Thornleigh railway station

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Thornleigh
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Southbound view in March 2023, access upgrade underway
General information
LocationThe Esplanade, Thornleigh
Coordinates 33°43′55″S151°04′42″E / 33.73188056°S 151.0782528°E / -33.73188056; 151.0782528
Elevation173 metres (568 ft)
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance29.43 kilometres from Central
Platforms3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
AccessibleYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code THO
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened17 September 1886
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2023 [1]
  • 741,280 (year)
  • 2,031 (daily) [2] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Normanhurst
towards Hornsby
Northern Line Pennant Hills
towards Gordon via  Central

Thornleigh railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Thornleigh. It is served by Sydney Trains T9 Northern Line services.

Contents

History

Thornleigh station opened on 17 September 1886. [3] Platform 1 is located on a loop and does not have any booked passenger workings, while south of the station, the line has a loop on each side as far as Pennant Hills.

To the north of the station, a line previously branched off to a quarry. [4]

The local control panel was closed on 12 November 2006, with control transferred to Strathfield Signal Box. Control of Thornleigh was again transferred to the new Homebush Signal Box in October 2008. [5]

Train services running through to the city through the Epping-Chatswood Rail Link via Macquarie University and Chatswood ceased on 30 September 2018. The track closure was due to the planned introduction of the Metro North West Line which opened 26 May 2019. [6] Replacement buses, known as Station Link buses were offered from Epping and during peak hours from Beecroft station to access the stations between Epping and Chatswood, via Maquarie University.

The station received an upgrade with lifts and upgraded amenities in June 2023.

Platforms and services

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1no booked passenger services
2
T9
Services to Gordon via Strathfield & North Sydney [7]
3
T9
services to Hornsby [7]

CDC NSW operates three bus routes via Thornleigh station, under contract to Transport for NSW:

Thornleigh station is served by one NightRide route:

Trackplan

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Track layout

Facilities

Thornleigh station has a multi-level car park that has disabled parking access, adjacent from platform 3 giving disabled access to that platform. Upgrades to the station are currently under planning for all platforms (1 & 2 included) to be accessible via elevator. [12] Other amenities are under planning for upgrade such as family accessible restrooms and pathways, as well as replacing the tiling and repainting.

Thornleigh station has restrooms located between platforms 1 & 2.

There are two vendors where you can add more value to an opal card. One between platform 1 and 2: an opal card machine where existing opal cards can be "topped up" using cash or card, or to purchase temporary "single trip" cards, there is another place at Thornleigh station to top up an opal card, that is on platform 3, facing the esplanade, with a small newsagent. Many items are available for purchase, such as newspapers, drinks and snacks.

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