Cardiff railway station, New South Wales
|Address||Main Road, Cardiff
New South Wales, Australia
|Elevation||32 metres (105 ft)|
|Line(s)||Newcastle & Central Coast line|
|Distance||155.08 km (96.36 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
Cardiff is a railway station located in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia on the Main North railway line. The original Cardiff station opened on 14 March 1889, and the station at the present site has been operating since 8 June 1902. The station has two platforms. The station is the closest to the factory of EDI Rail who have constructed some of NSW TrainLink's trains. The station itself has a relatively short platform, thus passengers on 8-car trains are asked to board the last 4 carriages (4-car trains are also used during off-peak hours and weekends which makes it possible for passengers alighting or boarding to utilise the entire 4-car set).
Despite being one of the busiest stations in the region, the station has long had substandard facilities, in particular a lack of disabled access. There have been numerous (often contradictory) proposals to either ugrade Cardiff or relocate the station to the abandoned station at nearby Glendale, following community pressure stretching back to the 1990s.
In November 2010, work started on a series of upgrades. These will improve the parking and stairs and provide wheelchair access, weather protection, and the accommodation of 8-car trains. The project is scheduled to be completed December 2012.
In spite of this expansion, plans to reopen Glendale station as a major transport hub, which would be expected to substantially reduce usage of Cardiff station, continue.
Platforms and services
|1||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||local services to Morisset and intercity services to Gosford, Hornsby and Central (via Strathfield)|
|2||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||local services and intercity services to Newcastle|
- Route 334 - between Glendale and Newcastle Station
- Route 339 - between Glendale and Charlestown
- Route 363 - between Warners Bay and Newcastle Station
- Route 262 - between Cameron Park and Charlestown
- Route 263 - between Cameron Park and Charlestown
- Route 267 - between West Wallsend and University
- Rolfe Bozier. Cardiff Station. NSWRail.net. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
- Cardiff businesses demand railway station upgrade Newcastle Herald article 20 May 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2011
- 65m for Cardiff rail station upgrade Newcastle Herald article 1 May 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2011
- Work starts on access upgrade at Cardiff railway station abc.net.au/news. Retrieved 19 December 2011
- Andrew Cornwell Cardiff Infrastructure Projects Parliament.new.gov.au. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- Glendale Regional Center Master Plan Retrieved 19 December 2011.
- Newcastle Buses NewcastleBuses.info. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- CDCBus Timetables and Maps CDCBus.com.au. Retrieved 17 December 2011.