Macarthur railway station

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Macarthur
Macarthur Railway Station April 2018.jpg
Southbound view in April 2018
LocationMenangle Road, Campbelltown
Coordinates 34°04′19″S150°47′49″E / 34.071893°S 150.79687°E / -34.071893; 150.79687 Coordinates: 34°04′19″S150°47′49″E / 34.071893°S 150.79687°E / -34.071893; 150.79687
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main South
Distance43.2 kilometres from Central
Platforms3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code MCA
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened28 July 1985
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
20186,610 (daily) [1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Terminus TfNSW T8.svg Airport & South Line Campbelltown
toward City Circle
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Menangle Park
toward Goulburn
Southern Highlands Line Campbelltown
toward Central

Macarthur railway station is located on the Main South line, serving the Sydney suburb of Campbeltown. It is served by Sydney Trains T8 Airport & South and NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services. It is the southern extremity of the electrified Sydney Trains network.

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History

In 1976, a plan was created to build a new station 488m in the southern direction of the existing Campbelltown railway station. The plan for a "new" Campbelltown station was dropped and the plan was modified to be an unmanned, new, station. The plan was later changed to be 1800m to its current location, being built to serve a shopping centre being built 500m away. The station was originally supposed to be named Ambarvale, after the suburb it is located, but this was later changed to Macarthur, the name of the region. [2] Construction started in November 1983 with the station opening on 28 July 1985. [3] [4] [5] It was initially only served by a few peak-hour services until a new timetable was introduced on 16 November 1986. [6]

The station initially consisted of two side platforms. Because suburban trains terminating on the main lines caused congestion to through trains, a side turnback platform was added in time for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Under the CityRail Clearways Project, Macarthur received an upgrade. This work, completed in late 2010, included refurbishment of the station, a bus interchange, and a new carpark. In a proposed second stage, Macarthur was to receive a fourth platform for through trains heading south, however, the project was cancelled. [7]

In January 2013, the Southern Sydney Freight Line opened to the west of the station.

Electrification through the Macarthur station site was completed in 1968 as part of the Liverpool-Glenlee electrification project. Electric passenger trains terminated at Campbelltown, but freight trains continued to Glenlee coal siding and loader (now in Mount Annan) so that electrically hauled coal trains could connect it and Port Kembla. The Glenlee coal loader has closed and electric trains are stopped at Macarthur, with the wires only extending a few hundred metres down the line.

Platforms and services

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1
T8
services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby [8]
2
T8
services to Central & the City Circle via Revesby [8]
SHL
services to Campbelltown
morning services to Central (1 weekday, 2 weekend)
[9]
3
SHL
services to Moss Vale
evening services to Goulburn (2 weekday, 1 weekend)
[9]
Trackplan
SSFL
UM
DM
N↑ To Campbelltown
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S↓ To Menangle Park

Macarthur station is served by various bus routes with Busabout being the primary operator. The bus interchange is located on Menangle Road.

Macarthur Station is also served by one NightRide route.

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  2. "Campbelltown Railway Station" ARHS
  3. "1983/84 Annual Report" Railway Digest April 1985 page 95
  4. Macarthur Station NSWrail.net
  5. "Macarthur Station's Few Trains" Railway Digest August 1985 page 233
  6. "Supersize Trains for Central Coast" Railway Digest November 1986 page 339
  7. Macarthur Turnback Project Archived 3 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport Construction Authority
  8. 1 2 "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  9. 1 2 "Southern Highlands line timetable". Transport for NSW.