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Epping railway station, Sydney

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Location  Beecroft Road, Epping
Operated by  Sydney Trains
Opened  17 September 1886
Connection  Bus
Owned by  RailCorp
Platforms  5 (2 island, 1 side)
Owner  RailCorp
Tracks  5
Epping railway station, Sydney
Line(s)  Main Northern Chatswood-Epping
Distance  23.32 kilometres from Central
Address  Epping VIC 3076, Australia
Similar  Chatswood railway station, Eastwood railway station, Strathfield railway station, Macquarie University railway st, Wynyard railway station - S

Epping railway station is located on the Main Northern and Chatswood-Epping lines, serving the Sydney suburb of Epping. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Northern and NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services.

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History

The station opened as Field of Mars on 17 September 1886. It was renamed Carlingford on 5 April 1887, and again to Epping on 7 October 1899 when it moved to its current site.

An additional island platform was added in 1928. The centre track was originally a terminating road, and was served by platforms on each side. This was intended as part of John Bradfield's proposed Epping to St Leonards line. A new booking office on the footbridge was added in 1967 after the original wooden structure was destroyed by fire.

In 1979, the centre terminating track was converted to a bi-directional main line with the platform face on the eastern side fenced off. As part of the 2000s upgrading works, the fencing was switched to the opposite platform.

Upgrade works began in 2004 to prepare the station for the Epping to Chatswood railway line. Works included a new concourse and pedestrian overpass, wider platforms, an underground transfer concourse and the addition of two underground platforms for the new line. The new aerial concourse was constructed to the north of the 1967 concourse, which was demolished. The above ground upgrades were completed on 14 April 2007, while the underground concourse and platforms were opened on 23 February 2009 in conjunction with the new line.

To the north of the station, an additional track is being laid as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project. This is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

In 2019, Epping will become part of the Sydney Metro Northwest line between Chatswood and Cudgegong Road. This will involve the underground platforms being fitted with platform screen doors. As a result, the Northern Line will change again by operating from Hornsby to Central via Strathfield.

Signal box

Epping signal box opened on 31 October 1928 and operated the interlocking at Epping until its closure on 12 November 2006. The original miniature lever frame was replaced by an NX panel circa 1980. Control of the area was transferred to Strathfield signal box, and then to the new Homebush Control Centre in October 2008.

Transport links

Bus Stands:

Stand A, Cambridge St:

  • 140: to Manly (State Transit)
  • 288: to City (Erskine Street) via North Ryde & Gore Hill Freeway (State Transit)
  • 290: to City (Erskine Street) via Epping Road & Pacific Highway (late nights only) (State Transit)
  • 291: to McMahons Point Wharf via Epping Road & Pacific Highway (State Transit)
  • 295: to Macquarie Centre (State Transit)
  • Stand B, Cambridge St:

  • 295: to North Epping (State Transit)
  • Stand C, Beecroft Rd (eastbound):

  • M54: to Macquarie Park station (State Transit)
  • 630: to Macquarie Park station (Hillsbus)
  • Stand D, Beecroft Rd:

  • M54: to Parramatta station (State Transit)
  • Stand E, Beecroft Rd:

  • 546: to Parramatta station via Carlingford station & Oatlands (State Transit)
  • 549: to Parramatta station via North Rocks Road (State Transit)
  • Stand F, Beecroft Rd:

  • 541: to Eastwood (State Transit)
  • Stand G, Beecroft Rd:

  • 630: to Blacktown Station (Hillsbus)
  • Epping station is served by one NightRide route:

  • N80: Hornsby station to City (Town Hall)
  • References

    Epping railway station, Sydney Wikipedia


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