Parramatta railway station

Parramatta railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Parramatta in New South Wales, Australia. 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.

Parramatta
Eastbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
LocationArgyle Street, Parramatta
Coordinates33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Western
Distance23.21 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codePAR
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened2 July 1860
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2018)92,950 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank4
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore & Western Line
towards Berowra
TerminusT2
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
Lithgow
towards Lithgow
Terminus
Blue Mountains Line
(twice daily) Bathurst Bullet
towards Bathurst
towards Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards Sydney
towards Broken Hill
NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

History

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.

In October 2016, the Parramatta Turnback Project was completed, adding crossovers to allow trains to terminate on platforms 3-4 in either direction.[5]

The Darcy Street entrance to the station is closed from 1 September 2018 to late 2019 while improvements are made to the station.[6]

Platforms and services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Hornsby or beyond via Gordon
Services to CentralMost weekday services depart from here.
Services to CentralXPT services and Xplorer Services from Dubbo and Broken Hill (Set down only)
Services to Gosford and Wyong6 afternoon peak services
2 Services to Richmond & Penrith or Emu Plains Most weekday services depart from here.
Services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow
2 evening services to Bathurst
Services to Dubbo & Broken HillPick up only
Express services to Blacktown6 morning peak services
3 Weekday terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle Only operates in the middle of the day.
Services to Leppington, Schofields and RichmondT5 Trains leave from here on weekdays in both directions as Platform 4 is mainly used to terminate T2 line trains
Services to Hornsby or beyond via GordonMainly on weekends. Some Richmond services depart from here on weekday evenings.
4 Weekday terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle
Services to Schofields and RichmondT5 Trains mainly leave from here on weekends and during late nights on weekdays
Services to Richmond & Penrith or Emu PlainsRichmond services depart from here only on weekdays off-peak and weekends. Penrith services depart from here only early in the morning, late at night or on weekends.

Trackplan

As part of the Parramatta Turnback project, an additional crossover from the Up Main to the Down Main was constructed (not shown) west of the station.[7]

References

  1. NSW Train Stations Barrier Dashboard 2004-2018 Institute for Sustainable futures UTS
  2. Parramatta Station Archived 12 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine NSWrail.net
  3. "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest April 1985 page 133
  4. "Granville-Westmead Quadruplication" Railway Digest June 1985 page 165
  5. NSW, Transport for (2 May 2017). "Completed projects". www.transport.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. Changes at Parramatta Station Archived 24 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 24 August 2018
  7. Sydney Trains. "DRIVERS ROUTE KNOWLEDGE DIAGRAMS - MAIN WEST LINE" (PDF). Railsafe.
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