Sefton railway station

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Sefton
Sefton railway station june 2011.JPG
Southbound view in June 2011
LocationWellington Road, Sefton
Coordinates33°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 byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main South
Distance21.19 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeSFT
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened19 October 1924
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)930 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank159
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Liverpool
T3
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle

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

History[edit]

Sefton station opened on 19 October 1924 when the Lidcombe to Regent's Park line was extended to Cabramatta 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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Platforms & services[edit]

Today Sefton is served by T3 Bankstown line services terminating at Liverpool and three Liverpool - City via Strathfield services on weekdays.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle via Lidcombe 2 services on weekdays[3]
services to Central & the City Circle via Bankstown[4]
2 services to Liverpool 1 service on weekdays[3]
services to Liverpool[4]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates one route via Sefton station:

Sefton station is served by one NightRide route:

Trackplan[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Sefton Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  4. ^ a b "T3: Bankstown line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  5. ^ "Transdev NSW route S2". Transport for NSW.
  6. ^ "N50 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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