North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North Sydney-Emu Plains Line Via Castle Hill Stations And Details

North West Heavy Rail Line As A Through Line From Day 1

Victor P Taffa

North West Railway Line that is under construction will provide a far more effective Railway Line with many more services for commuters as a Through Line than a Branch Line.

East Hills Line until 1984 was a Branch Line.

Population growth required the extension of the East Hills Line.

Same issue affects the North West and line will require extending sooner than anticipated.

North West Line stops 3 km short of the Richmond Line

Rolling Stock:

  • For more than 80 Years Sydney had Single Deck Rail Carriages.
  • Single Deck Heavy Rail Carriages with 70% seating capacity

North West Line can convey Single Deck Heavy Rail Carriages with 70% seating capacity that enables a Richmond-Epping service and services into the City and across to Marsden Park.

From Marsden Park the line connects onto the Ropes Creek Rail corridor and with the Western Line at St. Mary’s.

 

Richmond Line Interchange Railway Stations

Cudgegong Road        Interchange Platforms for Vineyard Station on Richmond Line

Riverstone                   Interchange Platforms above Surface Station

Vineyard                     Sets of Points takes trains to North West Line

Double Track Y Link:

A Double Track Y Link will allow flexibility for Heavy Rail services and relieve pressure on the Western Line enabling the introduction of new services.

This also enables services on the North West Heavy Rail Line to be intensive and high frequency.

Double Track Diamond Junction

As contained in my Western Sydney Airport EIS Transport Submission North West Line needs a Double Track Diamond Junction at Richmond Line/ North West Line Junction plus a Double Track Rail Overpass.

Heavy Rail allows for 100% integration of services that places commuters Front and Centre of Decision Making.

 

Cost Savings:

  • $2 Billion in not building Sydney Harbour Rail Tunnel
  • Not ‘Converting’ Epping-Chatswood Railway Line
  • Not ‘Converting’ Bankstown Line
  • Central Platforms 26 & 27 already constructed
  • St. James Platforms 2 & 3 already constructed
  • Macquarie Street Rail Tunnel Double Track width already constructed

New Services

  • Emu Plains-City via North West Line (New Double Track Y Link)
  • Emu Plains-City via Western Line (Serves Bradfield Line)
  • Blacktown-City via North West Line (New Double Track Y Link)
  • St. Mary’s-City via North West Line (New Double Track Y Link)

 

Bradfield Line

  • Bradfield Line second city circle line will be required when North West Line opens.
  • Bradfield Line second city circle line for Western Line Trains
  • Double Track direct connection with Eastern Suburbs Line
  • Pedestrian Tunnel connecting Museum and Hyde Park Corner Railway Stations

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge serves:

  • North West Line
  • Northern Line
  • Richmond Line

Bradfield Line second city circle line plan

Bradfield Line Stations

  • Central Platforms 26 & 27
  • Darling Harbour
  • King Street
  • Bridge Street
  • Parliament
  • St. James Platforms 2 & 3
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Central Platforms 26 & 27

City Circle Stations

  • Central
  • Town Hall
  • Wynyard
  • Circular Quay
  • St. James
  • Museum
  • Central

Dr. John Bradfield designed Sydney Harbour Bridge and Railways with Bradfield Line named in his honour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epping Railway Station

Currently Epping has 3 at Grade Platforms and 2 Below Grade Level Platforms.

  • Platform 1 To City via Eastwood
  • Platform 2 Terminates
  • Platform 3 To Hornsby from Eastwood
  • Platform 5 To City via Macquarie Park
  • Platform 6 To Hornsby from Macquarie Park

Epping Platform 4

Below Grade Platform 4 is either hoarded up or Platform Number 4 set aside.

  • Either hoarded up or waiting to be built with the Platform Number 4 set aside.
  • Terminating Platform for services from Parramatta in the Parramatta-Chatswood Railway Plan of 1998.

In 1998 there were plans to build the Parramatta-Chatswood Railway Line with below grade Platforms at Parramatta Railway Station having been built.

Carlingford Railway Line was to have been duplicated and below grade Epping Platform 4 is either hidden or the Platform Number 4 has been reserved for the line from Parramatta.

Epping Railway Station will expand once:

  • Carlingford Line is duplicated and extended to Epping.
  • North West Heavy Rail Line becomes operational.
  • Northern Line Extension is built.

Platform 1 To City via Eastwood

Platform 2 To Hurstville via Roselands

Platform 3 To Berowra via Cheltenham from Roselands and Hurstville

Platform 4 To Hornsby via Cheltenham from Eastwood and City

Platform 5 To City via Macquarie Park from Carlingford Line, Hornsby or North West Line

Platform 6 To Carlingford Line, Hornsby or North West Line from Macquarie Park

Platform 7 Terminates for Richmond-Epping via Castle Hill services

  • Platforms 1-4 At Grade
  • Platforms 5-7 Below Grade

Room exists now to reconfigure the At Grade Platforms and Realign Tracks.

Room exists for 4 Tracks to pass underneath Epping Road Overpass.

Platform 3 is currently off-set.

Epping-Platform 3 Hornsby Bound Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumberland Line And Richmond-Epping Via Castle Hill Heavy Rail Services

Sydney Trains operates the Cumberland Line services between Schofields on the Richmond Line and Campbelltown on the Southern Line.

Richmond-Epping via Castle Hill services would be similar to the Cumberland Line with Richmond on the Richmond Line and Epping on the Northern Line where the North West Line meets the Northern Line.

Richmond-Epping services as Heavy Rail leaves the Richmond Line at Vineyard via Sets of Points onto the North West Line and terminates at below grade Epping Platform 7.

Some time ago Railway Planners said that research found that commuters alighting and boarding on the North West Line would be intensive in certain areas along the new North West Line as much as wanting to go into the Sydney CBD.

By having trains terminate below Grade at Epping Platform 7 allows high frequency services on the North West Line to experience higher loadings than a North West Branch Line configuration alone would achieve.

Chatswood Railway Station is 6th busiest railway station in the network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Sydney-Emu Plains Via Castle Hill Line Stations And Details

Between North Sydney and Chatswood amplified to 4 Tracks and 4 Operating Platforms

Double Track Y Link between Wianamatta Creek and Ropes Creek Rail Corridor

Rail Overpass at Christie Street, Werrington

North Sydney                         Existing Heavy Rail Station

Waverton                                Existing Heavy Rail Station

Wollstonecraft                       Existing Heavy Rail Station

St. Leonards                           Existing Heavy Rail Station

Artarmon                                Existing Heavy Rail Station

Chatswood                              Existing Heavy Rail Station

North Ryde                             Existing Heavy Rail Station

Macquarie Park                      Existing Heavy Rail Station

Macquarie University           Existing Heavy Rail Station

Epping                                     Existing Heavy Rail Station

Cherrybrook                           Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Castle Hill                               Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Showground                          Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Norwest                                  Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Bella Vista                              Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Kellyville                                 Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Rouse Hill                               Heavy Rail Station Under Construction

Cudgegong Road                   Interchange Platforms for Vineyard Station on Richmond Line

Riverstone                               Interchange Platforms above Surface Station

Schofields West                      Surface near Burfitt/ Carnarvon Rd Int.

Marsden Park                          Surface near Richmond Rd east of Fulton Rd cul-de-sac

Shalvey                                    U/G near Luxford Rd/ Emerson Street Int.

Wilmot                                    U/G near Luxford Rd/ Koomooloo Crescent

Lethbridge Park                    U/G near Forrester / Hatherton Rd Int.

Ropes Creek                           Rebuilt Railway Station

Cochrane                                Rebuilt Railway Station

Dunheved                               Rebuilt Railway Station

St. Marys                                Existing Heavy Rail Station

Werrington                            Existing Heavy Rail Station

Kingswood                             Existing Heavy Rail Station

Penrith                                    Existing Heavy Rail Station

Emu Plains                             Existing Heavy Rail Station