Chatswood railway station
Northbound view from Platform 3 in October 2017
|Location||Railway Street, Chatswood|
|Operated by||Sydney Trains|
Chatswood to Epping
|Distance||11.65 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||4 (2 islands)|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||1 January 1890|
|Passengers (2013)||21,850 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
Chatswood station opened on 1 January 1890 when the North Shore line opened from Hornsby to St Leonards. An island platform was built on 23 May 1900 and a third dock platform brought into use on 12 July 1919. There was a small goods yard, similar to the one at St Leonards, on the western side of the station, beyond the northern end of the platforms. The dock platform on the eastern side of the station was used for electric parcel-van traffic and also for terminating some services from the city, until these were rescheduled to terminate further along the North Shore line from January 1992. It was removed in October 1994. Until 1958 there was a tram terminus in Victoria Avenue beside the station. The station entrance was later integrated with a shopping centre called The Interchange in the mid-1980s.
With the construction of the Chatswood to Epping line, it was decided to redevelop the station to accommodate Chatswood's new role as a junction station. The original station, as well as the attached bus interchange and shopping centre were demolished in 2005 and a temporary station was opened where the former platform 3 was located. A new western island platform opened in place of the original island platform on 16 October 2006. The eastern island platform opened in 2008. The signal cabin that was located at the northern end of the station building, was saved and has been preserved as part of the bus interchange.
The new station precinct is known as the Chatswood Transport Interchange (CTI) and consists of the railway station, a bus interchange and pedestrian pathways connecting the precinct to the surrounding streets. The CTI was constructed as a Public Private Partnership and was to include a new shopping plaza called Metro Chatswood and three towers. The private developers, CRI Chatswood, went into receivership whilst construction was underway. As a result, the shopping centre remained closed until 2014 and major construction of the towers was delayed for several years.
In 2019 Chatswood station will become the major terminus of the Sydney Metro Northwest line which will replace the original Epping to Chatswood railway line. This will at a later date be extended to Bankstown via the Sydney Harbour Rail Tunnel. This will leave Platforms 1 & 4 the only platforms served by Sydney Trains, while the 2 terminating roads will be used by Sydney Metro.
The station consists of two island platforms - a city-bound platform and an outbound platform. The two centre platforms - platforms 2 & 3 - serve the Epping to Chatswood line. The outer platforms serve the North Shore line. A turnback / stabling road is located to the south of the station and is used to terminate some trains from the Epping line.
Access to Chatswood station is provided by a series of pedestrian walkways at three different intersections: Victoria Avenue and Railway Street, Chatswood Mall and Orchard Road, and Post Office Lane and Victor Street. Additional pedestrian entrances are available from Chatswood Central Plaza, adjacent to the north side of the station concourse.
Because the station and tracks are level with the ground, the concourse is actually below street level despite being open-air in nature. The installation of new "jump-proof" opal card ticket barriers in 2018 reduces fare evasion and ensures faster entry into the concourse which features stairs, lifts, and escalators to access the platforms. The station fulfills Sydney Trains' Easy Access criteria.
Platforms & services
|1||Services to Central, Strathfield & beyond|||
|2||Services to Central, Strathfield & beyond||Ends September 29, 2018
city bound services will be switched to arrive/depart from Platform 1 from September 30, 2018
|3||Services to Epping & Hornsby via Macquarie University||Services cease operation from September 30, 2018 for upgrades|
|4||Services to Gordon, Hornsby & Berowra||Evening peak hour NSW TrainLink services to Wyong via Gordon|
Forest Coach Lines operate eight routes to and from Chatswood station:
- 277: to Castle Cove
- 278: to Killarney Heights (peak hours only, 278 start and end at Forestville)
- 279: to Frenchs Forest (3 services per weekday)
- 280: to Warringah Mall
- 281: to Davidson
- 282: to Belrose (early evening and night time service)
- 283: to Belrose
- 284: to Duffy's Forest (peak hours and occasional service)
Hillsbus operates two routes from Chatswood station:
State Transit operate 19 routes to and from Chatswood station:
- 136: to Manly wharf via Dee Why
- 137: to House with No Steps (1 service per weekday)
- 143: to Manly wharf via Crows Nest
- 144: to Manly wharf via Royal North Shore Hospital & Crows Nest
- 200: to Bondi Junction Interchange via Macquarie Street (peak hours only)
- 255: to Chatswood - Colwell Crescent
- 256: to Chatswood - Hawthorne Avenue
- 257: to Balmoral Beach via Willoughby
- 258: to Mars Road Industrial Area (peak hours only)
- 259: to Macquarie Centre via North Ryde & Macquarie Park
- 261: to Queen Victoria Building via Lane Cove (1 service only per school day)
- 267: to St Leonards via Northbridge
- 275: to Castlecrag (limited weekday service)
- 343: to Kingsford via express to Crows Nest then North Sydney, Sydney CBD & Waterloo
- 533: to Sydney Olympic Park
- 534: to Ryde, extends to West Ryde station during peak hours
- 536: to Gladesville via Lane Cove (peak hours only)
- E60: to Mona Vale (peak hour service)
- M40: to Bondi Junction Interchange via Town Hall station
Transdev NSW operates two routes to and from Chatswood station:
- 558: to Lindfield via East Roseville & East Lindfield Loop
- 565: to Macquarie University via Roseville Station, Crimson Hill Estate, Lindfield Station, West Lindfield & Macquarie Park Station
Transit Systems operates one route to and from Chatswood station:
Chatswood station is served by two NightRide routes:
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