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 155.78 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LTH
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 9 March 1925
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Bourke
Main Western Line
continues as
Blue Mountains Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
Terminus
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer
Preceding station   Great Southern Railway   Following station
towards East Perth
Indian Pacific
Terminus
Preceding station   Closed Sydney stations   Following station
Eskbank   Blue Mountains line   Cooerwull

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.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4][5] Great Southern Rail's Indian Pacific also stops at Lithgow.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 terminating services to & from Sydney Central [4]
services to Sydney Central [5]
Great Southern Rail Indian Pacific to Sydney Central [6]
2 services to Bathurst
terminating services to & from Sydney Central
[4]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill [5]
Great Southern Rail Indian Pacific to Perth [6]

Transport links[edit]

Lithgow Buslines operate six routes to and from Lithgow station:[7]

  • 100: to Lithgow Hospital
  • 200: to Bowenfels
  • 304: to Oakey Park & McKellars Park
  • 500: to Vale of Clwydd
  • 600: to Portland
  • 636: to Bathurst[8]

NSW TrainLink operate road coach services from Lithgow to Orange, Grenfell, Parkes, Dubbo, Nyngan, Gulgong, Coonabarabran and Baradine.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lithgow Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Lithgow Railway Station & Residence NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Lithgow refreshment room closes" Railway Digest September 1990 page 315
  4. ^ a b c "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  6. ^ a b c "Indian Pacific timetable". Great Southern Rail. 2 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lithgow timetables" (PDF). Lithgow Buslines. 10 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Route 636 timetable" (PDF). Lithgow Buslines. 10 December 2014. 

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