Gosford railway station

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Gosford
Gosford railway station.jpg
Norrthbound view from Platform 1 in January 2011
Station statistics
Address Mann Street, Gosford
Australia
Coordinates 33°25′25″S 151°20′30″E / 33.423687°S 151.341664°E / -33.423687; 151.341664Coordinates: 33°25′25″S 151°20′30″E / 33.423687°S 151.341664°E / -33.423687; 151.341664
Line(s) Main Northern
Connections Bus
Distance 80.91 km (50.28 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 15 August 1887
Electrified Yes
Station code GOS
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal Active
Website Gosford
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Newcastle and Central Coast Line
towards Central
towards Wyong
T1
North Shore Line
services
(peak hours only)
towards Central
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Sydney
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western

Gosford railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the northern Central Coast city of Gosford opening on 15 August 1887.[1]

Between January 1960 and April 1982,[2] Gosford was the northern extremity of the electrified network. In the early 1990s the station buildings were demolished and replaced by the current structure.

An extensive network of stabling sidings exist north and south of the station. A functioning water crane is located at the northern end of Platform 2 and is used occasionally by passing steam locomotives.

Platforms & services[edit]

Southbound view from Platform 2 in January 2011
Northbound view from Platform 1 with water crane in January 2011
Concourse in January 2011

Gosford has three platforms, one island with two faces and one side platform. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services travelling from Sydney to Newcastle. Peak-hour services travel from Sydney to Wyong via the North Shore line.[3]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Grafton, Casino and Brisbane.[4][5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Sydney
North Shore Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Sydney via Gordon peak hours only
NSW TrainLink North Coast XPT services to Sydney (3 per day) set down only
NSW TrainLink North Western Xplorer services to Sydney (1 per day) set down only
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
North Shore Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Wyong peak hours only
NSW TrainLink North Coast XPT services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane (all 1 per day) pick up only
NSW TrainLink North Western Xplorer services to Armidale/Moree (1 per day) pick up only
3 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Terminating Electric Multiple Unit services from Sydney & Newcastle

Transport links[edit]

Busways operate 18 routes to and from Gosford station:[6]

Red Bus Services operate nine routes to and from Gosford station:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gosford Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Railway Sign Official Opening Gosford - Wyong Electrification 3 April 1982 Powerhouse Museum Collection
  3. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  4. ^ North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ North Coast timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Route Map Busways
  7. ^ Route Map Red Bus Services
  • Dundon, Gwen (1978). More Old Gosford and District in Pictures. Gosford: Gosford Printing. ISBN 0-9596430-1-X. ==External links==

External links[edit]

Media related to Gosford railway station, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons