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Western Line

Sets H18 and H27 form a city-bound service departing Werrington, 2 October 2013.

Year Opened:

Sydney–Parramatta (now Granville) 1855; Parramatta (now Granville)–Blacktown 1860; Blacktown–Rooty Hill 1861; Rooty Hill–Cross Roads (now Kingswood) 1862; Cross Roads (now Kingswood)–Penrith 1863; Penrith–Weatherboard (now Wentworth Falls) 1867



Central, Redfern, Burwood, Strathfield, Lidcombe, Auburn, Clyde, Granville, Harris Park, Parramatta, Westmead, Wentworthville, Pendle Hill, Toongabbie, Seven Hills, Blacktown, Doonside, Rooty Hill, Mount Druitt, St Marys, Werrington, Kingswood, Penrith, Emu Plains


Typical Journey Time:

65 minutes semi-express (Central–Penrith); 68 minutes semi-express (Central–Emu Plains)


Typical Peak Frequency:

4 minutes (Blacktown); 10 minutes (St Marys); 7 minutes (Penrith); 12 minutes (Emu Plains)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

7.5 minutes (Blacktown); 15 minutes (St Marys); 12 minutes (Penrith); 20 minutes (Emu Plains)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

7.5 minutes (Blacktown); 15 minutes (St Marys); 12 minutes (Penrith)

The Western line extends to the far western suburbs of Sydney. Between Redfern and Homebush there are six tracks; between Homebush and St Marys there are four tracks; and west of St Marys there are two tracks. On weekdays train services typically operate from the city to Penrith, Emu Plains or the branch to Richmond, which is shown in the same timetable. Through the Central Business District services to and from the Western line operate underground between Central and Wynyard, and then cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge between Wynyard and Milsons Point, before continuing along the North via North Shore line. Trains to the Blue Mountains also use the Western line.


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