Parramatta railway station

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Parramatta
Parramatta railway station platforms from Westmead end.jpg
Eastbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
Location Argyle Street, Parramatta
Coordinates 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694Coordinates: 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 23.21 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Major Interchange
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code PAR
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 2 July 1860
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Schofields
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Campbelltown
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

Parramatta railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line services and NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer services.

History[edit]

Aerial view of the station in 2007
Indicator boards at Parramatta station in peak hour

Parramatta station is one of Sydney's oldest. Sydney's first line connected Sydney and Parramatta Junction near Granville and opened on 26 September 1855. It was extended to the current Parramatta station on 4 July 1860.[1]

Prior to the Main Western line being quadrupled from Granville to Westmead in 1985, the station consisted of four platforms, platforms 3 and 4 on the main line and 1 and 2 on a loop.[2]

In 1985, the station was refurbished with a new underground subway bus interchange built at the station's north-east side.[3]

In late 2003, work began on a new transport interchange which linked the station to the neighbouring Westfield Parramatta shopping centre. The works included upgrading the station, providing more access to commuters, and constructing a new bus interchange. On 19 February 2006 the interchange was opened.

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Berowra via Gordon Only used on weekdays during peak hours
services to Central [4]
services to Central XPT services and Xplorer Services from Dubbo and Broken Hill (Setdown only)
2
services to Richmond & Emu Plains mainly used during peak hours[5]
services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria, Lithgow & Bathurst Bathurst services run 1 service a day
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill Pickup only
3
services to Berowra via Gordon Trains from Richmond terminate at Hornsby
services to Campbelltown 17:49, 18:19, 18:49 trains terminate at Liverpool
4
services to Richmond & Emu Plains
services to Schofields Last Schofields service departs Parramatta at 15:57 and the last Cumberland Line train departs Parramatta at 18:57

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parramatta Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest April 1985 page 133
  3. ^ "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest June 1985 page 165
  4. ^ "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 

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