Sunday, January 29, 2012
Mount Druitt Connects To Schofields Train Station
Yesterday, I travelled to Schofields train station for experience and to see the wonderful newly upgraded train station, I did a video of the trip from Blacktown - it is so close to Blacktown and I am amazed how much available land there is for further suburban development and can see why NSW has made the station the way it is:
According to a legend in the area I met or kind of 'bumped into' - the old train station is 850 meters up the railway line (towards Riverstone) to where it is now. The new train station is approximately 2 miles distance from Riverstone train station. The Schofield sling track was 50 metres higher up off the track which was used as a feed lot for the Riverstone meat-works for the cattle grazing around the area
He advised vandalism and graffiti is not easy here as the prospect of being caught is quite high and is because the local communality keep watch to these items as well as the security systems implemented in the new train station.The local elderly gentleman has been developing town houses around the area and was the first local person to do so. His thoughts on the new Schofields train station, he compares to a train stations along the north Shore of Sydney and rates it as a high class station, which he understands has done to accommodate the growing needs of our population and also is a safe haven for rising sea levels - compared to coastal waters of Sydney. He claims that Schofields is good for Governments, politicians and developers as land closer to the railway line will be in the high price vicinity and higher density housing will be created in the longer run.