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2.1 Early years
2.2 Early 20th century
2.4 1980s and later
3 Population statistics
6 Local events
6.1 Live music
6.2 Newtown Festival
6.3 Newtown Jets
7 External links
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Newtown postcode 2042 is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Newtown railway station is located on the Inner West line of the CityRail network. Travelling towards the city, the railway stops in order are: Macdonaldtown, Redfern, Central, Town Hall, Wynyard. Travelling west towards Strathfield, the stops are Stanmore, Petersham, Lewisham, Summer Hill, Ashfield, Croydon, Burwood, and Strathfield.
Newtown Station opened in 1855, as one of the original four intermediate stations on the Sydney to Parramatta rail line (the others being Ashfield, Burwood, and Homebush), and it was soon serviced by ten steam trains per day. In 1878 the station was moved from its original location at the end of Station Street to its current location by the fork of King Street and Enmore Road.
Although well served by trains, the station's accessibility is far from ideal, since the present station was built into a deep, narrow cutting under King St, with the result that the platforms are several metres below street level and can only be accessed by a steep stairway. At present there are still no elevators installed, effectively making it inaccessible to most disabled passengers.
Until the 1960s (when trams were phased out in many parts of Australia) Newtown was a major hub for train-tram transfers; a number of regular electric tram services were centred there and the old Newtown tram depot (long vacant and now largely derelict) still stands next to the station.
The trams were replaced by regular bus services which inherited the old route numbers -- 422, 426, 428 -- and follow the old tram routes that run along King Street and Enmore Road, going inwards to the city and outwards to Tempe, Dulwich Hill and Canterbury respectively. Since then the 423 service from the city to Kingsgrove via Newtown and Marrickville has been added. There is also the 352 service that goes east through Surry Hills, and Paddington to Bondi Junction and the 370 service running north to the University of Sydney and Leichhardt and south-east to the University of New South Wales and Coogee.
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