Liverpool railway station

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Liverpool
Liverpool railway station 1.JPG
Station front in December 2007
Location Bigge Street, Liverpool
Coordinates 33°55′30″S 150°55′38″E / 33.92495278°S 150.9271556°E / -33.92495278; 150.9271556Coordinates: 33°55′30″S 150°55′38″E / 33.92495278°S 150.9271556°E / -33.92495278; 150.9271556
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance 38.68 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 5
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code LPO
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 26 September 1856
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 8,760 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 25
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Leppington
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
TerminusT3
Bankstown Line
towards Leppington
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields or Richmond

Liverpool railway station is 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.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6][7] Previously platform 2 was the main southbound platform with platform 3 used for turnbacks.

Platforms and services[edit]

Northbound view from Newbridge Road in December 2007 before construction of Platform 4 and the Southern Sydney Freight Line

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.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
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

Transport links[edit]

Bus Interchange as seen from the concourse

Liverpool railway station has a busy bus station opened in 2000 attached to it.[5] Local bus services are operated by Interline,[8] Transdev NSW[9] and Transit Systems Sydney.[10]

It is also a calling point for some Greyhound Australia services to and from Canberra.[11]

Heritage listing[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Liverpool railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Liverpool Railway Station group, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01181". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  3. ^ Liverpool Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ "Liverpool, NSW: Train Crash". Emergency Management Australia. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2006. 
  5. ^ a b "St Leonards and Liverpool Station Openings" Railway Digest April 2000 pages 10, 12
  6. ^ Liverpool Fourth Platform Project Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  7. ^ Liverpool Turnback Archived 8 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Transport for New South Wales January 2014
  8. ^ Interline Timetables Interline Bus Service
  9. ^ Transdev Timetables Transdev NSW
  10. ^ Transit System timetables Transit Systems
  11. ^ Timetables Greyhound Australia

Attribution[edit]

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png 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.

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