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Northern via North Shore Line

Gordon station, looking north, 18 November 2017.

Year Opened:

Central–Waverton 1932; Milsons Point (Original site)–Waverton–St Leonards 1893; St Leonards–Hornsby 1890; Hornsby–Berowra 1887



Milsons Point, North Sydney, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, St Leonards, Artarmon, Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Gordon, Pymble, Turramurra, Warrawee, Wahroonga, Waitara, Hornsby, Asquith, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-gai, Berowra


Typical Journey Time:

64 minutes (Central–Berowra via Chatswood and Gordon)


Typical Peak Frequency:

4 minutes (St Leonards); 6 minutes (Hornsby via Gordon); 30 minutes (Berowra)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

7.5 minutes (St Leonards); 15 minutes (Hornsby via Gordon); 30 minutes (Berowra)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

7.5 minutes (St Leonards);  15 minutes (Hornsby via Gordon); 30 minutes (Berowra)

The North Shore line extends to the northern suburbs of Sydney. It is double track throughout. Through the Central Business District services operate underground, and then cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge between Wynyard and Milsons Point. Prior to the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932, the North Shore line extended from Hornsby to Bay Road (now Waverton), and then to the shore of Sydney Harbour at Lavender Bay, where passengers would transfer to ferries for Circular Quay. The section of line between Waverton and Lavender Bay is still in use, although not for regular passenger services, and the terminus is referred to as North Sydney Car Sidings. Lines from the city via North Shore and via Strathfield meet at Hornsby.



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