Hamilton railway station, New South Wales

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Hamilton station level.jpg
Station looking east in November 2007
Station statistics
Address Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Coordinates 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555Coordinates: 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 164.63 km (102.30 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1872
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code HAM
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Hamilton
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle
towards Central
Newcastle and Central Coast Line
towards Newcastle

Hamilton railway station is located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the inner Newcastle suburb of Hamilton, opening in 1872.[1]

The station is the interchange point between NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle and Hunter line services.

Platforms & services[edit]

View looking west in 1906

Hamilton has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services travelling from Sydney to Newcastle[2] and Hunter line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[3]

In 2007 Platform 1 was extended eastwards to accommodate eight carriages and allow Beaumont Street level crossing to remain open while trains are at the station.[4]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle

Hamilton Junction Signal Box[edit]

Hamilton Junction signal box in November 2011

Hamilton Junction Signal Box is separated from Hamilton station by Beaumont Street level crossing. The Victorian signal box was built in 1897 by McKenzie & Holland, making it one of the oldest surviving mechanical signal boxes in Australia, and also one of the busiest. Originally fitted with a McKenzie & Holland mechanical lever frame, it now has a 56 lever tappet frame designed by Cyril Byles, the British born New South Wales Government Railways signal engineer and manufactured in Sydney in the former NSWGR Interlocking Workshops. Formerly a much busier location, this signal box once had control of multiple lines, sidings and a short branch for the Vacuum Oil Company. After rationalization in the 1980s and 1990s, the signal box now controls Hamilton Junction, Beaumont Street level crossing and entry to and exit from sidings used for storing track maintenance vehicles.

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operate one route to and from Hamilton station:



  1. ^ Hamilton Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  3. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  4. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

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