About the SideTracked Series
SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick park and grabs at or around train stations. SideTracked started at Evesham station on August 10th 2007, placed by schnarff & bikermel76. It took a while to get started, but is now spreading across the world! You can find out more at the SideTracked website.
Wiley Park Station
Line: T3 - Bankstown Line
Opened: 19 June 1938
Wiley Park Station was opened on 19 June 1938, much later than other stations on the line. The reason for the station was suburban development in the proximity in the 1930s and the need for an interchange with King Georges Road. Unusually, the station was financed and constructed by the local Council (Canterbury Council) and handed over to the NSW Government Railways after completion. The station was built with an overhead booking office as the major building with ramps leading down to the two side platforms and their small platform shelters. The building on the Up platform appears to have been rebuilt in recent years.
Information sourced from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
This station, and those along the Sydenham to Bankstown line, will be converted from heavy rail into a metro style service called The South West Metro project with work due to begin in 2018. I encourage you, along with your log, to take as many photos of the station and its surrounds and add them to the gallery to help keep a pictorial journal of the changes that will be happening in the not too distant future. Two reference points are listed as suggested photo taking spots, but feel free to document any interesting things you see.
Did you know that NSW has a geocaching association? Geocaching NSW aims to enhance and improve the activity of geocaching and holds regular events where geocachers meet to enjoy their common interests. Visit the association website here.