Croydon railway station, Sydney
|Address||Meta Street, Croydon
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||Main Southern line|
|Distance||9.42 km (5.85 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||5 (2 Island, 1 side)|
|Website||Sydney Trains Link|
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.
When Croydon Station was first opened in 1875, it was called Five Dock Station, but the name was changed to Croydon in August 1876. The Main Suburban Railway Line through Croydon was quadruplicated in 1892, and sextuplicated in 1927 in association with electrification works.
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 'up main' line had a platform (originally platform 1) until 1927 when it was removed. Remnants still remain of the footbridge and stairs leading up to it.
In 2012, electronic destination boards were installed.
Platforms and services
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.
|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|
NightRide runs the following routes via Croydon station:
- Route N50 - between Liverpool and City (Town Hall)
- Route N60 - between Fairfield Station and City (Town Hall)
- Route N61 - between Carlingford Station and City (Town Hall)
- Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail – Croydon Station". Retrieved 20 June 2008.
- Stations & Tracks Vol.1 Main Suburban State Rail Authority 1988
- N.S.W. Railways Passenger Services 1880-1905 Australian Railway History, Vol 56, No. 810, April 2005 p141
- Sydney Electric Trains from 1926-1960, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April 2001 p128.
- Station Information A to F State Rail Authority 1997