Lidcombe railway station

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Lidcombe Railway Station 1.JPG
Station front in August 2007
Location Railway Parade, Lidcombe
Coordinates 33°51′50″S 151°02′43″E / 33.863875°S 151.0451917°E / -33.863875; 151.0451917Coordinates: 33°51′50″S 151°02′43″E / 33.863875°S 151.0451917°E / -33.863875; 151.0451917
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Main South
Olympic Park
Distance 16.61 kilometres from Central
Platforms 6 (1 dock, 1 island, 2 side)
Tracks 6
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code LDC
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 1 November 1858
Electrified Yes
Previous names Haslams Creek
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
Western Line
towards Central
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Terminus T3
Bankstown Line
towards Central
Terminus Olympic Park Sprint Line
towards Lidcombe

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 South, T3 Bankstown and T7 Olympic line services.


Lidcombe station opened on 1 November 1858 as Haslams Creek 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.[1][2]

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.[3] As part of this work, the station was refurbished and a second footbridge added at the eastern end.[2]

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 former Inner West 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.[4]

Platforms & 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, NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains and Bathurst Bullet services make additional calls at Lidcombe.[5][6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Olympic Park [7]
services to Hornsby via Central mainly used during weekday peak hours[8]
services to Central one morning peak service[9]
services to Richmond & Emu Plains mainly used during weekday peak hours[10]
services to Hornsby via Central [8]
services to Central & the City Circle [11]
services to Richmond & Emu Plains [10]
services to Leppington & Campbelltown via Granville [11]
terminating services to & from Central & the City Circle via Bankstown [12]

Transport links[edit]

State Transit Authority operate one route via Lidcombe station:

Transdev NSW operates three routes via Lidcombe station:

Lidcombe station is served by three NightRide routes:[17]


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


  1. ^ Lidcombe Station
  2. ^ a b Lidcombe Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Olympic Sprint Platform Enters Service" Railway Digest June 1999 page 10
  4. ^ [1] City Trains Reduced for South West Sydney Commuters in 2013 Timetable Shakeup
  5. ^ Get to the show fast as a speeding Bullet Western Advocate 15 April 2014
  6. ^ 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show Event Readiness Plan Transport for New South Wales
  7. ^ "T7: Olympic Park line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  8. ^ a b "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  9. ^ "T6: Carlingford line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  10. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  11. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  13. ^ "Route 401 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Route 915 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Route 925 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Route M92 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  17. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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