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Hurstville–Strathfield railway line

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The Hurstville–Strathfield railway line was a proposed railway line in Sydney, Australia. It was initially proposed by the Labor Council of New South Wales in 1990 as a link between Hurstvile and Bankstown,[1] and was later modified in the Action for Transport 2010 plan released by the NSW Government in the mid-1990s as a link between Hurstville and Strathfield.

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As the name suggests, the line would link the railway station in the southern suburb of Hurstville, located on the Illawarra railway line, with the major railway interchange at Strathfield railway station.

It would serve to reduce crowding on the Strathfield-City railway line and the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra railway line, reduce congestion at Sydney Central Station, and seek to act as a major link for travellers between the northern and southern suburbs of Sydney. The line would most likely have operated as part of the CityRail network.

The line was ultimately scrapped because of the sheer cost that would have been involved in constructing the line compared to the expected patronage.

There were several routes identified to serve the purpose of the cross-regional railway. The southern part of the route would have been completely underground from Hurstville to Lakemba on the Bankstown Line, via either Kingsgrove Railway Station or Beverly Hills Railway Station, which are both on the East Hills Line. From Campsie, the line would continue underground to Strathfield, where it would terminate or it would rise at ground level at the Enfield marshalling yards, travelling on the existing freight railway to Arthur Street, where it would join the Main Suburban Line to Strathfield. This alignment would include likely stations at Enfield, Strathfield South, and Rookwood.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. St George to Parramatta rail link plan. St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, 25 October 1990.

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