Flemington railway station

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Flemington
Location The Crescent, Homebush West
Coordinates 33°51′54″S151°04′12″E / 33.86495556°S 151.0698778°E / -33.86495556; 151.0698778 Coordinates: 33°51′54″S151°04′12″E / 33.86495556°S 151.0698778°E / -33.86495556; 151.0698778
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 14.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 6
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code FMG
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 1884
Rebuilt 25 May 1924
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,930 (daily) [1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 84
Services
Preceding station  Sydney Trains  Following station
towards  Parramatta or Leppington
T2
Inner West & Leppington Line
towards  City Circle

Flemington railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Homebush West. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & Leppington line services.

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History

The former concourse

Flemington station opened in 1884. On 25 May 1924 it was relocated further west to its present site when the Main Suburban line was quadrupled from Homebush to Lidcombe. [2] [3]

From 1923 until 1972, extensive cattle yards existed opposite the station. [3] [4] This was redeveloped as the Sydney Markets in 1975. It included railway sidings for produce trains. These have since been decommissioned. When Enfield Yard was closed for redevelopment in the mid-1990s, the sidings became a locomotive changeover point for freight trains. [5]

In December 2014, scoping began for an upgrade to the station. [6]

To the west of the station is the Flemington Maintenance Depot where the Olympic Park line branches off. Between the station and the Sydney Markets lie two tracks exclusively used by freight trains travelling between the Main North line and the Metropolitan Goods line. [7]

Platforms & services

Platforms 3 & 4.
PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1no scheduled services
2no scheduled services
3
T2
services to Central & the City Circle [8]
4
T2
services to Parramatta, Leppington & Campbelltown via Granville [8]

Transit Systems operates one route via Flemington station:

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:

References

  1. Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. Flemington Station NSWrail.net
  3. 1 2 Flemington Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest October 1992 page 402
  5. "Flemington" Railway Digest May 1992 page 190
  6. Have your say on major upgrade of Flemington Station Transport for NSW 2 December 2014
  7. Flemington Middle Junction SA Track & Signal
  8. 1 2 "T2: Inner West & Leppington line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. "Transit Systems route 408". Transport for NSW.
  10. "N60 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  11. "N61 Nightride". Transport for NSW.

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