Cheltenham railway station, Sydney

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Cheltenham
Cheltenham Railway Station 2.JPG
Station code CHA
Suburb Cheltenham
Street(s) Sutherland Road
Distance from Central Station 25.38 km
Altitude (above sea level) 102 m
Types of stopping trains Suburban all stops
Number of platforms 2
Number of tracks 2
Platform arrangement 2 Side
Type of station Ground
Ticket barriers No
Transfers available None
Disabled access Yes (Assisted)
Station facilities Link

Cheltenham railway station is located on the Main North railway line in the northern Sydney suburb of Cheltenham. It is served by Sydney Trains North Shore, Northern & Western Line. Cheltenham consists of two side platforms on a steep 2.5% gradient. Access is via the street and an overhead footbridge at the northern end. The station opened in 1898.[1] It was established mainly due to pressure from William Chorley, whose home was located near the station. Chorley prevented commercial development near the station by placing covenants on the surrounding land, which he owned, and so Cheltenham is one of the few stations in Sydney with no shops nearby.

Platforms and services[edit]

The station is served by four trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. During off-peak hours two of these four train services towards Central terminate in Chatswood.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
All stations and limited stops services to North Sydney, Chatswood and Central via Macquarie Park and the City, then Strathfield and beyond. Occasional peak hour services to Central via Strathfield
2
All stations and limited stops services to Hornsby via Pennant Hills

Accessibility[edit]

The station has street access to both platforms, connected by a road overbridge, giving it limited Easy Access for wheelchairs. The station will receive a full upgrade as part of the construction of a third track between Epping and Pennant Hills.[2]

North West Rail Link[edit]

The station c.1900

As part of the original plans for the North West Rail Link it was proposed to upgrade Cheltenham station to four tracks as part of the quadruplication of the line between Epping and Beecroft.[3] There were, however, no plans to stop North West Rail Line services at Cheltenham station.[4] However, due to complaints by local residents about noise and increased train services, the proposal to route the line through Cheltenham was scrapped, in favour of a tunnel starting at Epping station from the Epping to Chatswood Line.[5]

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Cheltenham

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Hornsby
T1
Northern Line
towards Central

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°45′21″S 151°04′43″E / 33.755839°S 151.078650°E / -33.755839; 151.078650