Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Granville railway station

Station originally known as Parramatta Junction, which was the final stop of the first railway, opened in 1855. Renamed Granville in 1880, the station was the site of the Granville railway disaster in 1977, when 83 people died after a train derailed and hit the Bold Street overpass.

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Parramatta Junction

Granville rail disaster 1977


The Granville rail disaster on 18 January 1977 was the worst rail accident in Australian history. Eighty three people killed, and 210 were injured.