Cockle Creek railway station

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Cockle Creek
Southbound view from Platform 1 in May 2006
Station statistics
Address Lake Road, Boolaroo
Coordinates 32°56′34″S 151°37′25″E / 32.942695°S 151.623725°E / -32.942695; 151.623725Coordinates: 32°56′34″S 151°37′25″E / 32.942695°S 151.623725°E / -32.942695; 151.623725
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 150.63 km (93.60 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 15 August 1887
Electrified Yes
Station code CCK
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal card Active
Website Cockle Creek
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central

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.[1] It was rebuilt on its present site in 1957 when a new bridge was built immediately south of the station.[2]

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[edit]

Cockle Creek has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services travelling from Sydney to Hamilton (Newcastle).[3]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Hamilton (Newcastle)

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operates one route via Cockle Creek station:[4]

Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes via Cockle Creek station:[5]


  1. ^ Cockle Creek Station
  2. ^ Cockle Creek Former Railway Station and Bridge Piers NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  4. ^ Bus Route Map Newcastle Buses & Ferries
  5. ^ Routes 269-271 Timetable Hunter Valley Buses

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