Lakemba railway station

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Lakemba railway station is a railway station on the Bankstown line. It serves the Sydney suburb of Lakemba and was opened on 14 April 1909. Like other stations on this line it originates from the 1890s expansion of the railways[1] and was built to relieve pressure from the Main South Line.[2]

Since opening, numerous improvements and alterations have been made. In 1919 a new platform building and signal box were erected and the platform was extended in 1921. In 1926 when the Railway was electrified the original footbridge with overhead booking office was constructed.[3]

Lakemba Railway Station has a single island platform layout and the original platform building exists with a large modern footbridge. The original wooden booking office above the station was demolished after fire damage and replaced by a modern metal and glass structure in 2001.[4] Lifts were installed in 2006.

References

  1. K. Edwards. 1982 Beginning the Bankstown Line: a history of the Marrickville to Burwood Road Railway
  2. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4801916
  3. State Rail Authority. 1999. State Rail Authority Heritage Register Study. SRA916
  4. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4801916