Chatswood railway station
|Address||Railway Street, Chatswood
New South Wales, Australia
|Elevation||87 m (285 ft)|
|Line(s)||North Shore railway line|
|Distance||11.74 km (7.29 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||4 (2 Island)|
|Passengers (2013)||4.377 million 1.4%|
Chatswood railway station is on the North Shore railway line in Sydney, Australia, serving the North Shore business centre of Chatswood. The station is served by the Sydney Trains North Shore, Northern & Western Line and is the junction for the branches to Hornsby via Macquarie Park and Berowra via Gordon.
Chatswood is the 6th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 21,370 passengers boarding per day.
The original Chatswood station was opened, along with the North Shore railway line on 1 January 1890. An island platform was built on 23 May 1900 and a third "local" platform brought into use on 12 July 1919. The first electric train ran through Chatswood on 15 August 1927, with full electric passenger service commencing 27 October 1928. There was a small goods yard, similar to the one at St Leonards, on the Western (Pacific Highway) side of the station, beyond the Northern end of the platforms. The "local" platform on the Eastern side of the station was used for electric parcel-van traffic and also for terminating some services from the city, until these were rescheduled to terminate further along the North Shore line from January 1992. Until 1958 there was a tram terminus in Victoria Avenue beside the station. The station entrance was later integrated with a shopping centre called The Interchange in the mid-1980s.
With the construction of the Epping to Chatswood railway line, it was decided to redevelop the station to accommodate Chatswood's new role as a junction station. The original station, as well as the attached bus interchange and shopping centre were demolished in 2005 and a temporary station was opened where the former platform 3 was located. A new western island platform opened in place of the original island platform on 16 October 2006. The eastern island platform opened in 2008.
The new station precinct is known as the Chatswood Transport Interchange (CTI) and consists of the railway station, a bus interchange and pedestrian pathways connecting the precinct to the surrounding streets. The CTI was constructed as a Public Private Partnership and was to include a new shopping plaza called Metro Chatswood and 3 towers. The private developers, CRI Chatswood, went into receivership whilst construction was underway. As a result, the shopping centre has not yet opened and major construction of the towers has yet to begin.
The station consists of two island platforms - a city-bound platform and an outbound platform. The two centre platforms - platforms 2 & 3 - serve the Epping to Chatswood line. The outer platforms serve the North Shore line. A turnback / stabling road is located to the south of the station and is used to terminate some trains from the ECRL.
Access to Chatswood station is provided by a series of pedestrian walkways at three different intersections: Victoria Avenue and Railway Street, Chatswood Mall and Orchard Road, and Post Office Lane and Victor Street. Additional pedestrian entrances are available from Chatswood Central Plaza, adjacent to the north side of the station concourse.
Because the station and tracks are level with the ground, the concourse is actually below street level despite being open-air in nature. A row of ticket barriers with ticket windows allows passengers access to the concourse which features stairs, lifts, and escalators to access the platforms. The station fulfils Sydney Trains' Easy Access criteria.
Platforms and services
From 20 October 2013, on weekdays the station is served by eight trains per hour in each direction for most of the day, with additional trains provided during peak hours; on weekends the station is served by eight trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.
There are 'turn-up-and-go' train services provided during weekday peak hours, to the City, having a frequency of up to twenty trains per hour with a 3 to 4 minute interval.
|1||All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Strathfield and beyond.|
|2||Terminating services; All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Strathfield and beyond.|
|3||All stations and limited stops services to Epping and Hornsby via Macquarie University.|
|4||All stations and limited stops services to Gordon, Hornsby and Berowra via Gordon.||peak hour intercity services to Wyong via Gordon.|
Transdev NSW runs two routes to and from Chatswood railway station:
NightRide route N90 serves Chatswood station
Sydney Buses runs the following routes:
- L60 - to Mona Vale via Dee Why, Collaroy
- M40 - Metrobus service to Bondi Junction Interchange via Town Hall
- 136 - to Manly via Dee Why
- 137 - to House with No Steps
- 143 - to Manly via St Leonards, Crows Nest, Spit Junction
- 144 - to Manly via Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Crows Nest, Spit Junction
- 200 - to Bondi Junction via North Sydney, Edgecliff
- 255 - to Chatswood - Colwell Cres
- 256 - to Chatswood - Hawthorne Ave
- 257 - to Balmoral Beach via Spit Junction
- 258 - to Mars Road Industrial Area
- 261 - to City - QVB via Lane Cove (once daily)
- 267 - to Crows Nest via Northbridge
- 273 - to City - Wynyard via Willoughby
- 275 - to Castlecrag via Middle Cove
- 533 - to Sydney Olympic Park via Ryde, North Ryde
- 534 - to West Ryde via North Ryde
- 536 - to Gladesville via Lane Cove
- 545 - to Parramatta via Macquarie University, Eastwood and Dundas Valley
- 550 - to Parramatta via Macquarie University, Eastwood, Kissing Point Road (limited service)
Forest Coachlines run the following routes:
- 277 - to Castle Cove
- 278 - to Killarney Heights
- 279 - to Frenchs Forest
- 280 - to Warringah Mall
- 281 - to Davidson
- 282 - to Belrose
- 283 - to Belrose
- 284 - to Duffy's Forest
Hillsbus runs the following route from Chatswood Station:
- 627 - to Castle Hill via Lane Cove, M2 Busway and Baulkham Hills (peak hours only in
- Train Bureau of Transportation Statistics Retrieved 2010-05-26
- "CityRail launches new timetable" Railway Digest February 1992 page 45
- Chatswood Transport Interchange Transport Construction Authority
- Carter, Bridget. Chatswood development delays trigger $28m payout for Bonett. The Australian, 30 September 2010.
- Railcorp, "Sydney Trains - Chatswood Station Map". Retrieved 23 February 2009.
- Guide to bus services at Chatswood Transport Interchange New South Wales Ministry of Transport Retrieved 15 February 2009
- Chatswood station map CityRail Retrieved 15 February 2009
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chatswood railway station, Sydney.|
- Sydney Trains - Chatswood station details
- Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (TIDC) - Epping to Chatswood Rail Line
- Metro Chatswood - New Shopping Centre located inside the station - Virtual Tour of the Station
- Chatswood Transport Interchange - Developers Website showing construction photos
- Photo gallery showing construction of the Chatswood station redevelopment
- Chatswood Railway Station - NSWRail.net - More images available