Berowra railway station

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Berowra
Berowra railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 3 in November 2011
LocationOld Pacific Highway, Berowra
Coordinates33°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
Elevation206m
Owned byRailCorp
Operated bySydney Trains
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance44.66 kilometres from Central
Platforms3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station codeBEW
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened7 April 1887
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)1,750 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank124
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg Sydney Trains   Following station
towards the city
T1
North Shore & Western Line
Terminus
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line

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.[2][3]

On 23 October 1983, a passing loop was opened opposite the platform.[4] This allowed suburban services to terminate, and from January 1992, Berowra became the northern boundary of the Sydney suburban network replacing Cowan.[5]

On 28 August 2006, Platform 3 opened on the passing loop as part of the Rail Clearways Program, 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.[6][7]

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.[8]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Sydney Central via Strathfield
Morning peak services to Sydney Central via Gordon
[9]
2 Services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains via Gordon terminating services[10]
Services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle[9]
3 Services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle [9]

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. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Berowra Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "Berowra Railway Station Group". New South Wales Heritage Database. Office of Environment and Heritage.
  4. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest April 1984 page 126
  5. ^ "CityRail launches new timetable" Railway Digest February 1992 page 45
  6. ^ Rail Clearways Program - Completed Projects Archived 11 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport for New South Wales
  7. ^ Project Profile Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
  8. ^ Cool change helps Sydney firefighters Archived 3 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine ABC News 22 January 2007
  9. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "T1: North Shore line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Transdev NSW route 592". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Transdev NSW route 597". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Transdev NSW route 599". Transport for NSW.

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