Kingsgrove railway station

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Kingsgrove
Kingsgrove railway station.jpg
Westbound view in December 2011
Location Kingsgrove Avenue, Kingsgrove
Coordinates 33°56′26″S 151°06′02″E / 33.94064444°S 151.1005112°E / -33.94064444; 151.1005112Coordinates: 33°56′26″S 151°06′02″E / 33.94064444°S 151.1005112°E / -33.94064444; 151.1005112
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) East Hills
Distance 12.62 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code KGV
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 21 September 1931
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T2
Airport Line
towards Circular Quay

Kingsgrove railway station is located on the East Hills line, serving the Sydney suburb of Kingsgrove. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Airport line services.

History[edit]

Kingsgrove station opened on 21 September 1931 when the East Hills line opened from Tempe to East Hills.[1] It was the original terminus of the double track electrified section from Tempe. Until 1939, passengers transferred at Kinsgrove to a CPH railmotor or steam service to continue their journey towards East Hills. The line was duplicated and electrified beyond Kingsgrove in 1948.[2]

In 2000, as part of the quadruplication of the line from Wolli Creek to just west of Kingsgrove station, through lines were added on either side of the existing pair. A headshunt was provided to the west of the station in association with this project, this is used by terminating services. In 2013, the quadruplication was extended to Revesby as part of the Rail Clearways Program.[3]

Accident[edit]

On 6 October 2000, an eight car Tangara derailed at low speed near Kingsgrove station causing the rear three carriages to topple onto their side. The derailment was caused by a track buckling as a result of high temperatures.[4] Ten people were hospitalised.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle via the Airport also used by commencing services[6]
2
services to Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur also used by terminating services[6]

The station is accessible with one lift from the west side of Kingsgrove Road to the single island platform.

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses operate four routes via Kingsgrove station:

Transdev NSW operates one route to and from Kingsgrove station:

Kingsgrove station is served by one NightRide route:[11]

Sydney Buses Kingsgrove Bus Depot is located around 500m north-west of Kingsgrove Station. Sydney Buses operate six routes to and from Kingsgrove Bus Depot:

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout prior to quadruplication

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingsgrove Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Kingsgrove Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Kingsgrove to Revesby Quadruplication Project Profile Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  4. ^ Kingsgrove derailment report released Ministry of Transport 13 July 2001
  5. ^ Sydney Train Derailment Emergency Management Australia
  6. ^ a b "T2: Airport line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Routes 490 and 492 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Route 493 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Route 495 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010 [Reprinted June 2014]. 
  10. ^ "Route 455 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  11. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW
  12. ^ a b "Routes 423, L23 and 426 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 28 January 2015. 

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