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Bankstown Line

Canterbury station, looking east, 18 November 2017. The tracks at the left are freight lines.

Year Opened:

Sydenham–Belmore 1895; Belmore–Bankstown 1909; Bankstown–Regents Park 1928; Regents Park–Lidcombe 1912



Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Wiley Park, Punchbowl, Bankstown, Yagoona, Birrong, Regents Park, Berala


Typical Journey Time:

52 minutes (Central–Lidcombe via Bankstown)


Typical Peak Frequency:

10 minutes


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

15 minutes


Typical Weekend Frequency:

15 minutes

The Bankstown line extends to the middle south-western suburbs of Sydney. It branches from the Illawarra line at Sydenham and connects to the Western line at Lidcombe. Two tracks dedicated to freight trains run parallel to the line between Marrickville and Campsie. Through the Central Business District services to and from the Bankstown line operate along the City Circle line. Trains from the city on the Bankstown line alternate between those continuing from Birrong to Lidcombe, and those continuing to Liverpool. The Bankstown line will be converted to a Metro line as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.



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