Warwick Farm railway station

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Warwick Farm
Warwick Farm Railway Station construction1.jpg
Southbound view in August 2010
Location Remembrance Drive, Warwick Farm
Coordinates 33°54′48″S 150°56′06″E / 33.91336944°S 150.9350389°E / -33.91336944; 150.9350389Coordinates: 33°54′48″S 150°56′06″E / 33.91336944°S 150.9350389°E / -33.91336944; 150.9350389
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance 28.43 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code WKF
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 18 March 1889
Rebuilt 1943
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay
Terminus
T3
Bankstown Line
towards Central
towards Campbelltown
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Schofields

Warwick Farm railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Warwick Farm. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 South, T3 Bankstown and T5 Cumberland line services.

History[edit]

The original Warwick Farm station opened on 18 March 1889 as a private platform for William Forrester near the former level crossing on the Hume Highway. It was relocated to its present location in 1943 when nearby Warwick Farm Racecourse was used as a military camp.[1][2][3]

Previously, a 1.6-kilometre branch line to the racecourse branched off from the Main South line north of the station, and carried special racecourse trains on race days. The branch opened in June 1889, closed in August 1990 and was removed in December 1991.[4][5][6]

The Southern Sydney Freight Line opened immediately to the east of the station in January 2013. As part of its construction, a footbridge with lifts and stairs was constructed. Previously, crossing the railway line required passengers to use the Hume Highway bridge. Platform 2 was very narrow and was widened during the works.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Central & the City Circle via Granville
services to Central & the City Circle via Regents Park
[7]
2 services on weekdays
services to Central & the City Circle via Bankstown [8]
services to Blacktown & Schofields [9]
2
services to Leppington & Campbelltown [7]
services to Liverpool [8]
services to Liverpool & Campbelltown [9]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates one route via Warwick Farm station:-

Warwick Farm station is served by one NightRide route:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warwick Farm Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Warwick Farm Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Warwick Farm Railway Station Precinct Assessment Australian Rail Track Corporation
  4. ^ Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch NSWrail.net
  5. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest October 1990 page 369
  6. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest February 1992 page 73
  7. ^ a b "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  9. ^ a b "T5: Cumberland line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  10. ^ "Routes 904 and S1 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 
  11. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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