Valley Heights railway station

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Valley Heights
Valley Heights Station 2.JPG
Westbound view in August 2009
Location Great Western Highway, Valley Heights
Australia
Coordinates 33°42′16″S 150°35′02″E / 33.704541°S 150.583876°E / -33.704541; 150.583876Coordinates: 33°42′16″S 150°35′02″E / 33.704541°S 150.583876°E / -33.704541; 150.583876
Elevation 324 metres (1,063 ft)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 77.41 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code VHS
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened May 1875
Electrified February 1957
Previous names Eagers Platform
The Valley
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central

Valley Heights railway station is located on the Main Western line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the Blue Mountains suburb of Blaxland.

History[edit]

The station c.1878

The station opened in May 1875 as Eagers Platform, being renamed The Valley in 1877 and again to Valley Heights on 19 August 1880.[1]

Valley Heights formerly had a yard and locomotive servicing facilities. Until January 1989 it provided locomotives to assist trains up the heavily graded section of the line to Katoomba. The western line was electrified to Valley Heights on 23 October 1956. From 2 February 1957 steam operations from Valley Heights were replaced by the 46 class electric locomotives which assisted trains from Valley Heights to Katoomba. From that train all steam hauled trains, both freight and passenger were electrically assisted to Katoomba, until complete electrification saw steam removed from the scene. The former depot still exists and is now maintained as the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

Platforms & services[edit]

Valley Heights has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Lithgow.[2]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central [2]
2 services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow [2]

Transport links[edit]

Blue Mountains Transit operates one route via Valley Heights station:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valley Heights Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  3. ^ "Lower Mountains timetables" (PDF). Blue Mountains Transit. 22 June 2015. 

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