E / 33.711904°S 150.311347°E / -33.711904; 150.311347Coordinates: 33°42′43″S 150°18′41″E / 33.711904°S 150.311347°E / -33.711904; 150.311347
Elevation 1,017 metres (3,337 ft)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 109.94 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code KTO
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 2 February 1874
Electrified Yes
Previous names Crushers
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central
towards Broken Hill or Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
towards Sydney

Katoomba railway station is located on the Main Western line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba opening on 2 February 1874 as Crushers, being renamed Katoomba on 9 July 1877.[1][2]

A passing loop exists to the north of the station. West of the station is a disused yard. A level crossing immediately east of the station was replaced by a bridge west of the station on 31 January 1986.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Katoomba has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Lithgow. Some services from Sydney terminate at Katoomba. The Bathurst Bullet operates to Bathurst.[4]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink's Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer long distance services from Sydney to Dubbo and Broken Hill.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central & the occasional westbound service [4]
services to Sydney Central [5]
2 services to Mount Victoria, Lithgow & Bathurst
terminating services from Sydney Central
[4]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill [5]

Transport links[edit]

Blue Mountains Transit operate ten routes to and from Katoomba station:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katoomba Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Katoomba Railway Station & Yard Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Katoomba Crossing Closes" Railway Digest March 1986 page 80
  4. ^ a b c "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ a b c "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  6. ^ "Upper Mountains timetable" (PDF). Blue Mountains Bus Co. 7 April 2015. 

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