Minto railway station

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Minto
Minto railway station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
LocationSomerset Street, Minto
Coordinates34°01′38″S 150°50′33″E / 34.027331°S 150.842537°E / -34.027331; 150.842537Coordinates: 34°01′38″S 150°50′33″E / 34.027331°S 150.842537°E / -34.027331; 150.842537
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main South
Distance49.67 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeMIO
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
OpenedMay 1874
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
20132,850 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank87
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Leumeah
toward Macarthur
TfNSW T8.svg Airport & South Line Ingleburn

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

History[edit]

Minto station opened on the weekend of 23–25 May 1874 as "Campbell Fields" (reflecting the name of the property where it was located). It was initially built as a "commodius" siding for the use of the nearby encamped Volunteer Force, and visitors from Sydney (and elsewhere).[2] In November 1876, it was first listed in the railway timetable as a platform named, "Campbell Fields" requiring passengers alighting here to notify the guard of the train at the previous stopping station (Campbelltown at this time).[3] It was renamed to "Minto" on 1 March 1882.[4]

On 2 December 1890, the NSW Department of Railways issued a tender for "Erection and completion of Waiting Sheds (wood) at Glenfield, Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Minto, Leumeah, on the Great Southern Line.".[5] This tender was subsequently won by Le Breton & Son 30 December 1890.[6]

On 23 January 1902, government announced that land was to be acquired for the construction of a gatehouse on the eastern side of the railway line along Minto Road.[7]

The Southern Sydney Freight Line passes by the western side of the station. As part of its construction work, Minto received an upgrade with lifts to the platforms.[8]

Since the second half of 2017, Minto 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.[9][10]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via the Airport
6 weekday morning peak services to Central & the City Circle via Sydenham
[11]
2 services to Macarthur
6 weekday evening peak services to Campbelltown
[11]

Freight[edit]

Since 2013, long-distance freight trains have had their own separate track, the Southern Sydney Freight Line.

The Macarthur International Shipping Terminal which is an inland port is owned by Qube Logistics and is located south of Minto station. It consists of a crossover and a siding.[12][13] Qube Logistics operates both trip trains which carry containers from Port Botany. Qube also runs these trains to its facilities at Yennora and its newly opened terminal at Moorebank. Qube also runs malt and barley trains from Melbourne to Minto. These services run to Enfield Yard where the locomotives switch ends before continuing the journey to Minto.

Transport links[edit]

Busabout operates one route via Minto station:

Interline Bus Services operate four routes via Minto station:

Minto station is served by one NightRide route:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "The Volunteer Encampment". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 June 1874. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Railway Time-table". The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle. 4 November 1876. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ Minto Station NSWrail.net
  5. ^ "TENDERS FOR WORKS AND SUPPLIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS". 2 December 1890. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Government Gazette Tenders and Contracts". 30 December 1890. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. ^ "NOTIFICATION OF RESUMPTION OF LAND FOR RAILWAY PURPOSES UNDER THE "PUBLIC WORKS ACT, 1900."". 23 January 1902. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  8. ^ Minto Station Easy Access Upgrade Gartner Rose
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ Foster intermodal terminal network development Transport for NSW Freight
  13. ^ Austrak Management & Consulting Pty Ltd (Austrak) Submission to the ACCC 8 Feb 2008 Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
  14. ^ "Busabout route 880". Transport for NSW.
  15. ^ "Interline route 850". Transport for NSW.
  16. ^ "Interline route 873". Transport for NSW.
  17. ^ "Interline route 874". Transport for NSW.
  18. ^ "Interline route 875". Transport for NSW.
  19. ^ "N30 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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