Berowra railway station
|Newcastle & Central Coast Line|
|North Shore Line|
|Distance from Central Station||44.66 km|
|Altitude (above sea level)||200 m|
|Types of stopping trains||Suburban all stations
Suburban limited stops
|Number of platforms||3|
|Number of tracks||3|
|Platform arrangement||1 island
|Type of station||Ground|
Berowra railway station is a station on the Main North railway line in Berowra, New South Wales, and is the northern terminus of the Sydney Trains network. The station serves the town of Berowra. It consists of three platforms with lift and stair access from over-bridge at the northern end of the station. Berowra is served by suburban trains of the North Shore, Northern & Western Line and the 'intercity' Central Coast & Newcastle Line.
Berowra is the 119th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 1810 passengers boarding per day.
Berowra station opened in 1887 with the opening of the railway line. Initially 2 platforms in an island configuration were provided at the station. On Monday 28 August 2006 a third platform (platform 3) opened as part of the CityRail Clearways Project, to allow suburban trains to terminate clear of the running lines. Trains now terminate on the middle platform (number 2), allowing through trains to overtake any terminating trains standing in the station. The new platform was built to accommodate a full 8 car intercity train length, whereas the existing 2 platforms can accommodate only 7 intercity car lengths. The upgrade also included provision of Easy Access facilities, a new over-rail bridge for general station access and additional wet weather protection.
On Monday 22 January 2007 Berowra station was almost engulfed as bushfires swept the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Efforts from firefighters saved the station and a train which had terminated there.
Shorelink buses run three routes which stop at Berowra railway station:
- Route 592 - limited service to Brooklyn, New South Wales and Mooney Mooney
- Route 597 - Hornsby station via Berowra Heights
- Route 599 - Berowra - Berowra Heights - Berowra shuttle (from 22-3-09)
Platforms and services
The station is served by three trains per hour south and one per hour north, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.
|1||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||intercity services to Hornsby and Central (i) via Strathfield|
|2||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||intercity services to Gosford, Wyong and Newcastle|
|terminating services, returning to all stations and limited stops services to Hornsby and Central via Gordon, then Strathfield and beyond.|
|3||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||intercity services to Gosford, Wyong and Newcastle|
|Preceding station||Sydney Trains||Following station|
North Shore Line services
|Preceding station||NSW Trainlink||Following station|
|Newcastle and Central Coast Line||
- Berowra station. NSWrail.net. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
- "Cool change helps Sydney firefighters", ABC News, 22 January 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Berowra railway station, Sydney.|
- CityRail - Berowra station details
- CityRail - A new platform for Berowra Station from Monday 28 August
- Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (TIDC) - Berowra Station Platform 3