Broadmeadow railway station

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Broadmeadow
BroadmeadowStationFromRoadBridge.JPG
Northbound view in May 2007
Location Graham Road, Broadmeadow
Australia
Coordinates 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555Coordinates: 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 162.94 km (101.25 mi) from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BMD
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 15 August 1887
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Sydney
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western

Broadmeadow railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the western Newcastle suburb of Broadmeadow, opening on 15 August 1887.[1]

The island platform was accessed by a level crossing at the station's northern end until replaced by an underpass on 2 March 1973 opened by Minister for Transport Milton Morris.[2]

Following the electrification of the line from Wyong in June 1984, passenger trains including the Brisbane Limited, Gold Coast Motorail, Grafton Express, North Coast Daylight Express, North Coast Overnight Express, Northern Mail and Northern Tablelands Express changed from electric to diesel traction at Broadmeadow.

Platforms & services[edit]

Broadmeadow has three platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Hamilton (Newcastle).[3]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Grafton, Casino and Brisbane.[4][5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Gosford & Sydney Central [3]
services to Sydney Central [5]
services to Sydney Central [4]
2 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [3]
3 services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane [5]
services to Armidale/Moree [4]

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operate one route via Broadmeadow station:

Signal boxes[edit]

The Australian Rail Track Corporation's Broadmeadow Centralised Traffic Control centre for the northern half of the state including the North Coast line to Brisbane, is located just south of the station, as is RailCorp's Broadmeadow signal box which controls the Broadmeadow to Eraring section of the Main Northern line.

Yard[edit]

South of the station lies the extensive Broadmeadow yard. NSW TrainLink have a depot that maintains its Endeavour and Hunter railcar fleet. The former Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot is used to house preserved rolling stock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadmeadow Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest March 1993 page 114
  3. ^ a b c Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 5 January 2015
  4. ^ a b c North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ a b c North Coast timetable NSW TrainLink 6 April 2014
  6. ^ Routes 226, 230, 231 and 235 timetable Newcastle Buses 28 November 2010

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