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Erskineville railway station

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Owned by  RailCorp
Line(s)  Illawarra
Opened  15 October 1884
Rebuilt  16 June 1912
Operated by  Sydney Trains
Platforms  4 (2 side, 1 island)
Owner  RailCorp
Tracks  4
Erskineville railway station
Location  Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Distance  2.88 kilometres from Central
Address  Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
Similar  St Peters railway station, Macdonaldtown railway station, Newtown railway station - S, Green Square railway st, Redfern railway station

wikipedia erskineville railway station

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



The original Erskinville station, situated on the north side of Erskineville Road, opened on 15 October 1884 as part of the construction of the Illawarra line to Hurstville. A new station, constructed on the south side of the overbridge, opened on 16 June 1912. The lines through Erskineville were quadruplicated on 15 June 1913 with the current arrangement of platforms. Historically, the station was served by Bankstown, East Hills and Illawarra services, however since the early 1990s it has only been served by the former.

Immediately north of Erskineville, the Eastern Suburbs line emerges from underground to join the Illawarra line. This connection opened in 1979. Only the two western platforms are used, although the eastern pair are used by Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line services when the Bankstown line is closed for engineering work.

To the west of the station, lie two incomplete platforms. They were originally built in the 1970s as part of the construction of the Eastern Suburbs line when the alignment between Sydenham and Erskineville was expanded to accommodate six tracks. This was abandoned as a cost-cutting exercise. The CityRail Clearways Project envisaged reviving this plan, with stopping trains serving only the newly completed western platforms. However, this project was cancelled in November 2008.


As part of the Sydney Metro project, in 2024 the Bankstown line will be converted to a rapid transit line with a new underground line north of Sydenham that will bypass Erskinville. It is proposed that Illawarra services will once again call at the station.

Transport links

Sydney Buses operate one route via Erskineville station:

  • 355: Bondi Junction Interchange to Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre
  • References

    Erskineville railway station Wikipedia

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