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Closed linesEdit

Name Type Opened Closed Stations Current status
Abattoirs Branch Diesel-era freight and suburban 1911 (abattoirs loop)
1941 (saleyards loop)
9 November 1984 (abattoirs loop)
22 June 1991 (saleyards loop)
22 August 1996 (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 Line Steam-era suburban 10 March 1882 1 January 1963 8 All dismantled; formation visible in places.
Holsworthy Line Steam/diesel-era military and freight 21 January 1918 21 June 1977 1 (restricted) All dismantled; bridge over Georges River still in use as footbridge. The single track bridge under Newbridge Road is still in existence and used as a roadway next to Bill Morrison Park.
Richmond-Kurrajong Line Steam-era suburban 8 November 1926 26 July 1952 8 Alignment mostly intact; track visible in several sections along line route.
Rogans Hill Line Steam-era suburban 28 January 1923 (to Castle Hill)
24 November 1924 (to Rogans Hill)
31 January 1932 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 Line Electric-era suburban St Marys to Dunheved 1 March 1942 Dunheved to Ropes Creek 29 June 1942 22 March 1986 3 Track present for a kilometre or so as a storage siding; most track lifted; stations partially intact.
Toronto Line Diesel-era suburban 7 March 1891 1990 3 Rail trail for entire length; stations intact, including Fassifern branch line platform
Warwick Farm Racecourse Line Electric-era suburban 12 June 1889 1991 1 Track lifted; station still intact
Rookwood Cemetery Line Steam-era cemetery 22 October 1864
(to Cemetery Station No. 1)[1][2]
26 May 1897
(to Cemetery Station No. 3)[2]
19 June 1908
(to Cemetery Station No. 4)[2]
1948 4 Dismantled – formation remains in places
Sandown Line Steam/electric/diesel-era industrial 17 November 1888 2010 4 Closed - track and alignment still in place

Converted linesEdit

Name Original type Opened Conversion completed Stations Converted to
Royal National Park Branch Line Electric-era suburban 9 March 1886 1991 2 In use by Sydney Tramway Museum; National Park stop still intact and in use by trams; Scout's Camp platform dismantled but formation still in use.
Darling Harbour Goods Line Diesel/electric-era freight ? 1997 to Wentworth Park
2001 to Lilyfield
None on original line; 11 upon conversion Central-Powerhouse museum still in use as a heavy rail museum siding; Powerhouse Museum-Lilyfield in use as Metro Light Rail.

Closed stations and platformsEdit

  • Abattoirs Branch
    • Pippita Station (Opened 4 October 1940, Closed 9 November 1984)
    • Metropolitan Meat Platforms
    • Abattoirs Platform
    • Brickworks Platform
    • Saleyards Platform
  • Camden Line
    • Maryfields Platform Opened ??-Mar-1937, Closed 1 January 1963 Opened as Rudds Gate
    • Kenny Kill Platform Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Currans Hill Platform Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Narellan Station Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Grahams Hill Station Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Kirkham Station Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Elderslie Station Opened 1 October 1893, Closed 1 January 1963
    • Camden Station Opened 10 March 1882, Closed 1 January 1963
  • 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
  • Eastern Suburbs Line
    • Woollahra Station (never completed)
    • Charing Cross Station (originally proposed but never constructed)
    • Frenchmans Road Station (originally proposed but never constructed)
    • Randwick Station (originally proposed but never constructed)
    • University Station (originally proposed but never constructed)
    • Kingsford Station (originally proposed but never constructed)
    • Como Station(1) (burnt down in fire)
  • Holsworthy Line
    • Anzac Rifle Range Platform
  • North Sydney Car Sidings
    • Milsons Point Station (#2)
    • Milsons Point Station (#1)
  • Richmond Line
    • Mulgrave Tank Platform
    • Phillip Platform Closed 26 July 1952
    • North Richmond Station Opened 8 December 1926, Closed 26 July 1952
    • Red Cutting Halt Opened ??-Sept-1928, Closed 26 July 1952
    • Kemsleys Platform Opened ??-Sept-1928, Closed 26 July 1952
    • Thompsons Ridge Opened ??-Nov-1928, Platform Closed 26 July 1952
    • Nurri Halt Opened ??-Sept-1928, Closed 26 July 1952
    • Duffys Halt Opened ??-Sept-1928, Closed 26 July 1952
    • Kurrajong Station Opened 8 December 1926, Closed 26 July 1952
  • Rogans Hill Line
    • Mons Road Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 31-Jan-1932
    • Northmead Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Jan-1932
    • Moxhams Road Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Model Farms Road Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Junction Road Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Baulkham Hills Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Cross Street Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Southleigh Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Parsonage Lane Platform Opened ??-Dec-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Castle Hill Platform Opened 28-Jan-1923, Closed 01-Feb-1932
    • Rogans Hill Platform Opened 24-Nov-1924, Closed 01-Feb-1932
  • Sandown Line
    • Hardies Platform
    • Goodyear Platform
    • Cream of Tartar Works Platform Opened 07/03/1927, Closed ??/07/1959
    • Sandown Platform
  • South Coast Line
    • Helensburgh (1st) Opened 1 January 1889 Closed 30 May 1915
    • Lilyvale (1st) Opened Closed 30 May 1915
    • Stanwell Park (1st) Opened Closed 10 October 1920
    • Coal Cliff South Opened 1911 Closed
    • Clifton Opened 25 July 1888 Closed 15 August 1915
    • Yallah Opened 9 November 1887 Closed 19 October 1974
    • Omega Opened 2-June-1893 Closed
    • Toolijooa Opened 2-June-1893 Closed 19 October 1974
    • Jaspers Brush Opened 2-June-1893 Closed
  • Unanderra to Moss Vale
    • Dombarton Opened 1942 Closed Unknown
    • Summit Tank Opened 20 August 1932 Currently in occasional use
    • Mount Murray Opened 20 August 1932 Closed Unknown
    • Ocean View Opened 8/2/1936 Closed 6/7/1968
    • Ranelagh House Opened 9/1932 Closed Currently in occasional use
    • Robertson Opened 20 August 1932 Closed Currently in occasional use
    • Burrawang Opened 20 August 1932 Closed 9/3/1975
    • Calwalla Opened 20 August 1932 Closed 8/2/1976

Added were Summit Tank, Ranelagh House and Robertson because they don't see a regular train service; only the Cockatoo Run which operates on the second Sunday of the month, and steam specials a couple of times per year.

  • Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch
    • Warwick Farm Racecourse Platform Opened 12 June 1889, Closed 7 December 1991, Last train 18 August 1990
  • Main Western Line
    • Parramatta Park Opened 23 April 1861 Closed 1914
    • Log Cabin Opened Jul-1940 Closed Sept-1950
    • Lucasville Opened 15 April 1878 Closed 18 December 1892
    • Breakfast Point Opened 1 September 1877 Closed 1889
    • Glenbrook (1st) Opened11-Jul-1867 Closed 25 September 1913
    • Numantia Opened 9 February 1876 Closed 1897
    • Alphington Opened1877 Closed 1888
    • Hartley Vale Opened 1876 Closed 6 April 1975 Track formation around the island platform remains

Stations from Newnes Junction to Bottom Points of the Great Lithgow Zig Zag were closed on 16 October 1910 with the opening of the 10 Tunnels Deviation also referred to as the 1910 Deviation. The Zig Zag was bypassed due to increased rail traffic across the Blue Mountains. The 10 Tunnels Deviation was constructed as double track to handle the increased traffic. Today, the ten tunnels are not only electrified but also signalled to run trains in both directions on both tracks. Bi-Directional running.

  • Woronora Cemetery Line
    • Woronora Cemetery Platform Opened 13 June 1900 Closed 23 May 1947

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Heritage page from All Saint's Church Ainslie website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 List of Opening Dates of N.S.W. Rail Lines Prior to June 1942: Compiled from listings in The Retired Rail and Tramwayman, 1942
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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,

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