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Blacktown railway station is located on the Main Western line, serving the Sydney suburb of Blacktown. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line and T5 services and NSW TrainLink Intercity      Blue Mountains Line   and regional Central West XPT services.
Blacktown railway station platform 6

Blacktown Platform 6

History Edit

Blacktown station opened on 2 July 1860 as Blacktown Road with the construction of the Main Western line.[1]

Captain Martindale, the colony's chief engineer was not happy with work done by contractor John Gibbons and refused to issue a certificate for work done. Not happy with the decision Gibbons told his men to remove three portions of the track near Parramatta. He was arrested and placed in the Parramatta Watch House before being released on bail. Two days later the first train ran into Black Town Road station. The station was renamed Blacktown on 1 August 1862.[1][2]

The station received a major rebuild in the 1990s to a modern glass and steel structure with the addition of an extra platform and the provision of lift access to all platforms. It was opened on 14 October 1995 by Prime Minister Paul Keating. A bus interchange was also built in the triangle between the Main Western and Richmond lines.[3]

Platforms & services Edit

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 T1 services to Berowra via Gordon [4]
T5 services to Campbelltown [5]
2 T1 services to Schofields & Richmond [4]
T5 services to Schofields [5]
3 T1 terminating services to & from Berowra via Gordon

terminating services to & from Hornsby via Macquarie Park

[4]
T5 terminating services to & from Liverpool & Campbelltown [5]
4 T1 services to Berowra via Gordon

services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park

[4]
5 T1 services to Berowra via Gordon

services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park

mainly used during weekday peak hours[4]
Blue Mountains Line services to Central [6]
Western Region services to Central [7]
6 T1 services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains mainly used during weekday peak hours[4]
Blue Mountains Line services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow [6]
Western Region services to Dubbo [7]
7 T1 services to St Marys, Penrith & Emu Plains [4]

Transport links Edit

Blacktown Station Bus Interchange

Stand 1: NightRide[8] and Free Westpoint Shuttle

  • N70: Penrith station to City (Town Hall)
  • N71: Richmond station to City (Town Hall)

Stand 2: Busways

  • 750: to Mount Druitt via Richmond Road and Bidwill[9]
  • 754: to Mount Druitt via Glendenning and Hassall Grove[10]

Stand 3: Busways

  • 753 to Doonside[11]
  • 756: to Mount Druitt via Woodcroft and Plumpton[12]

Stand 4: Hillsbus (706) Busways (752)

  • 706: to Parramatta via Winston Hills[13]
  • 752: to Quakers Hill and Rouse Hill[14]

Stand 5: Hillsbus (702) and Transit Systems Australia (800/812)

  • 702: to Seven Hills[15]
  • 800: to Fairfield via Polding Street[16]
  • 812: peak hours only to Fairfield via The Horsley Drive[17]

Stand 6: Hillsbus

  • 700: to Parramatta via Prospect and Girraween [18]

Stand 7: Busways

  • 721: to Blacktown Hospital[19]

Stand 8: Busways

  • 722: to Prospect Evening service combined with route 724[20]
  • 723: to Mount Druitt via Eastern Creek [21]
  • 724: to Arndell Park, peak hour extension to Huntingwood[22]

Stand 9: Busways

  • 726: to Doonside station[23]
  • 728: to Mount Druitt via Rooty Hill
  • 729: to Mount Druitt via Eastern Creek and Minchinbury[24]

Stand 11: Hillsbus

  • 705: to Parramatta via Lalor Park and Pendle Hill[25]

Stand 12: Hillsbus

  • 711: to Parramatta via Seven Hills and Wentworthville[26]

Stand 13: Hillsbus

  • 611: to Macquarie Park via M2 Motorway[27]
  • 630: to Macquarie Park via Seven Hills, Baulkham Hills and Epping[27]

Stand 15/16: Busways and Hillsbus (T61)

  • 744: to Blacktown Industrial Area[28]
  • S7: to Parklea Garden Village Shopper Hopper[29]
  • T61: to Parramatta via Kings Langley[30]
  • T70: to Castle Hill via Glenwood and Norwest[31]
  • T71: to Castle Hill via Stanhope Gardens and Kellyville[32]
  • T72: to Quakers Hill via Acacia Gardens[33]
  • T74: to Riverstone via Stanhope Gardens and The Ponds[34]
  • T75: to Riverstone via Rouse Hill Town Centre[35]

Stand 17: Busways

  • 743: to Kings Langley via Kings Park[36]

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