Valley Heights railway station
Westbound view in August 2009
|Location||Great Western Highway, Valley Heights
|Elevation||324 metres (1,063 ft)|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||77.41 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Previous names||Eagers Platform
The station opened in May 1875 as Eagers Platform, being renamed The Valley in 1877 and again to Valley Heights on 19 August 1880.
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
|1||services to Sydney Central|||
|2||services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow|||