Via Chatswood & Macquarie Park?

Topic: Public Transport 12 years, 7 months ago

New LCD next train indicators on the concourse at Epping Station
Close-up on stopping pattern diagram under indicator showing covered text

While waiting for a train, I finally had time to look around the recently-opened new concourse at Epping Station, which is which is currently being upgraded.

It’s nice, spacious and very modern-looking, using plenty of glass of course. For a template mass-produced station design, I think you can do worse than what the is being rolled out across the CityRail network.

I took some photos of the next train indicators on the concourse, including one which is currently unused. I imagine it will will eventually show trains running via the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line.

Also have a look at the close-up of the stopping pattern diagram for “City via Strathfield” services. Notice where it says trains continue to after travelling past North Sydney? Under the taped-over bit is “& Macquarie Park”.

That’s consistent with speculation that once the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line opens, at least some Northern Line trains will travel to/from City via either the ECRL or Strathfield and then continue back to Hornsby via the other path in a loop.

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  • . Jo  |  12 years, 7 months ago

    It IS a very pretty stations isn’t it? I walked out a couple weeks ago and thought I got off at the wrong station, and then almost exited the wrong side too.

    City Rail is doing alright with the new stations lately. Morning services are better too, just wish it wasn’t so congested in peak hour.

  • . Stephen Mok  |  12 years, 7 months ago

    I reckon it’s got way too much glass, steel and other manly materials for it to be called “pretty”, but hey… :D

  • . Jo  |  12 years, 7 months ago

    we’re talking about an Aussie government!
    I’ll take whatever I can get as long as it isn’t painted ugly dark green like Strathfield station.

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