Lithgow railway station

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Lithgow
Lithgow railway station.jpg
Platforms
Location Main Street, Lithgow
Australia
Coordinates 33°28′50″S 150°09′27″E / 33.480487°S 150.157388°E / -33.480487; 150.157388Coordinates: 33°28′50″S 150°09′27″E / 33.480487°S 150.157388°E / -33.480487; 150.157388
Elevation 917 metres (3,009 ft)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 152.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LTH
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 9 March 1925
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 270 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 212
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Blue Mountains LineTerminus
towards Central
Blue Mountains Line
Terminus
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

Lithgow railway station is located on the Main Western line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the Central West city of Lithgow. It has frequent NSW TrainLink services running to and from Sydney Central.

History[edit]

The first Lithgow station

The first Lithgow station opened 430 metres east of the present site in June 1877. The station relocated to its present site on 9 March 1925.[2][3]

In 1957 the line was electrified through Lithgow to Bowenfels, but Lithgow is the present limit of electric operations. At the same time a refreshment room opened on the platform, this closed in July 1990 being the last example in the state.[4] The station exit was originally located on the footbridge at the eastern end of the platform until replaced by the present concourse in August 1991.

Platforms & services[edit]

Lithgow has one island platform with two sides. It is the terminating point for NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line services from Sydney Central. It is also served by the Bathurst Bullet to Bathurst, the Central West XPT to Dubbo and the Outback Xplorer to Broken Hill.[5][6] Great Southern Rail's Indian Pacific passes Lithgow but does not stop at the station.[7]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 terminating services to & from Sydney Central [5]
services to Sydney Central[6]
2 services to Bathurst
terminating services to & from Sydney Central
[5]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill[6]

Transport links[edit]

Lithgow Buslines operate six routes to and from Lithgow station:

NSW TrainLink operate road coach services from Lithgow to Orange, Grenfell, Parkes, Dubbo, Nyngan, Gulgong, Coonabarabran and Baradine.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Lithgow Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Lithgow Railway Station & Residence NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "Lithgow refreshment room closes" Railway Digest September 1990 page 315
  5. ^ a b c "Blue Mountains line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Indian Pacific timetable". Great Southern Rail. 1 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 100". Transport for NSW. 
  9. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 200". Transport for NSW. 
  10. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 304". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 500". Transport for NSW. 
  12. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 600". Transport for NSW. 
  13. ^ "Lithgow Buslines route 636". Transport for NSW. 

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