365m 1216ft, 1:16 from Sydney, 54min from Parramatta
Featuring the oldest railway station building in the Blue Mountains, Springwood was a
coal and water stop in the steam era. Some Blue Mountains trains terminate here.
Various bushwalking tracks descend to Glenbrook
Creek from Springwood and Faulconbridge; swimmers can select from a natural swimming hole
or the olympic pool in Buttenshaw Park. Golf, tennis, lawn bowls
There is a moderately-sized shopping centre in Macquarie Rd, professional offices,
galleries & antique shops around the area, a public library with a substantial local
studies archive, council offices, community hall & police station.
Springwood serves as focal point for several villages - Winmalee, Yellow Rock &
Hawkesbury Heights to the northeast, Valley Heights to the east, Faulconbridge &
Linden to the West.
For the 32km Springwood to Katoomba, the ruling gradient is 1 in 33, the steepest
mainline gradient in Australia. Bringing a heavy steam train down "The Hill" was
a test of driver's skill, & required following a detailed plan.
Mountain Bike Rides
- Alight at Faulconbridge for Faulconbridge Point (via Grose Rd)
- Alight at Woodford for Glenbrook via national park.
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Springwood station has a multi-level carpark with areas for motorbikes and bicycles.
There is wheelchair access to the platform & 19 security cameras, with further
upgrades coming. Buses operate from the Faulconbridge & Winmalee areas. The highway
is 4 lanes down to the M4 motorway. Valley Heights also has a commuter
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