Croydon railway station, Sydney

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Croydon
Croydon Railway Station 2.JPG
Station statistics
Address Meta Street, Croydon
New South Wales, Australia
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
Line(s) Main Southern line
Connections Bus
Train
Distance 9.42 km (5.85 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 5 (2 Island, 1 side)
Tracks 6
Other information
Electrified 1927
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CYD
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Opal Active 2013
Formerly Five Dock
Website Sydney Trains Link
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 railway line in the Sydney suburb of Croydon. It is served by the T2 Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains network.

The station is accessed via Meta Street, where the concourse, ticket office, and a small store are located above the platforms.

Croydon is the 96th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 2370 passengers boarding per day.

History[edit]

Croydon Station, Sydney c.1885

When Croydon Station was first opened in 1875, it was called Five Dock Station,[1] but the name was changed to Croydon in August 1876.[2] The Main Suburban Railway Line through Croydon was quadruplicated in 1892,[3] and sextuplicated in 1927 in association with electrification works.[4]

A pedestrian subway was built at the eastern end of the station in 1892 when the adjacent level crossing was closed.[5] This subway was closed after 1980.

The 'up main' line had a platform (originally platform 1) until 1927 when it was removed.[5] Remnants still remain of the footbridge and stairs leading up to it.

In 2012, electronic destination boards were installed.

Platforms and services[edit]

The station has six tracks passing through it, though only five platforms.

From 20 October 2013, on weekdays the station is served by four 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 four trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.

All signalling in the area is controlled automatically by track circuit and monitored from Strathfield Signal Box.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 not in regular use faces 'down main' tracks, trains pass without stopping trains stop during trackwork
2 not in regular use faces 'up suburban' tracks, trains pass without stopping trains occasionally use this platform, especially in the event of trackwork or delays.
3 not in regular use faces 'down suburban' tracks, trains pass without stopping trains occasionally use this platform, especially in the event of trackwork or delays.
4
all stations services to Central and the City Circle
5
all stations services to Homebush

Transport links[edit]

NightRide runs the following routes via Croydon station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail – Croydon Station". Retrieved 20 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Stations & Tracks Vol.1 Main Suburban State Rail Authority 1988
  3. ^ N.S.W. Railways Passenger Services 1880-1905 Australian Railway History, Vol 56, No. 810, April 2005 p141
  4. ^ Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April 2001 p128.
  5. ^ a b Station Information A to F State Rail Authority 1997

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