Parramatta railway station

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Parramatta
Parramatta railway station platforms from Westmead end.jpg
Eastbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
Location Argyle Street, Parramatta
Coordinates 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694Coordinates: 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 23.21 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code PAR
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 2 July 1860
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 29,840 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 4
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore, Northern & Western Line
towards Berowra
Terminus T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards City Circle
towards Richmond
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Leppington
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Blue Mountains Line
towards Bathurst
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

Parramatta railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line, T2 Inner West & Leppington and T5 Cumberland Line services and NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer services.

History

Aerial view of the station in 2007
Indicator boards at Parramatta station in peak hour

Parramatta station is one of Sydney's oldest. Sydney's first line connected Sydney and Parramatta Junction near Granville and opened on 26 September 1855. It was extended to the current Parramatta station on 4 July 1860.[2]

Prior to the Main Western line being quadrupled from Granville to Westmead in 1985, the station consisted of four platforms, platforms 3 and 4 on the main line and 1 and 2 on a loop.[3]

In 1985, the station was refurbished with a new underground subway bus interchange built at the station's north-east side.[4]

In late 2003, work began on a new transport interchange which linked the station to the neighbouring Westfield Parramatta shopping centre. The works included upgrading the station, providing more access to commuters, and constructing a new bus interchange. On 19 February 2006 the interchange was opened.

The Darcy Street entrance to the station is closed from 1 September 2018 to late 2019 while improvements are made to the station.[5]

Platforms and services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Hornsby or beyond via either Gordon or Macquarie Park
Services to Central
Services to Central XPT services and Xplorer Services from Dubbo and Broken Hill (Set down only)
2 Services to Richmond & Emu Plains
Services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria, Lithgow & Bathurst
Services to Dubbo & Broken Hill Pick up only
3 Terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle
Services to Leppington, Schofields and Richmond T5 Trains leave from here on weekdays in both directions as Platform 4 is mainly used to terminate T2 line trains
4 Terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle
Services to Schofields and Richmond T5 Trains leave from here on weekends and during late nights on weekdays

Trackplan

Track layout

References

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Parramatta Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest April 1985 page 133
  4. ^ "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest June 1985 page 165
  5. ^ Changes at Parramatta Station Transport for NSW 24 August 2018

External links

  • Media related to Parramatta railway station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Parramatta Station Public Transport Map Transport for NSW
  • Parramatta station details Transport for New South Wales
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