Werrington railway station

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Werrington
Werrington railway station.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
Location Railway Street, Werrington
Coordinates 33°45′33″S 150°45′30″E / 33.75927788°S 150.7583556°E / -33.75927788; 150.7583556Coordinates: 33°45′33″S 150°45′30″E / 33.75927788°S 150.7583556°E / -33.75927788; 150.7583556
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 49.08 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code WRT
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 2 May 1868
Electrified Yes
Previous names Parkes Platform
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,070 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 154
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains
T1
Western Line
towards Central

Werrington railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Werrington. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western line services.

History[edit]

Werrington station opened on 2 May 1868 as a private platform on the Main Western line for Henry Parkes named Parkes Platform. It opened for public use in 1878 and was renamed Werrington on 25 March 1893.[2]

In June 2008, the station was upgraded with a new footbridge and lifts. It was fitted with solar panels at the same time, being the first CityRail station fitted.[3] An upgrade to the commuter car park was completed in June 2010.[4]

On 18 August 2011 a boy was hit by an express heading to city after dangerously crossing the tracks. The boy's leg and elbow were broken as well as sustaining serious injury. Transit officers arrived soon to call emergency services. The boy was then transported to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children for treatment. It was revealed that the boy had survived by hiding in the 'lip' of the platform where the train had injured but not killed him.

The main array of 42 solar panels (7.35kW capacity) appears to be no longer working since late 2012. As of August 2014, the system has not been repaired and no plans to fix it have been announced.

Platforms and services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Hornsby via Central & Chatswood [5]
2 services to Emu Plains [5]

Transport links[edit]

Busways operates two routes via Werrington station:

Werrington is served by one NightRide route approximately one kilometre from Werrington station on the Great Western Highway:

Western Sydney University runs a free Shuttle Bus every 10 minutes from the station to the Werrington North and South Campus.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Werrington Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ Werrington powers up with solar CityRail 12 June 2008
  4. ^ Werrington Car Park Transport Construction Authority
  5. ^ a b "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  6. ^ "Busways route 782". Transport for NSW. 
  7. ^ "Busways route 785". Transport for NSW. 
  8. ^ "N70 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 
  9. ^ Shuttle bus timetable University of Western Sydney 2018

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