Sefton railway station

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Sefton railway station june 2011.JPG
Southbound view in June 2011
Location Wellington Road, Sefton
Coordinates 33°53′07″S 151°00′41″E / 33.885300°S 151.011525°E / -33.885300; 151.011525Coordinates: 33°53′07″S 151°00′41″E / 33.885300°S 151.011525°E / -33.885300; 151.011525
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance 21.19 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Sydney Buses Post.jpg
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code SFT
Fare zone MyZone 2
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 19 October 1924
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Campbelltown
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
towards Liverpool
Bankstown Line
towards Central

Sefton railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Sefton. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 South and T3 Bankstown line services.


Sefton station opened on 19 October 1924 when the Lidcombe to Regent's Park line was extended to Cabrammatta to become part of the Main South line. The station building is of a characteristic standard design from the 1920s and 1930s. The station was further expanded in the following years, with booking and parcels offices installed on the footbridge in 1928.[1]

The station has undergone changes over the years as the importance of the station decreased and its urban context changed. The buildings on the footbridge were removed. Flower boxes, hedges and trees on the platform were removed. An awning was erected at the end of the 20th century to connect the footbridge landing with the main station building. In 2009, as part of the construction of the Southern Sydney Freight Line, major works were carried out in and around the station, including reconstruction of part of the footbridge, and the installation of lifts.

Service history[edit]

From inception, passenger services at Sefton connected it directly to Lidcombe, Strathfield and the City Circle (later known as the Inner West Line). With the completion of the Bankstown Line extension from Birrong, a small number of services were added through the station between Liverpool and Bankstown. These were gradually increased, progressively replacing services on the Inner West Line until they were eliminated in October 2013 except for two trains eastbound and one train westbound on weekday mornings.

Platforms & services[edit]

Today Sefton is served by T3 Bankstown line services terminating at Liverpool and three T2 South line services on weekdays.[2][3]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Central & the City Circle via Lidcombe 2 services on weekdays[2]
services to Central & the City Circle via Bankstown [3]
services to Liverpool 1 service on weekdays[2]
services to Liverpool [3]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates one route via Sefton station:

Sefton station is served by one NightRide route:[5]


Nearby is the more complicated Sefton Park Junction, which is a triangle, with an additional freight only spur, passenger trains operate on all three sides of the triangle


  1. ^ Sefton Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  2. ^ a b c "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  3. ^ a b c "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  4. ^ "Routes 908 and S2 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  5. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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