West Ryde railway station

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West Ryde
West ryde railway station footbridge.jpeg
Southbound view from Platform 3 in January 2006
Location West Parade, West Ryde
Coordinates 33°48′26″S 151°05′25″E / 33.807233°S 151.090207°E / -33.807233; 151.090207Coordinates: 33°48′26″S 151°05′25″E / 33.807233°S 151.090207°E / -33.807233; 151.090207
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 19.20 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code WSR
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 17 September 1886
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping
T1
Northern Line
towards Central

West Ryde railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of West Ryde. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern Line services.

History[edit]

Looking north from the footbridge the diverging outbound tracks can be seen, the old goods shed and goods yard area are visible to the right
West Ryde railway station bus interchange

West Ryde station opened on 17 September 1886 as Ryde, being renamed West Ryde on 8 October 1945.[1] Immediately north of the station, a loop that runs to Epping commences. This opened on 24 October 1978.[2] On 27 November 1989, a southbound loop from Eastwood opened, this resulted in the existing southbound platform being converted to an island platform.[3][4][5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [6]
2
services to Hornsby via Strathfield, North Sydney & Gordon [6]
3
services to Epping [6]

Signalling[edit]

West Ryde Signal Box was a timber structure situated on the city end of Platform 3. Until 1937 it controlled a level crossing on Victoria Road. Also situated at West Ryde was a Water Board siding and a connection to the former tram network, which provided for transfer of vehicles between light and heavy rail systems. It was closed in 1982, when control was transferred to Epping signal box.

Transport links[edit]

West Ryde has a bus interchange on the western side of the station, rebuilt in the early 2000s. It is served by the following Sydney Buses routes:

Stand A
Stand B
Stand C
Stand F

West Ryde station is served by one NightRide route:[12]

Lachlan Valley Railway[edit]

During the 1980s West Ryde was the site of the Sydney Depot for the Lachlan Valley Railway. The station used to have a small goods yard servicing a freight shed and a siding running up to the West Ryde Pumping station. The Lachlan Valley Railway vacated the site in August 1987.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Ryde Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Denistone Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Northern Line Quadruplication" Railway Digest December 1987 page 389
  4. ^ "Eastwood - West Ryde Up Surburban line opens" Railway Digest January 1990 page 9
  5. ^ West Ryde - Epping SA Track & Signal
  6. ^ a b c "T1: Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  7. ^ a b "Route 513 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Routes 500 - 520 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Routes 521, 523, 524 and 541 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Routes 533 and 534 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 10 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Routes 540, 543 and 544 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  12. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW
  13. ^ "And LVR Moves West" Railway Digest September 1987 page 291

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