Strathfield Rail Station

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The Strathfield Rail Station was redeveloped in 1927 as a full scale suburban station, catering for local as well as regional traffic, rather than just a rural stop.   The redevelopment of the station increased the number of train platforms from 4 to 6 and the overhead walkways (featured in the photograph), a feature of many inner city stations, were demolished and replaced by underground ramps.

The station reconstruction, complete with a subway and access ramps to the platforms was also associated with the electrification of the Sydney Rail network which began in 1924.

 

2 comments

  1. Our forefathers had far more foresight and planning capabilities. Thanks bad we don’t seem to be able to learn from their foresight!

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  2. Richard K Butcher ( The Eveleigh Rail Workshops man/author historian.ATP Head Tour Guide. says:

    When bods used trains so much, to see a friend off, you required a Platform Ticket, they sold 1950’s, 25,000 tickets p.a. Such was the importance of our Strathfield station, and rail travel.

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