Strathfield railway station

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Strathfield
Strathfield railway station.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 7
Location Albert Road, Strathfield
Coordinates 33°52′18″S 151°05′40″E / 33.87180°S 151.09433°E / -33.87180; 151.09433Coordinates: 33°52′18″S 151°05′40″E / 33.87180°S 151.09433°E / -33.87180; 151.09433
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Main Northern
Distance 11.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms 8 (4 island)
Tracks 8
Connections Sydney Buses Post.jpg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Major Interchange
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code STR
Fare zone MyZone 2
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 9 July 1876
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Epping
T1
Northern Line
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Terminus
towards Circular Quay
Terminus
T7
Olympic Park Line
(occasional services only)
towards Central
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Terminus
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western
towards Broken Hill or Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western

Strathfield railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Strathfield. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line and T2 Inner West & South Line services and NSW TrainLink Intercity and regional services.

History[edit]

Former Strathfield station
Aerial view of the station

The first station opened on 9 July 1876 as Redmyre. It was renamed Strathfield on 8 March 1885.[1][2]

As part of the electrification of the Sydney network, the station was rebuilt, opening on 7 March 1927. This included an overpass to take the Main Northern line over the Main Suburban line.[3] In addition, a platform and building was erected at the southern end of platform 8 which provided a mortuary receiving facility.[4] This was subsequently converted to a store for the railway refreshment room on the station.[2][5]

Rail traffic in the Strathfield area has been controlled from Strathfield signal box, which is actually situated at Homebush, since 1983. Signalling at Strathfield is controlled by an entrance-exit (NX) route control panel with an early automatic route setting (ARS) system, which was manufactured by Westinghouse in the United Kingdom. This system is connected to double light colour light signals and electro-pneumatic switch machines on the ground. The 1926-vintage power box, which had a Westinghouse miniature lever frame, still stands to the west end of platform 8.

Platforms & services[edit]

The station has eight platforms, with the northern platforms (1–3) serving NSW Trainlink trains; (4–6) serving the T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line and the southern platforms (7–8) serving the T2 Inner West & South Line.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central [6]
services to Central [7]
services to Central [8]
services to Central and North Sydney via the City, then on to Hornsby via Macquarie Park. occasionally used[9]
2 services to Central Peak hour some intercity services proceed along the North Shore Line.[10]
special event services to Central [11]
services to Central [12]
services to Central 1 morning peak service[13]
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
Occasionally used[9]
3 services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow & [10]
services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [6]
special event services to Olympic Park [11]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill [12]
services to Armidale/Moree [8]
services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane [7]
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains occasionally used[14][15]
4
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[9]
services to Central & the City Circle occasionally used[16]
5
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[9]
6
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains [14][15]
services to Glenfield & Campbelltown occasionally used[16]
7
services to Central & the City Circle [16]
8
services to Homebush, Liverpool, Glenfield & Campbelltown [16]

Bus services[edit]

Punchbowl Bus Company operates one route via Strathfield station:

Sydney Buses operate 10 routes via Strathfield station:

Transdev NSW operates three routes via Strathfield station:

Strathfield station is served by four NightRide routes:[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strathfield Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Strathfield Station Railway Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Stations & Tracks Volume 1 Main Suburban" State Rail Authority 1988
  4. ^ Preston, Ron. 125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway. New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. ISBN 0-909862-13-3. 
  5. ^ "Sydney Electric Trains from 1926 to 1960" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin issue 762 April 2001 pages 129-132
  6. ^ a b "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 6 April 2014]. 
  8. ^ a b "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  10. ^ a b "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  11. ^ a b "T7: Olympic Park line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  12. ^ a b "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  13. ^ "T6: Carlingford line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  14. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  15. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  16. ^ a b c d "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  17. ^ "Route 450 timetable" (PDF). Punchbowl Bus Co. 22 September 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Routes 407 and 408 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 30 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Route 415 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "Routes 458 and 459" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 7 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Routes 462, 463, 464 and 466 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Routes 461, 480 and 483 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 27 April 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Routes 525, X25 and 526 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 7 June 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Routes 913 and 914 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 28 November 2011. 
  25. ^ "Route M90 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  26. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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