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Hornsby railway station platforms from footbridge
Hornsby Railway Station
Details

Suburb

Hornsby

Number of Platforms

5

Platform Arrangements

2 island, 1 side

Lines
Newcastle and Central Coast Railway Line

North Shore Railway Line

Northern Railway Line

CountryLink North-Western Railway Line

CountryLink North Coast Railway Line
V - E - T - D


Hornsby railway station is a major railway station at the junction between the North Shore and Northern railway lines of the CityRail network in Sydney, Australia. It serves the commercial and residential area of Hornsby. The station consists of 5 platforms accessed through an overhead concourse at the southern end. The station is the terminus point for most Northern line services. Hornsby maintenance depot is situated to the north of the station. Hornsby station was upgraded in the 1990s to Easy Access for the mobility impaired with the provision of lifts between the concourse and the platforms.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 17 September 1886 as Hornsby, but was renamed Hornsby Junction on 1 November 1894. This was due to the construction of Normanhurst Station to the south, which was initially named Hornsby as it was located in what was the more densely populated area of Hornsby at the time. Naming the station Hornsby Junction was an attempt to avoid confusion, but it was realised that having 2 Hornsby Stations was still very confusing. On 1 May 1900, the suburb and station to the south was renamed Normanhurst, and Hornsby Junction reverted to Hornsby which it has remained to the present day. Under the CityRail Clearways Project, a fifth platform was constructed for use by through northbound trains. This opened on 16 March 2009. The existing Platform 4 became a centre turnback platform for Northern line trains. The additional platform allows extra trains to run on the Northern Line via the Epping to Chatswood line and improves reliability. As Hornsby is both an originating and terminating point for some services, on 10 July 2003 the communications system in a Millennium Train failed because the train's software could not compute that the origin and destination of the service had the same name.

Platforms and servicesEdit

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

Platform Line Stopping Pattern Notes
CR Plat 1
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Suburban and peak hour intercity services towards Central along the North Shore Line Terminating platform for North Shore line services
CR Plat 2
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Terminating services
Suburban services to Berowra and some peak hour services to Wyong
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Terminating services
Suburban services to Central via Macquarie Park then on to Epping via Strathfield
Peak hour services to North Sydney via Strathfield
Occasional use only
CR Plat 3
NSW TrainLink North Coast Country services to Sydney Southbound goods trains pass through this platform
TrainLink North Western Country services to Sydney
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Suburban services to Central via Macquarie Park then on to Epping via Strathfield
Peak hour services to North Sydney via Strathfield
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Intercity services to Central (i) via Strathfield
CR Plat 4
NSW TrainLink North Coast Country services to Grafton, Casino and Brisbane
TrainLink North Western Country services to Armidale and Moree
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Terminating services
Suburban services to Central via Macquarie Park then on to Epping via Strathfield
Peak hour services to North Sydney via Strathfield
CR Plat 5
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Intercity services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle Northbound goods trains pass through this platform


MapEdit

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Newcastle and Central Coast Line
Newcastleline

NewcastleDiagram

T1
T1line

Northshorediagram

Northerndiagram

Westerndiagram

T1
T1line

Northshorediagram

Northerndiagram

Westerndiagram

CountryLink North Coast Line
Countrylinkred

Northcoastmap

CountryLink North Western Line
Countrylinkbrown

Northwesternmap

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