Thornleigh railway station

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Thornleigh
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Northbound view
LocationThe Esplanade, Thornleigh
Coordinates 33°43′55″S151°04′42″E / 33.73188056°S 151.0782528°E / -33.73188056; 151.0782528 Coordinates: 33°43′55″S151°04′42″E / 33.73188056°S 151.0782528°E / -33.73188056; 151.0782528
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance29.43 kilometres from Central
Platforms3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code THO
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened17 September 1886
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)2,120 (daily) [1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank112
Services
Preceding station  TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains  Following station
towards  Hornsby
T9
Northern Line
towards the city

Thornleigh railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Thornleigh. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern Line services.

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History

Thornleigh station opened on 17 September 1886. [2] 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.

Pennant Hills railway station railway station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Pennant Hills railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Pennant Hills. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern Line services.

To the north of the station, a line previously branched off to a quarry. [3]

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. [4]

As of 2015, to access the train and bus services, passengers must have a valid Opal card.

Opal card transport ticketing system in New South Wales, Australia

Opal is a contactless fare collection system for public transport services in the greater Sydney area of New South Wales, Australia. Operation of the Opal system is managed by the New South Wales Government's transport authority, Transport for NSW. First launched in late 2012, Opal is valid on Transport for NSW's bus, rail, light rail and ferry services that operate in Sydney and the neighbouring Central Coast, Hunter Region, Blue Mountains and Illawarra areas. It is also accepted on train services in the Southern Highlands. Opal equipment was designed from the start to support a variety of cards, but launched with the captive Opal cards.

Train services running through to the Sydney city through a long tunnel via Macquarie University and Chatswood ceased on September 30, 2018. The track closure was due to the planned introduction of the Metro North West Line line which opened 26 May 2019. [5] 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.

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Metro North West Line

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Platforms & services

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1no booked passenger services
2
T9
Services to Gordon via Strathfield & North Sydney [6]
3
T9
services to Hornsby [6]

Hillsbus operates one route via Thornleigh station:

Transdev NSW operates two routes via Thornleigh station:

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. [11] 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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References

  1. Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. Thornleigh Station NSWrail.net
  3. Historical & Archaeological Assement of Proposed Cycleway Edward Higginbotham & Associates March 2002
  4. "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest February 2007
  5. "Sydney Metro Information and Plans | About Sydney Metro". www.sydneymetro.info. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. 1 2 "T9: Northern line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  7. "Hillsbus route 600". Transport for NSW.
  8. "Transdev NSW route 586". Transport for NSW.
  9. "Transdev NSW route 589". Transport for NSW.
  10. "N80 Nightride". Transport for NSW.
  11. NSW, Transport for (4 June 2017). "Epping to Thornleigh Third Track". www.transport.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 10 April 2019.