Liverpool railway station
Station front in December 2007
|Location||Bigge Street, Liverpool|
|Operated by||Sydney Trains|
|Distance||38.68 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||4 (2 side, 1 island)|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||26 September 1856|
|Passengers (2013)||8,760 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
Liverpool railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Liverpool in Australia. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T5 Cumberland services. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
The town (now suburb) of Liverpool on the Georges River was one of the earliest settlements of the colony of New South Wales. The station opened on 26 September 1856 and was an early terminus of the Main South line. Immediately north of Liverpool station, a former branch line crossed the Georges River and entered the Holsworthy military base. The pylons for the bridge over the river have been reused to provide a pedestrian walkway.
In 1929, the line from Central was electrified. Liverpool remained the terminating point for electric services until the wires were extended to Campbelltown in 1968. It was also a calling point for regional services until the 1990s.
In 1965 one person was killed and three injured when a freight train collided with a stationary electric passenger train at Liverpool station.
In 2000, the station underwent a major easy access upgrade with the provision of passenger lifts to the platforms, a new passenger concourse, toilets and a refurbishment of the heritage building on platform 1.
The Southern Sydney Freight Line passes to the east of the station. It opened in January 2013. Around the same time, a new platform for southbound services was constructed as part of the Rail Clearways Program. Platform 4 opened in January 2014. Previously platform 2 was the main southbound platform with platform 3 used for turnbacks.
Platforms and services
The station has four platforms. Platforms 1 and 4 serve the Inner West & Leppington and Cumberland lines, and platforms 2 and 3 serve as a terminus for Bankstown line trains.
|1||services to Central & the City Circle via Granville|
|services to Schofields & Richmond|
|2||terminating services, returning to the City Circle via Bankstown|
|3||terminating services, returning to the City Circle via Bankstown|
|4||services to Leppington|
|services to Leppington|
Liverpool railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Although the station has been substantially altered, several heritage aspects remain, including the platform 1 station building, dating from c. 1880, the c. 1879 goods shed and 1880 brick-faced platforms.
Liverpool station building is a good example of a third class station building in the centre of a large scale redevelopment of the site. It indicates the change in technology and approach to railway construction. Liverpool goods shed is a rare brick structure on the State system which is substantially intact with platforms and jib crane. It is located in an historic town and is the last remnant of the early station and yard complex at the site. It is rare as one of the last two surviving brick goods sheds in the State.
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This Wikipedia article contains material from Liverpool Railway Station group, entry number 01181 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.