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Schofields Station
Schofields Railway Station
Details

Suburb

Schofields

Number of Platforms

2

Platform Arrangements

2 island

Lines
T1
T5
V - E - T - D
T1
Riverstone railway station
Schofields
Quakers Hill railway station
T1line
V - E - T - D
T5
Terminus
Schofields
Quakers Hill railway station
T5line
V - E - T - D

Schofields is a station on the Richmond railway line serving the suburb of Schofields as well as the nearby north-west Sydney suburbs of Rouse Hill, The Ponds and Kellyville. It is serviced by Sydney Trains' Western Line. The station is wheelchair accessible via lifts.

HistoryEdit

The first inhabitants of the local area were the indigenous people of the Darug language group and have lived in the area for the since 28,000-40,000 years ago. The station which serves the suburb of the same name, was named after a local pioneer who was a former convict, John Schofield and later settled in the area after building a saw mill beside the railway line. The former station was originally opened as a siding stop with a platform made from railway sleepers in the early 1870s on the western side of the track, which was later rebuilt in brick in 1888 along with a goods loop after the Richmond line was upgraded by John Whitton the then Engineer-in-Chief. The History of the Station and surrounding local area have been highlighted through signs placed near the entrances to both former and present station sites.

Former StationEdit

The old Schofields station consisted of a single side platform with street level access on the eastern side of the track. A pedestrian level crossing to the north of the platform allowed access to the other side of the track. The station did not have Easy Access for wheelchairs because there were no stairs or ramps. An interesting feature of the station was the adjacent grain and produce facility that protruded into the railway platform. The old station closed permanently on 3 October 2011 and an overpass for pedestrians was constructed at the site of the former station to replace the pedestrian level crossing.

PlatformsEdit

The station is served by two 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
Terminating services
All stations and limited stops services to Blacktown and Central; then on to the T1.
One afternoon T5 service commences from Schofields.
CR Plat 2
T1
North Shore, Northern and Western line
Terminating services
All stations services to Riverstone and Richmond.
T1
T1line

Northshorediagram

Northerndiagram

Westerndiagram

T5
T5line

Cumberland

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