Lidcombe railway station

Coordinates: 33°51′50″S 151°02′43″E / 33.863875°S 151.0451917°E / -33.863875; 151.0451917
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Station front in August 2007
General information
LocationRailway Parade, Lidcombe
Coordinates33°51′50″S 151°02′43″E / 33.863875°S 151.0451917°E / -33.863875; 151.0451917
Elevation22 metres (72 ft)
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Suburban
Main South
Olympic Park
Distance16.61 kilometres from Central
Platforms6 (2 dock, 1 island, 2 side)
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeLDC
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened1 November 1858; 165 years ago (1858-11-01)
Previous namesHaslams Creek
201827,740 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station Sydney Trains Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
North Shore & Western Line Strathfield
towards Berowra
Auburn Inner West & Leppington Line Flemington
towards City Circle
Terminus Bankstown Line Berala
towards City Circle
Olympic Park Line Olympic Park

Lidcombe railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Lidcombe. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T7 Olympic line services.


Lidcombe station opened on 1 November 1858 as Haslams Creek Station after local landowner, Samuel Haslam. When in 1867 land was set aside for a cemetery nearby, the residents renamed the locality Rookwood. The official name of the station was changed in 1878. By the turn of the century the Necropolis was also called Rookwood, so on 1 January 1914 the station name was renamed again to Lidcombe.[2][3]

On 11 November 1912, Lidcombe became a junction station, with the opening of a deviation of the Main South line to Regents Park.

On 23 April 1999, Platform 0 was opened as part of the Olympic Park line project.[4] As part of this work, the station was refurbished and a second footbridge added at the eastern end.[3]

In 2010, an extra dock platform for terminating City via Bankstown trains was opened. This was built as part of the CityRail Clearways Project which was intended to untangle the various lines and make the network simpler to operate. In conjunction with a companion project at Homebush, operation of the Bankstown line was separated from the Inner West & Leppington Line in October 2013. The changes resulted in the discontinuation of almost all trains to Liverpool via Regents Park prompting a community campaign to reinstate lost services.[5]

Platforms and services[edit]

Lidcombe has six platforms: five for ordinary suburban services, and one for the shuttle between Lidcombe and Olympic Park – officially Platform 0 but known simply as the Olympic Park Sprint platform. During times of special events, some train services may make additional calls at Lidcombe.[6][7]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
0 services to Olympic Park [8]
1 services to Gordon, Hornsby & Berowra via Central (Weekdays Only) [9]
2 services to Penrith, Richmond & Emu Plains (Weekdays Only) [9]
3 services to Lindfield, Gordon, Hornsby & Berowra via Central [9]
services to Central & the City Circle[10]
4 services to Penrith, Richmond & Emu Plains [9]
services to Parramatta & Leppington via Granville[10]
5 terminating services to & from Central & the City Circle via Bankstown [11]

Transport links[edit]

Transit Systems operates four bus routes via Lidcombe station:

Lidcombe station is served by three NightRide routes:


Track layout as of April 2015, subsequent to the CityRail Clearways Project completion

The Lidcombe Junction trackplan includes the Lidcombe Triangle Loop[19] with a direct bi-directional track between Auburn and Berala. The Lidcombe Triangle Loop is primarily used during trackwork as a diversion route for trains from the Western Line to connect with the Bankstown Line towards Sydney CBD.


  1. ^ NSW Train Stations Barrier Dashboard 2004-2018 Institute for Sustainable futures UTS
  2. ^ Lidcombe Station
  3. ^ a b Lidcombe Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "Olympic Sprint Platform Enters Service" Railway Digest June 1999 page 10
  5. ^ City Trains Reduced for South West Sydney Commuters in 2013 Timetable Shakeup Telegraph 21 October 2016
  6. ^ Get to the show fast as a speeding Bullet Western Advocate 15 April 2014
  7. ^ Getting to Sydney Olympic Park Transport for New South Wales
  8. ^ "T7: Olympic Park line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ a b c d "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "T3: Bankstown line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Transit Systems route 401". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Transdev NSW route 915". Transport for NSW.
  14. ^ "Transdev NSW route M92". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "Transdev NSW route 925". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "N50 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "N61 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "RailSafe. Worksite Protection Planning Diagrams. Inner West Line - Lidcombe to Cabramatta via Regents Park - S00" (PDF). RailSafe. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lidcombe railway station at Wikimedia Commons