Maitland railway station
Looking west from platform 4 & 5 in July 2014
|Address||Church Street, Maitland
|Distance||192.55 km (119.65 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||5 (1 side, 2 island)|
|Fare zone||MyZone 3|
Maitland railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Maitland opening on in 1880 as West Maitland being renamed on 1 April 1949. It is the branch point for the Main North line to Scone and Armidale and the North Coast line to Dungog and Brisbane.
The Great Northern Railway was built through Maitland in the 1850s and extended to Lochinvar in July 1860. Maitland was serviced by Victoria Street, East Maitland and High Street when it opened however it was not until 1880 that what is now Maitland's principal station opened as West Maitland.
Initially the station comprised only one platform, the present Platform 1. The station expanded with an island platform and footbridge constructed in 1914 followed in 1933 by another island platform. In April 1949 in recognition of its position as Maitland's primary station it received its present name. A bay platform was located at the eastern end of Platform 1 for terminating services from Newcastle, it was removed in the 1990s.
The station is susceptible to floods. In the 1955 floods the signalbox was washed away with its replacement constructed on stilts. This has since closed and has been leased to a model railway club. The high water marks have been marked on the building on Platform 1. Flood gates have been installed at the northern end of the platforms.
A yard is located east of the station. It is mainly used to stable railway maintenance equipment, although each April is used as a depot for locomotives attending the Hunter Valley Steamfest.
Platforms & services
Maitland has five platforms, although only four are used by passenger trains. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling from Newcastle to Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.
|1||Hunter Line||Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle, Telarah & Dungog|
|NSW TrainLink North Coast||XPT services to Sydney (3 per day)|
|2||Hunter Line||Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Dungog & Telarah|
|NSW TrainLink North Coast||XPT services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane (all 1 per day)|
|3||Hunter Line||Endeavour/Hunter railcar services from Scone & Muswellbrook, terminating services from Newcastle|
|NSW TrainLink North Western||Xplorer services to Sydney (1 per day)|
|4||Hunter Line||Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Muswellbrook & Scone|
|NSW TrainLink North Western||Xplorer services to Armidale/Moree (1 per day)|
|5||not in regular passenger service, Hunter Valley Coal Chain trains pass through|
- 179: Stockland Green Hills and North Rothbury via Rutherford with limited services to Hanbury Estates
- 180: Stockland Green Hills and Singleton Heights via Rutherford
- 181: Woodberry and Rutherford via Metford
- 182: Thornton and Rutherford via Ashtonfield
- 183: Rutherford and Tenambit via Telarah
- 185: to Largs via Bolwarra, with limited services to Paterson and Gresford
- 192: to South Maitland and Louth Park
Rover Coaches operates two routes via Maitland station:
- 164: to Cessnock via Kurri Kurri
- 166: to Kurri Kurri via residential areas of Gillieston Heights, Heddon Greta and Pelaw Main
Sid Fogg's operates one route via Maitland station (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays):
- Maitland Station NSWrail.net
- Maitland Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
- New Lease of Life for Maitland Heritage Signal Box Australian Rail Track Corporation 23 July 2013
- Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- North Coast timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- Home Hunter Valley Steamfest
- Maitland District Bus Guide Hunter Valley Buses November 2010
- Maitland Rover Coaches
- Express Coach Services Sid Fogg's
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