North Strathfield railway station

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North Strathfield
North Strathfield railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 3 in November 2011
Location Queen Street, North Strathfield
Coordinates 33°51′32″S 151°05′17″E / 33.85894°S 151.08808°E / -33.85894; 151.08808Coordinates: 33°51′32″S 151°05′17″E / 33.85894°S 151.08808°E / -33.85894; 151.08808
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 13.38 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code NST
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 9 June 1918
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping
T1
Northern Line
towards Central

North Strathfield railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of North Strathfield. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern Line services.

History[edit]

North Strathfield station opened on 9 June 1918 as an island platform with two faces. In 1924, a third platform was added on the western side.[1][2] It is the first station on the Main Northern line after it branches from the Main Suburban line at Strathfield.

Although the primary, eastern, connection between the Main Northern and Main Suburban lines is from North Strathfield and Strathfield, a secondary, western, connection exists between North Strathfield and Homebush. This connection is mainly used by freight trains but is occasionally used by passenger trains travelling to Olympic Park station during trackwork or for major events at Sydney Olympic Park.

To the east of the station lay a passing loop. This had been taken out of use, but in June 2015 was recommissioned as part of the construction of a dive south of the station as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project.[3][4][5][6]

The station will provide a future interchange with the Parramatta Light Rail.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [8]
2
all stations to Epping [8]
3
occasional use only
mainly used by passing freight trains

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Strathfield Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ North Strathfield Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ ASX Announcement: Macmahon awarded NSW rail underpass contract Macmahon 7 December 2012
  4. ^ "North Strathfield Rail Underpass Project" Railway Digest April 2013 page 28
  5. ^ North Strathfield Rail Underpass Transport for NSW
  6. ^ North Strathfield Station Transport for NSW
  7. ^ "Parramatta Light Rail preferred network". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 

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