Cockle Creek railway station
Southbound view from Platform 1 in May 2006
|Address||Lake Road, Boolaroo
|Distance||150.63 km (93.60 mi) from Central|
|Opened||15 August 1887|
|Fare zone||MyZone 3|
Cockle Creek railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie suburb of Boolaroo, opening on 15 August 1887. It was rebuilt on its present site in 1957 when a new bridge was built immediately south of the station.
The privately owned Caledonian Collieries railway line to West Wallsend, Seahampton, Killingworth, Barnsley and the now vanished town of Fairley, joined the government line at Cockle Creek. This line carried mixed traffic, including passenger and freight trains, but was largely used for coal traffic until the last working mine, West Wallsend Extended Colliery at Killingworth was closed during an industrial slump in 1962.
A balloon loop exists south of the river for the Teralba Colliery.
Platforms & services
|1||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney|
|2||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||Electric Multiple Unit services to Hamilton (Newcastle)|
- Cockle Creek Station NSWrail.net
- Cockle Creek Former Railway Station and Bridge Piers NSW Environment & Heritage
- Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- Bus Route Map Newcastle Buses & Ferries
- Routes 269-271 Timetable Hunter Valley Buses
- Media related to Cockle Creek station at Wikimedia Commons
- Cockle Creek station details Sydney Trains