St Peters railway station

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St Peters
Station in December 2006
Location Princes Highway, St Peters
Coordinates 33°54′27″S 151°10′49″E / 33.90745833°S 151.180275°E / -33.90745833; 151.180275Coordinates: 33°54′27″S 151°10′49″E / 33.90745833°S 151.180275°E / -33.90745833; 151.180275
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 3.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Structure type Ground
Disabled access No
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code SAP
Website Transport for NSW
Opened 15 October 1884
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2013) 3,380 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 69
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
Bankstown Line
towards City Circle
towards Macarthur
Airport & South Line
towards City Circle

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


St Peters station opened on 15 October 1884 as part of the construction of the Illawarra line to Hurstville. 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 from the early 1990s to 2017 it was served only by the former.[2][3][4] Following the introduction of the 2017 Sydney Trains timetable, Airport Line services once again stop at St Peters (in peak hours only).

To the west of the station, lies an incomplete island platform. It was originally built in the 1970s as part of the construction of the Eastern Suburbs line when the alignment between Erskineville and Sydenham 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.[5]

In 1990, the station building on the western platform was demolished and replaced by a waiting shelter.[4][6]


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 St Peters. It is proposed that Illawarra services will once again call at the station.[7][8]

Platforms & services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Central & the City Circle [9]
limited morning peak services to Central & the City Circle [10]
2 services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown [9]
limited evening peak services to Campbelltown [10]
3 no regular services T4 and T8 services sometimes stop when the Bankstown Line is closed for trackwork
4 no regular services T4 and T8 services sometimes stop when the Bankstown Line is closed for trackwork

Transport links

State Transit operates one route via St Peters station:

Transit Systems operates two routes via St Peters station:

St Peters station is served by two NightRide routes:


  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Station Information N to Z State Rail Authority 1998
  3. ^ St Peters Station
  4. ^ a b St Peters Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ Mini-Budget 2008/09 page 25 New South Wales Treasury November 2008
  6. ^ "St Peters upgrade" Railway Digest March 1990 page 93
  7. ^ "Metro fast rail fail: Illawarra line may have slower journey" St George and Sutherland Shire Leader 25 June 2015
  8. ^ ”Stops bypassed by Metro Rail” Inner West Courier 30 June 2015
  9. ^ a b "T3: Bankstown line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  10. ^ a b "T8: Airport & South line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ "State Transit route 370". Transport for NSW. 
  12. ^ "Transit Systems route 308". Transport for NSW. 
  13. ^ "Transit Systems route 422". Transport for NSW. 
  14. ^ "N10 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 
  15. ^ "N11 Nightride". Transport for NSW. 

External links

Media related to St Peters railway station, Sydney at Wikimedia Commons

  • St Peters Station at Transport for New South Wales (Archived 7 January 2018)
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