Sefton railway station

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Sefton
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 Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code SFT
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 19 October 1924
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Liverpool
T3
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 T3 Bankstown line services.

History[edit]

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 Liverpool - City via Strathfield services on weekdays.[2][3]

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

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates one route via Sefton station:

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

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. ^ Sefton Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  2. ^ "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "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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