Rookwood railway station, Sydney

Rookwood was a railway station on Sydney's Main Suburban railway line, which served the Rookwood Cemetery. The station was located between the bridge over Arthur street and the westernmost junction of the Flemington rail yard. It consisted of two single faced platforms, one on the up suburban line and the other on the down suburban line.[1] The adjacent stations were Lidcombe and Flemington.

General information
Coordinates33°51′53″S 151°03′09″E / 33.8646°S 151.0525°E / -33.8646; 151.0525Coordinates: 33°51′53″S 151°03′09″E / 33.8646°S 151.0525°E / -33.8646; 151.0525
Line(s)Main Suburban Line
Platforms2 Single Faced Platforms
Other information
Opened1887 (1887)
Closed1967 (1967)


The station opened as Necropolis sometime before 1887. Its name was changed to Rookwood on 1 January 1914.[2] It was closed in 1967.


  1. ^ Rolfe Bozier, Rookwood Railway Station,, 4 April 2006
  2. ^ 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