Canterbury railway station, Sydney

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Northbound view from Platform 2 in October 2006
Location Canterbury Road, Canterbury
Coordinates 33°54′43″S 151°07′06″E / 33.911877°S 151.118347°E / -33.911877; 151.118347Coordinates: 33°54′43″S 151°07′06″E / 33.911877°S 151.118347°E / -33.911877; 151.118347
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Bankstown
Distance 10.16 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes, to platform 2 only
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code CTB
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 1 February 1895
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle

For the station in Melbourne with the same name, see Canterbury railway station, Melbourne.

Canterbury railway station is located on the Bankstown line, serving the Sydney suburb of Canterbury. It is served by Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line services.


The station in the early 20th century

Canterbury station opened on 1 February 1895 when the Bankstown line opened from Sydenham to Belmore.[1][2]

To the north of the station, lie two tracks that are part of the Metropolitan Goods Line. The westbound line has a platform face, however this has been fenced off. A platform on the eastbound line was demolished in 1995. These were previously used for raceday specials when Canterbury Park Racecourse was operating. Several sidings were located just beyond the station for stabling raceday trains.[2][3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Central & the City Circle [4]
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown [4]

Transport links[edit]

Sydney Buses operate six routes via Canterbury station:

Canterbury station is served by one NightRide route:[9]


  1. ^ Canterbury Station
  2. ^ a b Canterbury Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Oakes, John (2001). Sydney's Forgotten Goods Railways. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 71. ISBN 0 909650 54 3. 
  4. ^ a b "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ a b "Routes 428 and L28 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Routes 444 and 445 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 20 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Route 487 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Route 491 timetable" (PDF). Sydney Buses. 21 March 2010. 
  9. ^ NightRide bus services Archived 15 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Info NSW

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