Hexham railway station, New South Wales

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Hexham
HexhamStation.jpg
Eastbound view in August 2006
Location Pacific Highway, Hexham
Australia
Coordinates 32°49′45″S 151°41′03″E / 32.82908°S 151.684247°E / -32.82908; 151.684247Coordinates: 32°49′45″S 151°41′03″E / 32.82908°S 151.684247°E / -32.82908; 151.684247
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 175.53 km (109.07 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code HXM
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 1 August 1871
Rebuilt 1990s
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle

Hexham railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves Hexham in the western suburbs of Newcastle, opening on 1 August 1871.[1]

Hexham originally had a substantial brick platform building, however this was demolished in May 1993 and replaced with a lightweight bus-shelter type structure.[2] The station has a full length island platform however the eastern end has been fenced off to a shorter two carriage train length.

Until 1987, the Richmond Vale's exchange sidings were located opposite Hexham station.

In November 2014, the Australian Rail Track Corporation completed a project that saw the westbound coal road relocated further south to make way for five 1,800 metre passing loops.[3][4][5][6][7]

South of the coal road, Aurizon are building a locomotive depot.[8]

Platforms & services[edit]

Hexham has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling between Hamilton (Newcastle), Maitland and Telarah on an hourly basis. It is also service by one early morning service to Scone.[9]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [9]
2 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland & Telarah 1 early morning service to Scone[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hexham Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Infrastructure" Railway Digest June 1993 page 246
  3. ^ " Hunter Valley Coal Chain - Rail developments at Hexham, NSW" Railway Digest January 2013 page 36
  4. ^ Reducing coal train congestion at Newcastle Port Australian Rail Track Corporation 25 October 2013
  5. ^ "Construction begins on Hexham Relief Road Project" Railway Digest December 2013 page 12
  6. ^ Hexham Relief Roads Project Construction Environmental Management Plan Upper Hunter Valley Alliance
  7. ^ "ARTC undertakes Hexham Relief Road works and Gunnedah Yard remodelling" Railway Digest January 2015 page 12
  8. ^ "Signaling & infastructure" Railway Digest February 2015 page 44
  9. ^ a b c Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 5 January 2015

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