Sutherland railway station

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Sutherland railway station.jpg
Station code SLD
Suburb Sutherland
Street(s) Old Princes Highway
Distance from Central Station 24.64 km
Altitude (above sea level) ? m
Types of stopping trains Suburban all stations
Suburban limited stops
Suburban Express
Intercity Express
Number of platforms 3
Number of tracks 3
Platform arrangement 1 Island
1 Side
Type of station Ground
Ticket barriers No
Transfers available Bus
Disabled access Yes
Station facilities Link

Sutherland railway station is located on the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line of the Sydney Trains network, servicing the Sydney suburb of Sutherland. It is the junction point between the Illawarra railway line and the Cronulla railway line, with services continuing both along the mainline to Waterfall, and along the branch to the coastal suburb of Cronulla. Sutherland also serves as a stop for NSW TrainLink South Coast Line services. The station consists of three platforms with ticket offices on an overhead concourse at the northern end. Stairs connect the overhead concourse to all platforms, a lift connects the overhead concourse to the island platforms 2 and 3 and level access to platform 1 is provided from the street on the western side of the station. An underpass connects platform 1 with the bus interchange on the western side of the station.


Station in 1954

The station opened in 1885, with the first passengers conveyed on excursion trains on Boxing Day.[1] The station opened for general rail traffic on 1 March 1886. It consisted of a brick station facing both the road and railway, a goods shed, and a stationmaster's residence.[2]


A number of upgrades have taken place since 2013. Transport interchange upgrade – Commenced late 2012 – Completed May 2014.[3][4]New lift to Platform 1 was put into use in October 2014.[5]A new commuter car park is currently being constructed.[6]

Platforms and services[edit]

Sutherland typically receives up to nine trains per hour during weekday peak-hour and up to six to eight trains in each direction per hour off-peak and on weekends (a four times per hour service to and from Cronulla and a half-hourly service to and from Waterfall).[7] The occasional service also terminates there.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
all stations and limited stops services to Bondi Junction
South Coast Line intercity services to Central (i) and Bondi Junction
all stations services to Waterfall
South Coast Line intercity services to Wollongong, Port Kembla, Dapto and Kiama
all stations services to Cronulla

Transport links[edit]

Sutherland Interchange

NightRide runs the following route via Sutherland railway station:



Track arrangement at Sutherland prior to completion of the Cronulla line duplication

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
towards Cronulla
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central


  1. ^ "Excursion to Como and Sutherland". Sydney Morning Herald. 28 December 1885. p. 5. .
  2. ^ "The Illawarra Railway". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 March 1886. p. 5. 
  3. ^ Transport blitz to deliver improvements for customers Transport for NSW 23 April 2012.
  4. ^ Completed works - Sutherland Transport for New South Wales
  5. ^ New lift at Sutherland Station opens for customers Transport for NSW 20 October 2014
  6. ^ Commuter car park – Construction underway Transport for NSW 21 October 2014
  7. ^ Station Details Sutherland Sydney Trains

Coordinates: 34°01′54″S 151°03′26″E / 34.03175°S 151.05732°E / -34.03175; 151.05732