Macarthur railway station, Sydney


Macarthur railway station, Sydney

Cityrail Station alt|station_name=Macarthur|



servicearea=Southern Highlands Line|servicearea_color=#Southern Highlands line colour|servicearea_textcolor=white
servicearea2=Airport & East Hills Line|servicearea_color2=#East Hills line colour|servicearea_textcolor2=white
code=MCU|suburb=Ambarvale|street=Menangle Rd|distance=56.73|altitude=?|traintype=Suburban all stations
Suburban limited stops|platforms=3|tracks=3|platform_arr=1 Island
1 Side|stationtype=Ground|gates=No|connect=Bus|disabled=Yes (Assisted)
facilities= [http://www.cityrail.info/facilities/facilities.jsp?n=164&giveOutput=true&facility= Link]

Macarthur railway station is located in the outer southwestern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. It is located on the Main South Line and is served by CityRail trains of the Airport and East Hills lines of the CityRail network. cite web| work=CityRail | title=CityRail Timetables | url=http://www.cityrail.info/timetable/index.jsp| accessdate=22 April | accessyear=2007] . It is a terminus for electric trains. Diesel trains on the Southern Highlands line also stop here.

History

Under the Liverpool - Campbelltown electrification, completed in 1968, electrification was extended to the Glenlee coal siding and loader (now in Mount Annan) through the site of Macarthur station, so that electrically hauled coal trains could connect it and Port Kembla. The station was opened in 1985,cite web|work=Nswrail.net| title=Main South Line|url=http://www.nswrail.net/lines/show.php?name=NSW:main_south| accessdate=26 April| accessyear=2007] when two platforms and two crossovers were provided. Because trains terminating on the main lines caused congestion to through trains, an additional platform was added in time for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Glenlee coal loader has closed and electrification has been cut back to Macarthur.

ervices

Platform 1:
*East Hills line colour>Airport & East Hills Line - Terminating services, limited stops and all stations services to Central and the City Circle (anticlockwise) via Airport or Sydenham.

Platform 2:
*East Hills line colour>Airport & East Hills Line - Terminating services, limited stops services to Central and the City Circle (anticlockwise) via Airport line.
*Southern Highlands line colour>Southern Highlands Line - intercity services to Campbelltown and Sydney Terminal.

Platform 3:
*East Hills line colour>Airport & East Hills Line - Terminating services, limited stops services to Central and the City Circle (anticlockwise) via Airport line.
*Southern Highlands line colour>Southern Highlands Line - intercity services to Moss Vale and Goulburn.

NightRide runs one route to and from Macarthur railway station:
*Route N30 - to City (Town Hall).

Facilities

Under the CityRail Clearways Project, Macarthur is to receive a fourth platform, with the platforms arranged so that terminating trains generally use the middle two platforms, while through trains use the outer two platforms. There will also be a direct connection from Macarthur to the stabling sidings at Campbelltown.

The station is equipped with ramps, connecting the concourse with the platforms, however since the ramps were built, the standards for ramps have been tightened, requiring a less steep slope to qualify for Easy Access for wheelchairs.

Gallery

Neighbouring stations

ee also

* Southern Sydney Freight Line

References

External links

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* Photos: [http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11340625.htm Remains of the Glenlee coal loader]


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