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Epping Railway Station
Details

Suburb

Epping

Number of Platforms

5

Platform Arrangements

2 island, 1 side

Lines
Newcastle and Central Coast Railway Line Northern Railway Line
V - E - T - D
T1
Cheltenham Railway Station
Epping
Macquarie University Railway Station
T1line
V - E - T - D
T1
Terminus
Epping
Eastwood Railway Station
T1line
V - E - T - D
Newcastle Line
Hornsby Railway Station
Epping
Eastwood Railway Station
Newcastleline
V - E - T - D

Epping railway station is on the Northern Line of the CityRail network in Sydney, Australia. It serves the suburb of Epping, a significant commercial and residential area. Epping is a significant interchange station and is the western terminus of the Epping to Chatswood Line. Easy Access to all platforms is available via lifts.

HistoryEdit

When the Main Northern Line opened on 17 September 1886, a single platform known as Field of Mars was located on the western side of the line opposite Chester Street. The platform was renamed Carlingford on 5 April 1887. The station was renamed Epping when it opened in its current location on 7 October 1899 as an island platform. An additional island platform was added in 1928. The centre track was originally a terminating road, and was served by platforms on each side between both island platforms. This was intended as part of Dr 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. Upgrade works began in 2004 to prepare the station for the Epping to Chatswood railway line. Works included a new concourse & 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.

SignalboxEdit

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.

ConfigurationEdit

Epping station sits in the centre of the suburb's commercial district, between Langston Place and Beecroft Road. Access to the station is via an overhead concourse with ticketing facilities and ticket gates. The unpaid area of the concourse connects to a covered pedestrian footbridge over the busy Beecroft Road. As well as providing access to the station, this enables thoroughfare between the two sides of the railway line. The station consists of three above ground platforms and two underground platforms. The above ground platforms are connected to the overhead concourse. The underground platforms are accessed from the above ground platforms via escalators through an underground transfer concourse and a lift for wheelchair access. Unusually for CityRail stations, Epping's above ground platforms are not aligned with each other. With the conversion of the centre terminating track to a bi-directional main line in 1979, the platform face on the up (platform 1) side was fenced off. As part of the 2000s upgrading works, the fencing was switched to the opposite platform.

Platforms and servicesEdit

The station is served by eight trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.

Platform Line Stopping Pattern Notes
CR Plat 1
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Intercity services to Central (i) via Strathfield
CR Plat 2
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Intercity services to Gosford, Wyong, and Newcastle via Hornsby
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Terminating suburban services; returning as all stations and limited stops services to Central via Strathfield, then on to North Sydney and Hornsby via Chatswood and Macquarie Park
CR Plat 3
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Intercity services to Gosford, Wyong, and Newcastle via Hornsby
CR Plat 5
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Suburban all stations and limited stops services to Chatswood, North Sydney and Central via Macquarie Park, then returning to Epping via Strathfield
CR Plat 6
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Suburban all stations and limited stops services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills

Epping Station does not have a Platform 4.

MapEdit

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Newcastle and Central Coast Line
Newcastleline

NewcastleDiagram

T1
T1line

Northshorediagram

Northerndiagram

Westerndiagram

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