Gosford railway station
|Address||Mann Street, Gosford
New South Wales, Australia
|Elevation||11 metres (36 ft)|
|Line(s)||Newcastle & Central Coast line/North Shore line|
|Distance||80.91 km (50.28 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||3 (1 side, 1 island)|
Gosford Railway Station is located in Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia on the Newcastle & Central Coast Line. The railway station is also serviced by long distance NSW TrainLink trains.
Gosford Railway Station was opened officially on 15 August 1887. The coming of the railway marked the beginning of a new era for the district which had depended beforehand on water transport for its goods. The line was then extended, but it was not possible to go through to Sydney entirely by rail until the Hawkesbury River Bridge was opened in 1889.
From 1995 to 2006 a CountryLink travel agency was located at the station.
Platforms and services
The station has three platforms, including one for terminating intercity trains from Sydney. The three platforms are bi-directional. Because the track centres on the double track between platforms 1 and 2 (dating from 1887) are still so narrow, and trains now a little bit wider, signals are now interlocked to prevent trains using both platforms 1 and 2 at the same time. There are also stabling yards located just north and south of the station. A small cafe is located on the island platform, underneath the stairs.
The station receives 2 Sydney Terminal, 1 Wyong all stops and 1 Newcastle limited stops services every hour in the off-peak period and up to 12 trains per hour in peak times. It also receives the Casino XPT mid-morning. The Armidale and Moree Xplorer in the late morning, Grafton XPT in the early afternoon and the Brisbane XPT in the early evening.
|1||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||intercity services to Hornsby and Sydney Terminal (via Strathfield)|
|North Shore Line||peak hour intercity services to Hornsby and Sydney Terminal (via Chatswood)|
|NSW TrainLink North Coast||country services to Sydney (3 per day)|
|NSW TrainLink North Western||country services to Sydney (1 per day)|
|2||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||intercity services to Wyong and Newcastle|
|North Shore Line||peak hour intercity services to Wyong|
|NSW TrainLink North Coast||country services to Grafton (1 per day), Casino (1 per day) and Brisbane (1 per day)|
|NSW TrainLink North Western||country services to Armidale & Moree (1 per day)|
|3||Central Coast & Newcastle Line||terminating services, intercity services to Hornsby and Sydney Terminal (via Strathfield);
intercity services to Wyong and Newcastle
Gosford Station Bus Interchange
Stand 1: Red Bus Services
Stand 2: Red Bus Services
Stand 3: Red Bus Services
Stand 4: Busways
- 38 - to Wyoming
Stand 5: Busways
Stand 6: Busways
- 33 - to Somersby industrial.
- 34 - to Kariong - Some services extend to Somersby, Mangrove Mountain and Spencer
Stand 7: Busways
- 50 - to Umina via Brisbane Water Drive, Woy Woy, Ocean Beach Road - Some services extend to Mount Ettalong and some to Pearl Beach/Patonga
- 51 - to Ettalong via Brisbane Water Drive, Woy Woy, Ocean Beach Road and Umina
- 52 - to Umina via Brisbane Water Drive, Woy Woy and Ettalong - Some services extend to Pearl Beach/Patonga
- 53 - to Umina via Brisbane Water Drive, Woy Woy, Booker Bay and Ettalong
Stand 8: Busways
Stand 9: Busways
- 60 - to Kincumber and Woy Woy via Empire Bay and Erina Fair
- 61 - to Wagstaffe via Erina Fair, Kincumber and MacMasters Beach
- 65 - to Kincumber via Erina Fair and Green Point
- 66 - to Avoca and Copacabana via Erina Fair and Kincumber
- 69 - to Avoca via Erina Fair and Terrigal (Charles Kay Drive)
Stand 10: Busways
- 63 - to Saratoga via Erina Fair and Davistown
- 64 - to Davistown via Erina Fair and Saratoga
- 70 - to Woodport
- Dundon, 1978, p18
- Branley, Alison (1 April 2006). "Mixed feelings as ticket office closes doors". Central Coast Express Advocate (Central Coast Express Advocate). p. 13.
- Railcorp Weekly Notice
- "State Rail Authority of New South Wales". Rail Corporation New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 20 September 2007.[dead link]
- Dundon, Gwen (1978). More Old Gosford and District in Pictures. Gosford: Gosford Printing Pty Limited. ISBN 0-9596430-1-X.
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