Tempe railway station

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Tempe railway station.JPG
Southbound view from Platform 4 in April 2012
Location Griffiths Street, Tempe
Coordinates 33°55′28″S 151°09′23″E / 33.92449722°S 151.15645°E / -33.92449722; 151.15645Coordinates: 33°55′28″S 151°09′23″E / 33.92449722°S 151.15645°E / -33.92449722; 151.15645
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 6.84 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code TME
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 15 October 1884
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Tempe railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Tempe. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services.


Tempe station opened on 15 October 1884 on the same date as of the Illawarra line from Redfern to Hurstville with two side platforms. The lines through Tempe were quadruplicated in 1919, with the western platform converted to an island platform and a new side platform built.[1][2][3]

Prior the opening of Wolli Creek station and the Airport line in May 2000, Tempe was the junction between the East Hills and Illawarra lines, and local East Hills services stopped at the station utilising Platforms 1 and 2. Most of the East Hills line services now run via the Airport line and those peak hour services running via Sydenham do not stop at Tempe.

To the north of the station lies the junction with the Metropolitan Goods line and the XPT Service Centre.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 no booked services
2 no booked services
services to Bondi Junction [4]
services to Cronulla, Waterfall & Helensburgh [4]


Track layout


  1. ^ Station Information N to Z State Rail Authority 1998
  2. ^ Tempe Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Tempe Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ a b T4 timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013

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