Wentworth Falls railway station

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Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls railway station.JPG
Eastbound view in September 2012
Location Station Street, Wentworth Falls
Australia
Coordinates 33°42′36″S 150°22′35″E / 33.709878°S 150.376418°E / -33.709878; 150.376418Coordinates: 33°42′36″S 150°22′35″E / 33.709878°S 150.376418°E / -33.709878; 150.376418
Elevation 872 metres (2,861 ft)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 102.61 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code WFS
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 22 July 1867
Electrified Yes
Previous names Weatherboard
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
towards Central

Wentworth Falls railway station is located on the Main Western line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the Blue Mountains town of Wentworth Falls opening on 22 July 1867 as Weatherboard, being renamed Wentworth Falls on 21 April 1879.[1]

In 1902, it was converted to an island platform when the line was duplicated.[2] A passing loop previously existed north of Platform 1 but has been disconnected from the main line.

Upgrade[edit]

In May 2013, a major upgrade for Wentworth Falls was announced as part of the Transport Access Program.[3] In 2014, the station building was restored, with the ochre paint removed to return it to bare brick.

In December 2014, designs for the major transformation were released, including three lifts, a covered walkway and bike parking facilities. Subject to community feedback, planning approval and contract award, work will start in the first half of 2015.[4] In May 2015 it was announced that the plans had been approved and that tenders were being assessed.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Wentworth Falls has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Lithgow.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central [6]
2 services to Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow [6]

Transport links[edit]

Blue Mountains Transit operate two routes via Wentworth Falls station:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wentworth Falls Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Wentworth Falls Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Major upgrade for Wentworth Falls Station Transport for NSW 24 May 2013
  4. ^ Wentworth Falls train station upgrade in sight Blue Mountains Gazette 16 December 2014
  5. ^ Planning approval for improvements to Wentworth Falls Station Transport for NSW 8 May 2015
  6. ^ a b c "Blue Mountains line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  7. ^ "Upper Mountains timetable" (PDF). Blue Mountains Bus Co. 7 April 2015. 

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