Rhodes railway station

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Northbound view from Walker Street in January 2011
Location Walker Street, Rhodes
Coordinates 33°49′50″S 151°05′13″E / 33.830529°S 151.086983°E / -33.830529; 151.086983Coordinates: 33°49′50″S 151°05′13″E / 33.830529°S 151.086983°E / -33.830529; 151.086983
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main North
Distance 16.58 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code RDS
Fare zone MyZone 2
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 17 September 1886
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping
Northern Line
towards Central

Rhodes railway station is located on the Main North line, serving the Sydney suburbs of Rhodes and Liberty Grove. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 services.


The platforms at night

Rhodes station opened on 17 September 1886.[1] In March 1892, a second platform was added when the Main North line was duplicated. In 1912, an extra line was added to the west of the station, but no platform face was provided until 1928.[2]

Rhodes developed into a predominately industrial area, being the base for railway locomotive manufacturer Tulloch.[3]

To the north of the station, the line crosses the Parramatta River via the John Whitton Bridge. This opened in May 1980 replacing the original iron lattice bridge.[4][5][6]

Beginning in the 1990s with the gated village/suburb of Liberty Grove (the luxury suburb opened in 1998) the area was redeveloped. It now includes residential apartments, commercial offices and the Rhodes Shopping Centre. In the 2000s, Rhodes station underwent a major redevelopment.

In 2015, a southbound loop was added south of the station as part of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor project.[7][8][9]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Strathfield, Central, Chatswood & beyond [10]
services to Epping [10]
Occasional use only
Mainly used by passing freight trains

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses operate two routes via Rhodes station:


  1. ^ Rhodes Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Rhodes Railway Station Building NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Tulloch’s Phoenix Iron Works/Rhodes Corporate Park - Rhodes, NSW Past Lives of the Near Future 12 April 2012
  4. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey (1995). Railway Electrification in Australia & New Zealand. Smithfield: IPL Books. p. 94. 
  5. ^ "Walkway Plan for Meadowbank Bridge": Railway Digest March 1997 page 9
  6. ^ Meadowbank (Parramatta Bridge) Underpass NSW Environment & Heritage
  7. ^ ASX Announcement: Macmahon awarded NSW rail underpass contract Macmahon 7 December 2012
  8. ^ "North Strathfield Rail Underpass Project" Railway Digest April 2013 page 28
  9. ^ North Strathfield Rail Underpass Transport for NSW
  10. ^ a b North Shore & Northern Line Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  11. ^ a b Routes 458 and 459 timetable Sydney Buses 20 October 2013

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