Mortuary railway station

Railway station
01 Jan 1869 -

Station built of Pyrmont sandstone as a terminus for funeral trains.

Milestone
Constructed
1868 - 1869
Closed
13 Mar 1938
Modified
1981
Name
Alternate
Necropolis Receiving Station
Alternate
Mortuary Terminal
Alternate
Regent Street station
14 Mar 1938 - 1981
Position
1868 - 1869
Type

Funeral trains

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2016

By the 1840s, Sydney's Devonshire Street cemetery was nearing capacity so planning commenced for a new cemetery at Haslems Creek. From 1867 through to 1948, a branch from the Parramatta to Sydney line brought mourners and coffins into the Rookwood Necropolis, with grand sandstone mortuary stations at both ends.