Civic railway station was originally named Newcastle railway station and was opened 30 March 1857. It was then renamed Honeysuckle (9 March 1858) and renamed again to Honeysuckle point (1 September 1866). The station was closed in 1872 only to be reopened as its current name of Civic on 22 December 1935. Civic railway station is located in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on the Newcastle & Central Coast Line, and the Hunter Line. The station is a side station with two platforms. The station is served by intercity trains to Sydney, Maitland, Dungog and Scone.
In December 2012 the New South Wales government announced the line east of Wickham will close sometime after 2015. This will result in the closure of Civic.
The station has platforms six carriages long, passengers on longer trains are required to use the rear six carriages.
To reduce delays to road traffic at the adjacent level crossing, the Newcastle bound platform was lengthened and the signal protecting the level crossing was relocated. Previously, the level crossing remained closed from when a train approached the platform, for the whole time that the train was stopped and until the train cleared the level crossing. As a result of this platform modification, the level crossing does not close until the train is ready to depart from the platform.