Olympic Park railway station, Sydney

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Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park Railway Station.jpg
Station front in June 2008
Location Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park
Coordinates 33°50′48″S 151°04′10″E / 33.84663056°S 151.0694833°E / -33.84663056; 151.0694833Coordinates: 33°50′48″S 151°04′10″E / 33.84663056°S 151.0694833°E / -33.84663056; 151.0694833
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Olympic Park
Distance 17.33 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code OLP
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 8 March 1998
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,600 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 95
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
One-way operation
Terminus
T7
Olympic Park Line
Shuttle services
Terminus
One-way operation
T7
Olympic Park Line
Major event services
towards Central

Olympic Park railway station is located on the Olympic Park line, serving the Sydney suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. It is served by Sydney Trains T7 Olympic Park Line services.

History[edit]

Olympic Park station was designed to support large crowds travelling to and from the stadiums and sports grounds built for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The station and sports facilities were retained after the games.

Design and construction[edit]

The design of the station by Hassell has been critically acclaimed by many. It has won the 1998 BHP Colorbond Award for innovative use of steel architecture, and the 1998 Sir John Sulman Medal, from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.[2] It was built by Leighton Contractors.[3] It was opened by Premier of New South Wales Bob Carr on 8 March 1998.[4]

The station is located on a single track balloon loop spur line, but the station itself has 2 tracks and 4 platform faces. Ordinarily, the centre island platform is used for both boarding and alighting, but this changes when the station is operating in major event mode. In this mode, the centre island platform is used by alighting passengers and the two side platforms are brought into use for boarding passengers.

Platforms and services[edit]

Track layout
Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 major event services to Central (pick up only)[5] used only during major events
2 major event services from Central (set down only)[5] used mainly during major events
3
4 major event services to Lidcombe, Blacktown, Schofields & Penrith (pick up only)[5] used only during major events

Transport links[edit]

State Transit operates two routes via Olympic Park station:

Transit Systems operate three routes via Olympic Park station:

The station will provide a future interchange with the Parramatta Light Rail.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sydney Olympic Park Awards". Sydney Olympic Park. Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ Olympic Park Station Leighton Contractors
  4. ^ "Olympic Park Officially Opened & Rail Services Commence" Railway Digest April 1998 page 7
  5. ^ a b c d Getting to Sydney Olympic Park Transport for NSW
  6. ^ "T7: Olympic Park line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  7. ^ "State Transit route 525". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "State Transit route 533". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Transit Systems route 401". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Transit Systems route X25". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Transit Systems route 526". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Parramatta Light Rail preferred network". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 10 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Olympic Park railway station at Wikimedia Commons