Blacktown railway station

Blacktown railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Blacktown. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line services and NSW TrainLink Intercity Blue Mountains Line and regional Central West XPT services.

Blacktown
Westbound view from Platform 6
LocationMain Street, Blacktown
Australia
Coordinates33°46′06″S 150°54′26″E
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Western
Richmond
Distance34.87 kilometres from Central
Platforms7 (3 island, 1 side)
Tracks7
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking300 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeBAK
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened4 July 1860
Rebuilt14 October 1995
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesBlacktown Road
Traffic
Passengers (2018)35,200 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank15
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Richmond
T1
North Shore & Western Line
towards Berowra
towards Emu Plains
towards Richmond
T5
Cumberland Line
towards Leppington
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Blue Mountains Line
Lithgow
towards Lithgow
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney

History

Blacktown station opened on 2 July 1860 as Blacktown Road with the construction of the Main Western line.[2]

Captain Martindale, the colony's chief engineer, was not happy with work done by contractor John Gibbons and refused to issue a certificate for work done. Not happy with the decision Gibbons told his men to remove three portions of the track near Parramatta. He was arrested and placed in the Parramatta Watch House before being released on bail. Two days later the first train ran into Black Town Road station. The station was renamed Blacktown on 1 August 1862.[2][3]

The station received a major rebuild in the 1990s to a modern glass and steel structure with the addition of an extra platform and the provision of lift access to all platforms. It was opened on 14 October 1995 by Prime Minister Paul Keating. A bus interchange was also built in the triangle between the Main Western and Richmond lines.[4]

Platforms & services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Berowra , Hornsby , Gordon , Lindfield or North Sydney via Central [5]
services to Leppington or Liverpool[6] T5 Liverpool services operate weekends only
terminating services to & from Gosford and WyongOnly 3 afternoon peak services depart from here
2 services to Schofields & Richmond [5]
services to Schofields & Richmond or Quakers HillT5 Quakers Hill services operate weekends only[6]
3 terminating services to & from Berowra, Hornsby, Gordon or Lindfield via Central terminating platform[5]
terminating services to & from Leppingtonterminating platform[6]
terminating services to & from Gosford and WyongOnly 3 afternoon peak services depart from here
4 services to Berowra, Hornsby, Gordon or Lindfield via Central [5]
5 services to Berowra , Hornsby, Gordon or Lindfield via Central mainly used during weekday peak hours[5]
services to Central[7]
services to Centralset down only[8]
6 services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains mainly used during weekday peak hours[5]
services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow[7]
services to Dubbopick up only[8]
7 services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains [5]

Blacktown Station Bus Interchange

Stand A: Busways

Stand B: Busways

Stand C: Busways

Stand D: NightRide and Free Westpoint Shuttle

Stand E: Busways

Stand F: Busways

Stand G: Busways

Stand H: Hillsbus

Stand J: Transit Systems Sydney

Stand K: Hillsbus

Stand L: Hillsbus

Stand M: Busways and Hillsbus (706 and 661)

Stand N: Busways

Trackplan

References

  1. NSW Train Stations Barrier Dashboard 2004-2018 Institute for Sustainable futures UTS
  2. Blacktown Station NSWrail.net
  3. Sharpe, Alan (2000). Pictorial History of Blacktown District. Pictorial Memories Series. Kingsclear Books. p. 9.
  4. "Blacktown Bus/Rail Interchange Opened" Railway Digest December 1995 page 14
  5. "T1: Western line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. "T5: Cumberland line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  7. "Blue Mountains line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  8. "Western timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  9. "Busways route 752". Transport for NSW.
  10. "Busways route 753". Transport for NSW.
  11. "Busways route 756". Transport for NSW.
  12. "Busways route 750". Transport for NSW.
  13. "Busways route 751". Transport for NSW.
  14. "Busways route 754". Transport for NSW.
  15. "N70 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  16. "N71 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  17. "Busways route 729". Transport for NSW.
  18. "Busways route 723". Transport for NSW.
  19. "Busways route 724". Transport for NSW.
  20. "Busways route 726". Transport for NSW.
  21. "Busways route 721". Transport for NSW.
  22. "Busways route 722". Transport for NSW.
  23. "Hillsbus route 700". Transport for NSW.
  24. "Hillsbus route 702". Transport for NSW.
  25. "Transit Systems route 800". Transport for NSW.
  26. "Transit Systems route 812". Transport for NSW.
  27. "Hillsbus route 705". Transport for NSW.
  28. "Hillsbus route 711". Transport for NSW.
  29. "Hillsbus route 611". Transport for NSW.
  30. "Hillsbus route 630". Transport for NSW.
  31. "Hillsbus route 706". Transport for NSW.
  32. "Busways route 744". Transport for NSW.
  33. "Busways route S7". Transport for NSW.
  34. "Hillsbus route 661". Transport for NSW.
  35. "Busways route 730". Transport for NSW.
  36. "Busways route 731". Transport for NSW.
  37. "Busways route 732". Transport for NSW.
  38. "Busways route 734". Transport for NSW.
  39. "Busways route 735". Transport for NSW.
  40. "Busways route 743". Transport for NSW.

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