Berowra railway station

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Berowra
Berowra railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 3 in November 2011
Location Old Pacific Highway, Berowra
Coordinates 33°37′25″S 151°09′11″E / 33.623484°S 151.153035°E / -33.623484; 151.153035Coordinates: 33°37′25″S 151°09′11″E / 33.623484°S 151.153035°E / -33.623484; 151.153035
Elevation 206m
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 44.66 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BEW
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 7 April 1887
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
Terminus T1
North Shore and Northern Line
via Gordon
towards Central
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central
towards Wyong
Central Coast services
via North Shore
(peak hours only)
towards Central

Berowra railway station is located on the Main Northern line, serving the Sydney suburb of Berowra. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore Line services and NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services.

History[edit]

Berowra station opened on 7 April 1887 when the Main Northern line was extended from Hornsby to Hawkesbury River. In 1909, the line was duplicated and the present island platform built.[1][2]

On 23 October 1983, a passing loop was opened opposite the platform.[3] This allowed suburban services to terminate, and from January 1992, Berowra became the northern boundary of the CityRail network replacing Cowan.[4]

On 28 August 2006, Platform 3 opened on the passing loop as part of the CityRail Clearways Project, to allow suburban trains to terminate clear of the running lines. Trains now terminate on the middle Platform 2, allowing through trains to overtake any terminating trains standing in the station. The upgrade also included provision of lifts, a new over-rail bridge for general station access and additional wet weather protection.[5][6]

On 22 January 2007, Berowra station was almost engulfed as bushfires swept the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Efforts from firefighters saved the station and a train which had terminated there.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central via Strathfield [8]
services to Central via Gordon morning peak only[8]
2
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains via Gordon terminating services[9]
services to Gosford, Wyong & Hamilton (Newcastle) [8]
3 services to Gosford, Wyong & Hamilton (Newcastle) [8]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operate three routes via Berowra station:

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout at Berowra, terminating Sydney Trains services from Central use Platform 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berowra Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Berowra Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest April 1984 page 126
  4. ^ "CityRail launches new timetable" Railway Digest February 1992 page 45
  5. ^ Rail Clearways Program - Completed Projects Transport for New South Wales
  6. ^ Project Profile Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  7. ^ Cool change helps Sydney firefighters Archived 3 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ABC News 22 January 2007
  8. ^ a b c d "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  10. ^ "Route 592 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Route 597 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Route 599 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 20 July 2015. 

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