Como railway station, Sydney

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Como
Como Railway Station 1.JPG
Southbound view in December 2006
Station statistics
Address 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
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 21.24 kilometres from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 26 December 1885
Rebuilt 27 November 1972
Electrified Yes
Station code CMO
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Fare zone MyZone 2
Opal card Active
Station status Staffed
Website Sydney Trains
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 Illwarra 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. 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 Central & 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 timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  • 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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