Oatley railway station

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Oatley
Profile Views of Oatley Railway Station, December 2016 (1).jpg
View of the station from Mulga Road, December 2016
Location Oatley Parade, Oatley
Coordinates 33°58′50″S 151°04′44″E / 33.98067°S 151.07902°E / -33.98067; 151.07902Coordinates: 33°58′50″S 151°04′44″E / 33.98067°S 151.07902°E / -33.98067; 151.07902
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 18.28 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code OAL
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 December 1885
Rebuilt 7 July 1905
Electrified Yes
Previous names Oatley's Grant
Oatley's Platform
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Oatley railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Oatley. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services.

History[edit]

The original Oatley station opened on 26 December 1885 as Oatley's Grant when the Illawarra line was extended from Hurstville to Sutherland. It was renamed Oatley's Platform and finally Oatley in 1890. The station building was relocated to a new platform to the west when a deviation of the line opened on 7 July 1905. Part of the former railway reservation is now the Oatley Memorial Gardens.[1][2][3]

Oatley is notable as the end point of the first section of track to be electrified for regular passenger services, with services from Central commencing on 1 March 1926. Historically some services used to terminate at Oatley before returning north; this is no longer the case but the points remain in place.

In 2015 the Oatley station was upgraded with a 100 vehicle car park, and a pedestrian footbridge with lifts.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oatley Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Oatley Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Oatley Memorial Gardens Kogarah City Council
  4. ^ New car park for Oatley Station as access upgrades get the green light, Transport for NSW, 30 October 2014.
  5. ^ $23 million contract awarded for Oatley station upgrade and new 100 space car park, Transport for NSW, 19 January 2015
  6. ^ Oatley Station Upgrade, Transport for NSW

External links[edit]

Track layout with crossovers north of station allow trains to terminate on either platform