Muswellbrook railway station

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Muswellbrook
MuswellbrookRailwayStationPlatform.JPG
Southbound view in August 2007
Station statistics
Address Market Street, Muswellbrook
Australia
Coordinates 32°16′03″S 150°53′25″E / 32.267372°S 150.890265°E / -32.267372; 150.890265Coordinates: 32°16′03″S 150°53′25″E / 32.267372°S 150.890265°E / -32.267372; 150.890265
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 288.78 km (179.44 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 1
Tracks 5
Other information
Opened 19 May 1869
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MBK
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Muswellbrook
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Scone
Hunter Line
Main North Line
(Scone to Maitland)
towards Newcastle
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western
towards Sydney

Muswellbrook railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Muswellbrook. It opened on 19 May 1869 as Musclebrook being renamed on 1 September 1890.[1]

The original 1869 John Whitton brick station building remains.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

The station has one platform and a disused dock platform at the southern end. Muswelbrook is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling between Newcastle and Scone. There are three services in each direction on weekdays, and two on weekends. In addition on weekdays there is a service that terminates/commences at Muswellbrook.[3]

It is also served by a daily northbound TrainLink Xplorer service to Armidale and Moree with a southbound service operating to Sydney.[4]

Muswellbrook formerly had an extensive freight yard including a locomotive roundhouse.[2] The Merriwa section of the Ulan line branches off the Main North line at the northern end of the yard.

In early 2007, the Australian Rail Track Corporation commenced work to rationalise the tracks within the yard and add a passing loop long enough to accommodate 1,500 metre long trains. Upon completion, freight trains are to pass through the yard area at 80 km/h, improving travel times.

In March 2009, duplication of the Main North line reached Muswellbrook station, the completion of a project to upgrade the line to double track between Antiene and Muswellbrook to improve coal haulage capacity.[5][6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle (2-4 per day) & Scone (2-3 per day)
NSW TrainLink North Western Xplorer services to Armidale/Moree and Sydney (1 each way per day)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muswellbrook Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Muswellbrook Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  4. ^ North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ St Heliers to Muswellbrook Duplication Commissioning Australian Rail Track Corporation 17 March 2009
  6. ^ "In Brief: Duplication reaches Muswellbrook after 59 years" Railway Digest June 2009

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