Sutherland railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sutherland
Sutherland railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 1 in November 2011
Location Old Princes Highway, Sutherland
Coordinates 34°01′54″S 151°03′26″E / 34.03175°S 151.05732°E / -34.03175; 151.05732Coordinates: 34°01′54″S 151°03′26″E / 34.03175°S 151.05732°E / -34.03175; 151.05732
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Cronulla
Distance 24.64 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SLD
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 December 1885
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Sutherland railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Sutherland. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services and NSW TrainLink South Coast line services.

History[edit]

Station in 1954

Sutherland station opened on 26 December 1885 as the interim terminus of the Illawarra line when it was extended from Hurstville.[1][2] The station opened for general rail traffic on 1 March 1886. It consisted of a brick station facing both the road and railway, a goods shed, and a stationmaster's residence.[3] On 9 March 1886, the line was extended to Waterfall.

On 16 December 1939, Sutherland became a junction station with the opening of the Cronulla line. Although the electric wires continued south to Loftus and Royal National Park, until this was extended to Waterfall in 1980, Sutherland was the transfer station for services to Wollongong.

Upgrades[edit]

On 15 November 1993, an upgraded footbridge with a new ticket office and lifts was opened by Minister for Transport Bruce Baird.[4]

A number of upgrades have taken place. In 2010, as part of the CityRail Clearways Program, the junction to the south of the station leading to the Cronulla railway line was duplicated.[5]

A new bus interchange was completed in May 2014.[6][7] A new lift to Platform 1 was completed in October 2014 making the station fully wheelchair accessible.[8]

In August 2014, construction commenced on a new 340 vehicle multi-storey car park.[9][10]It opened on 6 July 2015.[11][12]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Bondi Junction [13]
services to Central, Martin Place & Bondi Junction [14]
2
services to Waterfall & Bondi Junction [13]
services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto & Kiama [14]
3
services to Cronulla & Waterfall [13]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates eight routes via Sutherland station - all routes depart from the bus interchange on the western side of the station except route 969 which departs from Flora Street on the eastern side:

Sutherland station is served by one NightRide route:[23]

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout prior to completion of the Cronulla line duplication
Track layout after the Cronulla line was duplicated in 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excursion to Como and Sutherland Sydney Morning Herald 28 December 1885
  2. ^ Sutherland Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ The Illawarra Railway Sydney Morning Herald 1 March 1886
  4. ^ "Further Easy Access Stations Completed" Railway Digest December 1993 page 517
  5. ^ Rail Clearways Program - Completed Projects Transport for New South Wales
  6. ^ Transport blitz to deliver improvements for customers Transport for NSW 23 April 2012
  7. ^ Completed works - Sutherland Transport for New South Wales
  8. ^ New lift at Sutherland Station opens for customers Transport for NSW 20 October 2014
  9. ^ "Construction begins on Sutherland Station car park" Railway Digest September 2014 page 15
  10. ^ Commuter car park – Construction underway Transport for NSW 21 October 2014
  11. ^ New commuter car park to open at Sutherland on Monday Transport for NSW 1 July 2015
  12. ^ Fantastic news: Sutherland’s new commuter car park to open July 6 St George Leader 1 July 2015
  13. ^ a b c "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  14. ^ a b "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  15. ^ "Route 961 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Route 962 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Route 965 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 1 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Route 969 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Routes 975 and 976 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Route 991 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 3 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Route 993 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Route M92 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 October 2013. 
  23. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

External links[edit]