Waverton railway station, Sydney
|North Shore Line|
|Distance from Central Station||6.11 km|
|Altitude (above sea level)||? m|
|Types of stopping trains||Suburban all stations
Suburban limited stops
|Number of platforms||2|
|Number of tracks||3|
|Platform arrangement||2 Side|
|Type of station||Ground|
Waverton Railway Station is a railway station on the North Shore railway line and the Northern railway line of Sydney's CityRail network. It services the suburb of Waverton, a largely residential area. The station was originally known Bay Road station as the station is crossed by Bay Road. The name was changed to Waverton Station 20 May 1929.
The single track (formerly double track) line to Lavender Bay joins the main North Shore railway line at Waverton. There is a reversing siding and shunting neck beside the passenger platforms, leading to the North Sydney Car Sidings near the end of the original line.
The station received unusual attention in January 2007, when part of the Platform 2 face was seen to have an apparition of Jesus Christ on it. Church leaders are unconvinced but remaining open-minded about the apparition, which has been explained as a combination of worn away paint and moss. People have been visiting the station to see the appartiton, requiring station staff to ensure that no observer is hit by a passing train.
Platforms and services
The station is served by four trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. Services are:
|North Shore Line||All stations and limited stops services to Central and on to the ■ Western Line or the ■ Northern Line.||Some North Shore line trains do not stop at Waverton, mainly in peak hour.|
|Northern Line||Peak hour all stations and limited stops services to North Sydney and Central via the City, then on to Epping via Strathfield.||Trains on the Northern Line do not stop at this platform.|
|North Shore Line||All stations and limited stops services to Lindfield, Gordon, Hornsby and Berowra via Chatswood; peak hour intercity services to Gosford and Wyong via Chatswood.||Some North Shore line trains do not stop at Waverton, mainly in peak hour.|
|Northern Line||Peak hour all stations and limited stops services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park and Epping.||Trains on the Northern Line do not stop at this platform.|
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Sydney Buses runs one route via Waverton railway station:
- Route 265 - weekdays (Monday to Friday) and Saturday services - north to Lane Cove via Wollstonecraft station, Crows Nest, St Leonards, Greenwich, Osborne Park, south to McMahons Point via North Sydney.
NightRide route N90 serves Waverton(Pacific Highway near Berry Street).
|Preceding station||CityRail||Following station|
|North Shore Line||
via Macquarie Park
- "BAY ROAD STATION.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 21 May 1929. p. 12. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- Jones, Gemma, "Vision of Christ at station", Daily Telegraph, 8 January 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2007.
- Callan, Aela (8 January 2007). "'Jesus' appears on Sydney train platform" (Webpage with linked Seven News segment). Channel Seven News. Retrieved 8 January 2007.[dead link]