Westmead Railway Station
is a railway station on the Western
railway lines of
network. It serves a well
established residential area, nearby major hospitals (Westmead
Hospital and the
Children's Hospital at Westmead) and local educational institutions including the
University of Western
Sydney and Westmead Teaching Hospital.
It has four
tracks and two island platforms
Each island platform serves trains of the same direction.
Immediately east of Westmead, the 'Up
Main' track passes under
the 'Up and Down
Suburban' tracks, so that east of Westmead, tracks are arranged
'Up/Down/Up/Down' and west of Westmead they are arranged
'Up/Up/Down/Down'. Also east of Westmead, points
allow trains to cross between 'Main'
(fast) and 'Suburban' (slow) tracks.
Between 1922 and 1932, the Rogans Hill railway line
branched from the Main West line
immediately west of Westmead station.
runs five routes and Westbus
runs one route via Westmead railway station:
- T61, T62, T63, T64, T65- to Parramatta
- T61- Blacktown via Kings Langley
- T62- Rouse Hill via North Kellyville/Bella
- T63- Rouse Hill via Kellyville Ridge/Stanhope
- T64- Rouse Hill via Beaumont Hills
- T65- Rouse Hill
route via Westmead railway station:
- Oakes, J. Walking a Forgotten Railway:The Rogans Hill Line
Revisited. Bulletin, Vol 49 No 727, May 1998. ARHS NSW