Como railway station, Sydney

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Como
Como Railway Station 1.JPG
Southbound view in December 2006
Location Como Parade, Como
Coordinates 34°00′15″S 151°04′05″E / 34.0043°S 151.06802°E / -34.0043; 151.06802Coordinates: 34°00′15″S 151°04′05″E / 34.0043°S 151.06802°E / -34.0043; 151.06802
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 21.24 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code CMO
Fare zone MyZone 2
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 26 December 1885
Rebuilt 27 November 1972
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

Como railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Como. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services.

History[edit]

The first Como station opened on 26 December 1885 immediately south of the Georges River. When the original iron lattice girder bridge was replaced, a new station was built about one kilometre to the south opening on 27 November 1972.[1][2][3]

The original station platform is still visible today near the southern end of the bridge.[4] The station buildings have been demolished and a power sub-station was built in their place on the platform, most of which remains intact. There is no public access to the original platform but the subway tunnel under the rail line remains open.

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Bondi Junction [5]
2
services to Cronulla & Waterfall [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Como Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest November 1992 page 442
  3. ^ Como (Georges River) Underbridge NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ Como in the Sixties - Anecdotal Reflections Sim, C.J. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, January 1993 pp3-11
  5. ^ a b "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  • The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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