Flemington railway station

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Flemington
Flemington railway station 27 August 2017 04.jpg
LocationThe 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
Distance14.32 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks6
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code FMG
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened1884
Rebuilt25 May 1924
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)2,930 (daily) [1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank84
Services
Preceding station  TfNSW T.svg 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.

Main Suburban railway line railway line in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Main Suburban railway line is the technical name for the trunk railway line between Redfern railway station and Parramatta railway station in Sydney, Australia, but now generally refers to the section between Redfern and where the Old Main South Line branches off at Granville Junction. The railway line then continues on as the Main Western line towards the Blue Mountains. This term distinguished this trunk line from the Illawarra Line which branched south from the Illawarra Junction to Wollongong, and later the North Shore tracks which carried trains north over the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney City in New South Wales, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

Homebush West Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Homebush West is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Homebush West is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area's of the Municipality of Strathfield and the Cumberland Council. Homebush and Homebush Bay are separate suburbs to the east and north-east.

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History

The former concourse Flemington Railway Station 3.JPG
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]

Homebush railway station railway station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Homebush railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Suburban line in Homebush in the Municipality of Strathfield local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed and built by the New South Wales Government Railways and opened on 26 September 1855. In addition to being located on the Main Suburban line, the station is also located on the Main South and Main Western railway lines. The station is also known as the Homebush Railway Station group. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The station and associated infrastructure were added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Lidcombe railway station railway station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lidcombe railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Lidcombe. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown and T7 Olympic line services.

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]

Sydney Markets

The Sydney Markets are a commercial enterprise in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Markets are located in the Inner West suburb of Homebush West, 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Strathfield. The market is the primary delivery service of these products for Sydney. The market has a wholesale sales section that caters to larger business and general sales to the public. The market is the central marketplace for Sydney's farmers to sell their products. It has a history dating back to 1788.

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]

The Flemington Maintenance Depot is the largest Sydney Trains train depot, located in the western Sydney suburb of Flemington.

Olympic Park railway line

The Olympic Park railway line is a railway line linking the Sydney Olympic Park precinct to the Main Suburban railway line at Flemington and Lidcombe. Originally opened as the Abattoirs branch in 1911, it was rebuilt and reopened as the Olympic Park railway line in 1998. Passenger services have since been running on it as the Olympic Park Line.

Platforms & services

Platforms 3 & 4. Flemington railway station 27 August 2017 02.jpg
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:

Transit Systems Sydney

Transit Systems Sydney is an Australian bus operator in Sydney. It is a subsidiary of Transit Systems.

Flemington station is served by two NightRide routes:

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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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