Macquarie Fields railway station

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Macquarie Fields
Macquarie fields railway station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 1 in November 2011
Location Railway Parade, Macquarie Fields
Coordinates 33°59′06″S 150°52′43″E / 33.985°S 150.878527°E / -33.985; 150.878527Coordinates: 33°59′06″S 150°52′43″E / 33.985°S 150.878527°E / -33.985; 150.878527
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance 33.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 3
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code MQF
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 3 October 1888
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,290 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 147
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Macarthur
T8
Airport & South Line
towards City Circle

Macquarie Fields railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Fields. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South line services.

History[edit]

Macquarie Fields station opened on 3 October 1888.[2]

An additional track was opened to the west of the station in 1995 as part of the Glenfield - Ingleburn passing loop.[3] This unelectrified track was used by freight and long distance passenger trains. In December 2012, the track was incorporated into the Southern Sydney Freight Line and became freight only.

It has been reported that a ghost of a teenage girl haunts the station, where screaming is often heard at night after train services have stopped. In July 1906, a woman named Emily Gengeson was reportedly ran over and killed by a train.[4]

Since the second half of 2017, Macquarie Fields railway station has been served exclusively by the Airport and East Hills line, meaning commuters have to change at Glenfield to travel to either the city via Granville or to Blacktown via the Cumberland Line.[5][6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby [7]
2 services to Campbelltown & Macarthur [7]

Transport links[edit]

Interline Bus Services operates one route to and from Macquarie Fields station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Macquarie Fields Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "The Glenfield - Ingleburn Passing Loop Project" Railway Digest August 1994 pages 18-19
  4. ^ ‘Teenage ghost girl’ haunts commuters at Macquarie Fields railway station (News.com.au)
  5. ^ Barr, Eliza (27 February 2017). "Southwest Sydney train service to increase with new peak hour trains and north-south connection from Leppington to Parramatta and Blacktown". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  6. ^ O'Sullivan, Matt (27 February 2017). "Decision on rail link to new Sydney airport 'many years off', Transport Minister Andrew Constance says". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  8. ^ "Interline route 876". Transport for NSW. 

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