Macquarie Fields railway station

Coordinates: 33°59′06″S 150°52′43″E / 33.985°S 150.878527°E / -33.985; 150.878527
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Macquarie Fields
Southbound view from Platform 1 in November 2011
General information
LocationRailway Parade, Macquarie Fields
Coordinates33°59′06″S 150°52′43″E / 33.985°S 150.878527°E / -33.985; 150.878527
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Southern
Distance33.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
AccessibleNo
Other information
Status
  • Weekdays:

Staffed: 6am-7pm

  • Weekends and public holidays:
Staffed: 8am-4pm
Station codeMQF
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened3 October 1888
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2023[2]
  • 423,730 (year)
  • 1,161 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Services
Preceding station Sydney Trains Following station
Ingleburn
towards Macarthur
Airport & South Line Glenfield
towards City Circle

Macquarie Fields railway station is located on the Main Southern 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.[3]

An additional track was opened to the west of the station in 1995 as part of the Glenfield - Ingleburn passing loop.[4] 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 run over and killed by a train.[5]

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.[6][7]

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby [8]
2 services to Macarthur
2 weekday evening peak services to Campbelltown
[8]

Transport links[edit]

Transit Systems operates one bus route via Macquarie Fields station, under contract to Transport for NSW:

References[edit]

  1. ^ This figure is the number of entries and exits of a year combined averaged to a day.
  2. ^ "Train Station Monthly Usage". Open Data. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  3. ^ Macquarie Fields Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ "The Glenfield - Ingleburn Passing Loop Project" Railway Digest August 1994 pages 18-19
  5. ^ ‘Teenage ghost girl’ haunts commuters at Macquarie Fields railway station (News.com.au)
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ O'Sullivan, Matt (27 February 2017). "Decision on rail link to new Sydney airport 'many years off', Transport Minister Andrew Constance says". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Interline route 876". Transport for NSW.

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