Olympic Park railway station, Sydney
Station front in June 2008
|Location||Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park|
|Operated by||Sydney Trains|
|Distance||17.33 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||4 (2 side, 1 island)|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||8 March 1998|
|Passengers (2013)||2,600 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
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
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. It was built by Leighton Contractors. It was opened by Premier of New South Wales Bob Carr on 8 March 1998.
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
|1||major event services to Central (pick up only)||used only during major events|
|2||major event services from Central (set down only)||used mainly during major events|
|4||major event services to Lidcombe, Blacktown, Schofields & Penrith (pick up only)||used only during major events|
State Transit operates two routes via Olympic Park station:
Transit Systems operate three routes via Olympic Park station:
- 401: to Lidcombe station
- X25: to Strathfield
- 526: Burwood to Olympic Park wharf and Rhodes
- Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Sydney Olympic Park Awards". Sydney Olympic Park. Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
- Olympic Park Station Leighton Contractors
- "Olympic Park Officially Opened & Rail Services Commence" Railway Digest April 1998 page 7
- Getting to Sydney Olympic Park Transport for NSW
- "T7: Olympic Park line timetable". Transport for NSW.
- "State Transit route 525". Transport for NSW.
- "State Transit route 533". Transport for NSW.
- "Transit Systems route 401". Transport for NSW.
- "Transit Systems route X25". Transport for NSW.
- "Transit Systems route 526". Transport for NSW.
- "Parramatta Light Rail preferred network". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
Media related to Olympic Park railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Olympic Park station details Transport for New South Wales