Cheltenham railway station is located on the Main North railway line in the northern Sydney
suburb of Cheltenham. It is served by CityRail's Northern Line. Cheltenham consists of two side platforms on a steep 2.5% gradient. Access is via the street and an overhead footbridge at the northern end. The station opened in 1898. It was established mainly due to pressure from William Chorley, whose home was located near the station.
Chorley prevented commercial development near the station by placing covenants on the surrounding land, which he owned, and so Cheltenham is one of the few stations in Sydney with no shops nearby.The station is served by four trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. During off-peak hours two of these four train services towards Central terminate in Chatswood
.The station has street access to both platforms, connected by a road overbridge, giving it limited Easy Access for wheelchairs.