List of closed Sydney railway stations

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Closed lines[edit]

Line name Type Opened Closed Stations Current status Notes
Abattoirs branch Diesel-era freight and suburban
  • 1911 (abattoirs loop)
  • 1941 (saleyards loop)
  • 9 November 1984 (1984-11-09) (abattoirs loop)
  • 22 June 1991 (1991-06-22) (saleyards loop)
  • 22 August 1996 (1996-08-22) (Pippita branch)
  • 1 station
  • 4 workers' platforms
Track reopened to Pippita in 1998 as part of Olympic Park line, remainder dismantled to make way for the Sydney Olympic Park
Camden Steam-era suburban 10 March 1882 (1882-03-10) 1 January 1963 (1963-01-01) 8 All dismantled; formation visible in places
Holsworthy Steam/diesel-era military and freight 21 January 1918 (1918-01-21) 21 June 1977 (1977-06-21) 1 (restricted) All dismantled; bridge over Georges River used as footbridge, however dismantled in 2008. The single track bridge under Newbridge Road is still in existence and used as a roadway next to Bill Morrison Park
Richmond-Kurrajong Steam-era suburban 8 November 1926 (1926-11-08) 26 July 1952 (1952-07-26) 8 Alignment mostly intact; track visible in several sections along line route
Rogans Hill
  • 28 January 1923 (1923-01-28) (to Castle Hill)
  • 24 November 1924 (1924-11-24) (to Rogans Hill)
31 January 1932 (1932-01-31) 11 All dismantled; no trace remains of alignment. The alignment is Windsor Road between Briens Rd Northmead and Old Northern Road at Baulkham Hills Junction then cuts the corner and proceeds through the bowling greens of Baulkham Hills Bowling Club and along Old Northern Road to Castle Hill
Ropes Creek Electric-era suburban
  • 1 March 1942 (1942-03-01) (St Marys to Dunheved)
  • 29 June 1942 (1942-06-29) (Dunheved to Ropes Creek)
22 March 1986 (1986-03-22) 3 Track present for a kilometre or so as a storage siding; most track lifted; stations partially intact
Warwick Farm Racecourse 12 June 1889 (1889-06-12) 1991 1 Track lifted; station dismantled in 2016. Last train ran on 18 August 1990 [1]
Rookwood Cemetery Steam-era cemetery
1948 4 Dismantled – formation remains in places [2][3]

Converted lines[edit]

Line name Original type Opened Closed Conversion completed Stations Converted to
Royal National Park Electric-era suburban 9 March 1886 (1886-03-09) 11 June 1991 1993 2 In use by Sydney Tramway Museum; National Park station still intact and serviced by trams; Scout's Camp platform dismantled but formation still in use.
Darling Harbour Goods Diesel/electric-era freight ? In stages between

1984 and 2010

  • 1997 (to Wentworth Park)
  • 2001 (to Lilyfield)
  • 2014 (to Dulwich Hill)
  • None on original line
  • 23 upon conversion
Section from Central station to Powerhouse museum still in use as a heavy rail museum siding; Powerhouse Museum-Dulwich Hill in use as part of Inner West Light Rail.
Epping-Chatswood Rail Link Underground electric-era suburban 2009 29 September 2018 2019 5 Converted into part of Sydney Metro Northwest. New signals and platform screen doors were installed, in line with metro standards. Former North Shore, Northern & Western Line (T1) has been divided into Metro North West Line (M), North Shore & Western Line (T1) and Northern Line (T9) upon the completion of conversion.
Carlingford Steam/electric-era suburban
  • 17 November 1888 (1888-11-17) (to Camellia)
  • 20 April 1896 (1896-04-20) (to Carlingford)
5 January 2020 2023 (expected)
  • 7 on original line
  • 5 upon conversion
To be incorporated into Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail.
Sandown Steam/electric/diesel-era industrial 17 November 1888 (1888-11-17) 2010 (Officially 2019)
  • 5 on original line
  • None upon conversion
The western end of the line will be used by Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail project to provide access to a tram stabling and maintenance facility. The line is also under consideration for being incorporated into Stage 2, connecting Camellia and Olympic Park.

Closed stations and platforms[edit]

The following railway stations in Sydney have been closed:[4]

Line name Station/platform name Opened Closed Notes
Abattoirs Branch Pippita 4 October 1940 9 November 1984
Metropolitan Meat Platforms
Abattoirs Platform
Brickworks Platform
Saleyards Platform
Camden Maryfields March 1937 1 January 1963 Opened as Rudds Gate
Kenny Kill 10 March 1882
Currans Hill
Narellan
Grahams Hill
Kirkham
Camden
Carlingford Rosehill 17 November 1888 5 January 2020
Camellia 21 January 1885 Camellia, Rydalmere, Dundas, Telopea and Carlingford will be served by the Parramatta Light Rail
Rydalmere 20 April 1896
Dundas
Telopea 13 June 1925
Carlingford 20 April 1896
Chullora-Sefton
Goods Line
Boshops A Platform Sig Shops Branch
Welders Platform
Sigway Platform
Perway Platform
Boshops B Platform
Boshops C Platform Elcar Branch
Elcar Platform
Como (#1) burnt down in fire
Flemington-Campsie
Goods Line
Delec Platform
Hope Street Platform
Enfield Loco Platform
Enfield South Platform
Holsworthy Anzac Rifle Range
Main South Regent Street (Mortuary) [5]
Rookwood [5]
Clyburn
North Sydney Car Sidings Milsons Point (#2)
Milsons Point (#1)
Richmond Mulgrave Tank Platform
Phillip Platform 26 July 1952
North Richmond 8 December 1926
Red Cutting Halt September 1928
Kemsleys Platform
Thompsons Ridge November 1928 Platform closed
Nurri Halt September 1928
Duffys Halt
Kurrajong 8 December 1926
Rogans Hill Mons Road Platform 28 January 1923 31 January 1932
Northmead Platform 1 January 1932
Moxhams Road Platform 1 February 1932
Model Farms Road Platform
Junction Road Platform
Baulkham Hills Platform
Cross Street Platform
Southleigh Platform
Parsonage Lane Platform December 1923
Castle Hill Platform 28 January 1923
Rogans Hill Platform 24 November 1924
Rookwood Cemetery Cemetery No. 1 [5]
Cemetery No. 2 [5]
Cemetery No. 3 [5]
Cemetery No. 4 [5]
Ropes Creek Dunheved 1 March 1942 22 March 1986
Cochrane 2 September 1957
Ropes Creek 29 June 1942
Sandown Hardies Platform 4 April 1938 19 December 1991
Goodyear Platform January 1934
Cream of Tartar Works Platform 7 March 1927 July 1959
Sandown Platform 24 October 1892 19 December 1991
Royal National Park Branch Scouts Camp Platform
Royal National Park 9 March 1886 11 June 1991 Now re-used as a tourist tramway stop with trams from the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus
Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch Warwick Farm
Racecourse Platform
12 June 1889 7 December 1991 Last train ran on 18 August 1990.
Woronora Cemetery Line Woronora Cemetery 13 June 1900 23 May 1947

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch NSWrail.net. Retrieved 1 May 2020
  2. ^ "Heritage". All Saint's Church Ainslie. Archived from the original on 3 May 2006.
  3. ^ "List of Opening Dates of N.S.W. Rail Lines Prior to June 1942". The Retired Rail and Tramwayman. 1942.
  4. ^ "Sydney Railway Lines". NSWrail.net. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |ste= and |pubsliher= (help)
  5. ^ a b c d e f State Rail Authority of New South Wales Archives Section, How & Why of Station Names: meanings and origins..., Second Edition, 1982, State Rail Authority of New South Wales,

External links[edit]

More info on each of these stations can be viewed at the following Links