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Waverton station (Sydney)

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Waverton station is a railway station serving the Sydney suburb of Waverton. It is on the North Shore railway line. The station is served by the T1 North Shore & Western Line and T9 Northern Line of the Sydney Trains network.

History

Waverton station opened on 1 May 1893 as Bay Road. It was renamed Waverton on 20 May 1929.[1][2][3][4]

When built, the North Shore railway line proceeded to the original Milsons Point station at Lavender Bay, where passengers would board ferries to travel across Sydney Harbour. With the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the line was diverted via North Sydney station on 20 March 1932.[3]

The original line was retained to access the North Sydney Car Sidings next to Luna Park. A shunting neck is located behind Platform 2 for these services. In May 1993, an upgrade of the station was completed which included a new overbridge and canopies.[5]

Platforms and services

The station features two side platforms located on a sharp curve.

Platform
type
Platform
number
Line Details Next station
(Up direction)
Next station
(Down direction)
Side 1 Services to Penrith, Emu Plains or Richmond via Central and Strathfield North Sydney N/A
Services to Hornsby via Central and Strathfield
Morning peak services to Blacktown via Central
Side 2 Services to Lindfield, Gordon, Hornsby & Berowra N/A Wollstonecraft
Services to Gordon
Evening peak services to Gosford & Wyong via Gordon

References

  1. Bay Road Station Sydney Morning Herald 21 May 1929 page 12
  2. Waverton Station NSWrail.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 Waverton Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. "60 Years Ago" Railway Digest May 1989 page 190
  5. "Waverton Station Upgrade Completed" Railway Digest June 1993 page 223

Attribution

This article incorporates text from the following revision of the English Wikipedia article "Waverton railway station, Sydney": https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Waverton_railway_station,_Sydney&oldid=850068677.