Beresfield railway station

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Westbound view in August 2006
Station statistics
Address Addison Street, Beresfield
Coordinates 32°47′56″S 151°39′28″E / 32.798959°S 151.657905°E / -32.798959; 151.657905Coordinates: 32°47′56″S 151°39′28″E / 32.798959°S 151.657905°E / -32.798959; 151.657905
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 179.81 kilometres from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 31 July 1925
Rebuilt 2002
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal card Active
Website Beresfield
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle

Beresfield railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves Beresfield in the western suburbs of Newcastle, opening on 31 July 1925.[1]

On 23 October 1997 Beresfield was the site of a major rail accident, when a FreightCorp coal train passed a red signal and collided into the rear of another coal train standing on the same track. Six people were injured including the station master and a commuter who jumped from the platform moments before the collision. The crash resulted in dozens of coal-wagons tumbling over the platform and across the tracks, closing all four tracks and a virtual demolition of Beresfield station.[2][3][4] Three 82 class locomotives were destroyed.[5]

In 2002 Beresfield was fully redeveloped receiving new easy access facilities, station signage and booking office.

Platforms & services[edit]

Beresfield has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling from Hamilton (Newcastle) to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Hamilton (Newcastle)
2 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone


  1. ^ Beresfield Station
  2. ^ "Rail Safety Investigation Report 1998001 - Coal Train Collision". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Aviation Crash Team Investigates Beresfield Collision" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
  4. ^ "Beresfield (Newcastle), NSW: Rail Collision". Emergency Management Australia. Retrieved 30 December 2006. 
  5. ^ Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s - 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 411, 418. ISBN 1-877058-54-8. 
  6. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013

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