Civic railway station

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Civic railway station looking west on platforms.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2013
Station statistics
Address Hunter Street, Newcastle
Coordinates 32°55′36″S 151°46′20″E / 32.926572°S 151.772175°E / -32.926572; 151.772175Coordinates: 32°55′36″S 151°46′20″E / 32.926572°S 151.772175°E / -32.926572; 151.772175
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 167.02 km (103.78 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1857, 1935 (reopened)
Closed 1872, 2014
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CVI
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

Civic railway station was located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It served the Civic part of Newcastle's central business district, opening on 30 March 1857 as Newcastle railway station. On 9 March 1858 it was renamed Honeysuckle and again on 1 September 1866 to Honeysuckle Point. The station closed in 1872, only to be reopened as Civic on 22 December 1935.[1][2]

It closed again on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to terminate at Hamilton.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Civic had two side platforms that could accommodate six carriages. Passengers on longer trains were required to use the rear six carriages. It was serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services from Sydney to Newcastle[4] and Hunter line services from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[5]

In 2007, Platform 2 was extended at its western end to allow Merewether Street level crossing to remain open while trains are stopped at the station.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle



  1. ^ Civic Station
  2. ^ Civic Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
  4. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

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