Croydon railway station, Sydney

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Croydon
Croydon Railway Station 2.JPG
Eastbound view in May 2007
Location Meta Street, Croydon
Coordinates 33°53′00″S 151°06′56″E / 33.88339°S 151.11562°E / -33.88339; 151.11562Coordinates: 33°53′00″S 151°06′56″E / 33.88339°S 151.11562°E / -33.88339; 151.11562
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Suburban
Distance 9.42 kilometres from Central
Platforms 5 (1 side, 2 island)
Tracks 6
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code CYD
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 7 January 1875
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Campbelltown
T2
Inner West & South Line
towards Circular Quay

Croydon railway station is located on the Main Suburban line, serving the Sydney suburb of Croydon. It is served by Sydney Trains T2 Inner West & South line services.

History[edit]

Croydon station opened on 7 January 1875 as Five Dock. In August 1876, it was renamed Croydon.[1][2] The Main Suburban line through Croydon was quadruplicated in 1892,[3] and sextuplicated in 1927 in association with electrification works.[4][5]

A pedestrian subway was built at the eastern end of the station in 1892 when the adjacent level crossing was closed. This subway was closed after 1980.

The most northern line had a platform (originally platform 1) until 1927 when it was removed.[6] Remnants still remain of the footbridge and stairs leading up to it.

In August 2014, it was announced Croydon station will receive a new concourse and lifts.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 no booked services
2 no booked services
3 no booked services
4
services to Central & the City Circle [8]
5
services to Homebush
limited services to Liverpool & Campbelltown
[8]

Transport links[edit]

Croydon station is served by three NightRide routes:[9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Croydon Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Stations & Tracks Volume 1 Main Suburban" State Rail Authority 1988
  3. ^ "NSW Railway Passenger Services 1880-1905" Australian Railway History Vol 56 No 810 April 2005 page 141
  4. ^ "Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin April 2001 page 128
  5. ^ Croydon Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  6. ^ "Station Information A to F" State Rail Authority 1997
  7. ^ Croydon station to benefit from new concourse and three lifts Transport for New South Wales 8 August 2014
  8. ^ a b T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  9. ^ NightRide bus services Transport Info NSW

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