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 TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code STR
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 9 July 1876
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 20,280 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 9
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
Western Line
towards Central
towards Epping
T1
Northern Line
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
Terminus
T7
Olympic Park Line
(occasional services only)
towards Central
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
Terminus
Blue Mountains Line
towards Bathurst
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
Terminus
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western
Terminus
towards Broken Hill or Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Terminus

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 & Leppington Line services as well as 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.[2][3]

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.[4] In addition, a platform and building was erected at the southern end of platform 8 which provided a mortuary receiving facility.[5] This was subsequently converted to a store for the railway refreshment room on the station.[3][6]

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]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central [7]
services to Central[8]
services to Central[9]
services to Central and North Sydney via the City, then on to Hornsby via Macquarie Park.occasionally used[10]
2 services to Central [11]
special event services to Central[12]
services to Central[13]
services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
Occasionally used[10]
3 services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow [11]
services to Newcastle[7]
special event services to Olympic Park[12]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hill[13]
services to Armidale/Moree[9]
services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane[8]
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plainsoccasionally used[14][15]
4 services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[10]
services to Central & the City Circleoccasionally used[16]
5 services to Berowra via Gordon
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park
[10]
6 services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains [14][15]
services to Leppington & Parramattaoccasionally used[16]
services to Dubbo & Broken Hilloccasionally used[13]
services to Armidale/Moreeoccasionally used[9]
services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbaneoccasionally used[8]
7 services to Central & the City Circle [16]
8 services to Homebush, Parramatta, Liverpool, Leppington [16]

Transport links[edit]

Punchbowl Bus Company operates one route via Strathfield station:

Transdev NSW operates three routes via Strathfield station:

State Transit operates two routes via Strathfield station:

Transit Systems operate seven routes via Strathfield station:

Strathfield station is served by four NightRide routes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Strathfield Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b Strathfield Station Railway Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "Stations & Tracks Volume 1 Main Suburban" State Rail Authority 1988
  5. ^ Preston, Ron. 125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway. New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. ISBN 0-909862-13-3. 
  6. ^ "Sydney Electric Trains from 1926 to 1960" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin issue 762 April 2001 pages 129-132
  7. ^ a b "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  8. ^ a b c "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c d "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ a b "Blue Mountains line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  12. ^ a b "T7: Olympic Park line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  13. ^ a b c "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "T1: Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  15. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  16. ^ a b c d "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  17. ^ "Route 450 timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  18. ^ "Route 913 timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  19. ^ "Route 914 timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  20. ^ "Route M90 timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  21. ^ "State Transit route 458". Transport for NSW. 
  22. ^ "State Transit route 525". Transport for NSW. 
  23. ^ "Transit Systems route 407". Transport for NSW. 
  24. ^ "Transit Systems route 408". Transport for NSW. 
  25. ^ "Transit Systems route 415". Transport for NSW. 
  26. ^ "Transit Systems route 480". Transport for NSW. 
  27. ^ "Transit Systems route 483". Transport for NSW. 
  28. ^ "Transit Systems route 526". Transport for NSW. 
  29. ^ "Transit Systems route X25". Transport for NSW. 
  30. ^ "N50 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 
  31. ^ "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 
  32. ^ "N61 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 
  33. ^ "N80 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 

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