Canterbury railway station, Sydney
|Address||Canterbury Road, Canterbury
New South Wales, Australia
|Distance||10.16 km (6.31 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||3 (1 side, 1 island)|
|Opened||1 February 1895|
|Opal||Not yet commissioned|
|Website||Sydney Trains Link|
Canterbury is a Sydney Trains railway station on Sydney's Bankstown line. Located in the suburb of Canterbury, it serves a residential area. Canterbury Park Racecourse is adjacent, and a branch line formerly led to sidings used on race-days (now demolished). It has three platforms, only two of which are now used. One of the platforms faces one of the two goods lines that pass through Canterbury- part of the Metropolitan Goods Line.
Canterbury is undergoing major redevelopments including 10000 new apartment over the next 10–15 years, new shopping centres, future business park and the new Cooks River Foreshore Promenade and Walk. Canterbury Road, the major road in the Town Centre will also be redeveloped into several business and residential hubs. As Canterbury's population will increase significantly in the near future, public transport demand is high. To enhance public transport visions in the new Canterbury Town Centre, there are plans to transform the current station into a new transport interchange able to handle high crowds and wheelchair accessibility.
Platforms and services
The station is served by four trains per hour in each direction for most of the day, with additional trains provided during weekdays peak hours.
|1||all stations and limited stops services to Central and the City Circle via Sydenham|
|2||all stations and limited stops services to Lidcombe or Liverpool via Bankstown|
Sydney Buses runs six routes via Canterbury station:
- Route 428 - between Canterbury to Circular Quay via Addison Road Newtown
- Route L28 - between Canterbury to Circular Quay Limited Stops
- Route 444 - between Campsie to Balmain East via New Canterbury Road Norton Street
- Route 445 - between Campsie to Balmain East via New Canterbury Road Marketplace
- Route 487 - between Canterbury to Bankstown via Canterbury Road Roselands
- Route 491 - between Five Dock to Hurstville via Ashfield Earlwood Bexley North
Future state transit (Sydney buses) and Canterbury City Council have plans to provide and introduce new feeder buses running at high frequencies of about 3–5 minutes servicing new communities and residential hubs on Canterbury Road to the new Canterbury Station Transport Station allowing customers to transfer onto future express trains running at high frequencies
- "Bankstown Line". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 24 January 2007.