Cowan railway station

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Cowan railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 1
Location Old Pacific Highway, Cowan
Coordinates 33°35′35″S 151°10′17″E / 33.5931333°S 151.1714722°E / -33.5931333; 151.1714722Coordinates: 33°35′35″S 151°10′17″E / 33.5931333°S 151.1714722°E / -33.5931333; 151.1714722
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 48.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CWN
Website Transport for NSW
Opened 1890
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2013) 100 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 247
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Cowan railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the northern Sydney suburb of Cowan, opening in 1890.[2]

Cowan was a terminating point for CityRail suburban services until January 1992 when all services were curtailed at Berowra.[3] A soundbound passing loop is located immediately south of the station. In February 1999, it was extended south 1.1 kilometres to allow 1.5 kilometre freight trains to stable.[4] North of the station the 8.6 kilometre Cowan Bank commences its descent.

Platforms & services

Cowan has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Sydney Central [5]
2 Services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle [5]

Transport links

Transdev NSW operates one bus route via Cowan station:


Track layout at Cowan


  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Cowan Station
  3. ^ "CityRail launches new timetable" Railway Digest February 1992 page 45
  4. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest June 1999 page 38
  5. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. ^ "Transdev NSW route 592". Transport for NSW.

External links

  • Media related to Cowan railway station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Cowan station details Transport for New South Wales
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