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 Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code LPO
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 September 1856
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Terminus T3
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle
towards Campbelltown
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields

Liverpool railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & South, T3 Bankstown and T5 Cumberland services.

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.[1] 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 were injured when a freight train collided with a stationary electric passenger train at Liverpool station.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5] 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 Airport, Inner West & South and Cumberland lines, and platforms 2 and 3 serve as a terminus for Bankstown line trains and Leppington shuttle services.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle via Granville [6]
services to Blacktown & Schofields weekdays only[7]
2
services to the City Circle via Bankstown [8]
terminating services to & from Leppington [9]
3
terminating services to & from the City Circle via Bankstown [8]
4
services to Leppington & Campbelltown [6]
services to Campbelltown weekdays only[7]

Transport links[edit]

Bus Interchange as seen from the concourse

Liverpool railway station has a busy bus station opened in 2000 attached to it.[3] Local bus services are operated by Interline,[10] Transdev NSW[11] and Transit Systems Sydney.[12]

It is also a calling point for some Greyhound Australia services to and from Canberra.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liverpool Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Liverpool, NSW: Train Crash". Emergency Management Australia. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "St Leonards and Liverpool Station Openings" Railway Digest April 2000 pages 10, 12
  4. ^ Liverpool Fourth Platform Project Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  5. ^ Liverpool Turnback Transport for New South Wales January 2014
  6. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "T5: Cumberland line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  8. ^ a b "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  9. ^ "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Interline Timetables Interline Bus Service
  11. ^ South Western Sydney Timetables Transdev NSW
  12. ^ Transit System timetables Transit Systems
  13. ^ Timetables Greyhound Australia

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