St Leonards railway station

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For the closed station in Scotland, see St Leonards (Edinburgh) railway station.
St Leonards
St Leonards railway station.JPG
Station statistics
Address Herbert Street, St Leonards
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°49′20″S 151°11′39″E / 33.82223°S 151.19413°E / -33.82223; 151.19413Coordinates: 33°49′20″S 151°11′39″E / 33.82223°S 151.19413°E / -33.82223; 151.19413
Line(s) North Shore railway line
Connections Bus
Distance 8.41 km (5.23 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 4 (2 Island)
Tracks 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SNL
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Link
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Central
North Shore and Northern Line
towards Hornsby or Berowra

St Leonards railway station is a station on the North Shore railway line is served by the T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line of Sydney's Sydney Trains network. It is located in the Forum complex on the Pacific Highway in the Sydney suburb of St Leonards. The station has been through several incarnations. The original station opened in 1890[1] with the opening of the North Shore Line.

In August 1989 the station was relocated to a temporary station south of the Pacific Highway to allow the site to be redeveloped.[2] After the redevelopment encountered financial problems, the new station was not opened until February 2000.[3] The new station has been built with provision for four tracks as part of future quadruplication plans. As at January 2013, there is a platform 2 (towards Central) and a platform 3 (towards Hornsby via Gordon or Macquarie Park).

St Leonards is the 12th most patronised railway station in Sydney (out of a total of 176 stations), with an average of 16,390 passengers boarding per day. With plans under development by the NSW Government for a rapid transit railway line from the lower north shore and underneath Sydney Harbour to the inner west of Sydney, St Leonards station would gain new underground platforms. The proposed platforms linking to St Leonards Station would be called Crows Nest Rapid Transit Station, named after the adjacent suburb of Crows Nest.

Platforms and services[edit]

As of the new Sydney Trains timetables on Sunday the 20th of October 2013: on weekdays the station is served by eight trains per hour in each direction for most of the day, with additional trains provided during peak hours; and on weekends the station is served by six trains per hour in each direction for most of the day.

There are 'turn-up-and-go' train services provided during weekday peak hours, to the City, having a frequency of up to twenty trains per hour with a 3 to 4 minute interval.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Incomplete platform Reserved for future use
All stations and limited stops services to Central, then Strathfield and beyond.
All stations and limited stops services to Chatswood, then Hornsby via Macquarie Park or Berowra via Gordon. peak hour intercity services to Gosford and Wyong via Gordon.
4 Incomplete platform Reserved for future use

Bus services[edit]


St Leonards (Pacific Highway) Stand Departures

Stand A (Manly and North Sydney / City Services)

Stand B (Lane Cove and Epping Services):

  • M20 - to Gore Hill
  • 140 - weekdays (Monday to Friday) peak hour limited stops services - to Epping - (Langston Place)
  • 252 - to Lane Cove West - (Cope Street)
  • 254 - to Riverview
  • 265 - weekdays (Monday to Friday) full-time and Saturday daytime services - to Lane Cove - (Longueville Road)
  • 286 - weekdays (Monday to Friday) peak hour services - to Denistone East - (Lovell Road and Colvin Crescent)
  • 287 - weekdays (Monday to Friday) peak hour services - to Ryde - (Ryde Depot)
  • 290 - to Epping via Lane Cove, Epping Road, Macquarie Centre and Macquarie University
  • 602X - to Rouse Hill via Lane Cove Tunnel, M2 Motorway and North-west T-way (limited stops)
  • 612X - to Riley T-way (Stanhope Gardens) via Lane Cove Tunnel, M2 Motorway, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and Kellyville (limited stops)
  • 622 - to Dural via Lane Cove, M2 Motorway, Thompsons Corner and Cherrybrook (limited stops)
  • 653 - to West Pennant Hills - Highs Road via Lane Cove and M2 Motorway (limited stops)

Stand C (Chatswood Services):


Track layout at St Leonards. 'Up' refers to the direction towards Sydney, 'Down' refers to the direction away from Sydney.


  1. ^ "North Shore Line". 
  2. ^ "St Leonards Station To Be Reveloped" Railway Digest August 1989 page 271
  3. ^ "St Leonards and Liverpool Station Openings" Railway Digest April 2000 page 10

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