Hexham railway station, New South Wales

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Hexham
HexhamStation.jpg
Eastbound view in August 2006
Station statistics
Address 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
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 175.53 km (109.07 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1 August 1871
Rebuilt 1990s
Station code HXM
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal card Active
Website Hexham
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 the 1990s and replaced with a lightweight bus-shelter type structure. 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. This site is currently being redeveloped by the Australian Rail Track Corporation with the westbound coal road being relocated further south to make way for five 1,800 metre passing loops.[2][3][4][5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Covered area on the platform in November 2011

Tarro has two side platforms. 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.[6]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hexham Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ " Hunter Valley Coal Chain - Rail developments at Hexham, NSW" Railway Digest January 2013 page 36
  3. ^ Reducing coal train congestion at Newcastle Port Australian Rail Track Corporation 25 October 2013
  4. ^ "Construction begins on Hexham Relief Road Project" Railway Digest December 2013 page 12
  5. ^ Hexham Relief Roads Project Construction Environmental Management Plan Upper Hunter Valley Alliance
  6. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013

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