Scone railway station
|Address||Susan Street, Scone
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||Main Northern line|
|Distance||314.66 km (195.52 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||1 (1 side)|
Scone Railway Station is located in the town of Scone, New South Wales, and lies on the Main North Line. It is 315 km from Sydney's Central (this makes Scone the farthest station from Sydney) and is the western terminus of the Main North branch of the Hunter Valley rail line. It is also served by NSW TrainLink Country services between Sydney and Armidale/Moree. It was opened on 17 April 1871.
The station has one very long platform, and is on one side of the track. The other side is fenced off to separate the track from residential areas and the local youth club. The building itself is historic, and still features its original signage. Hunter trains usually park up along the other end of the platform where the platform is slightly raised, meaning passengers need to walk up along the platform to get onto the train. Country trains park towards the other end of the platform, alongside the station building.
The station carpark acts as a local public transport interchange, with buses using the station as a stop, especially during trackwork along the Hunter line. The station's toilets are closed, but there are toilets available in the nearby park and at the service station a few hundred metres away.
Platforms and services
The station, with a single platform, is mostly un-supervised, with usually three Hunter trains leaving the station each weekday (once in the early morning, twice after 6pm) and two trains during the weekends and public holidays (once in the morning, once at night) as well as one Country train in each direction daily. It also has no Hunter ticketing machines, which means travellers are required to purchase a ticket when they arrive at their location. Country tickets can be purchased from the local community centre. The Hunter services were introduced in September 1990 when part of the former CityRail network.
|1||Hunter Line||terminating regional services, returning to Newcastle|
|NSW TrainLink North Western||country services to Sydney (1 per day), Armidale and Moree (1 per day)|
- Bozier, Rolfe, "New South Wales Railways: Scone Railway Station", 2000. Retrieved 20 April 2007.
- "CityRail train service extended to Scone" Railway Digest October 1990 page 342
- Sydney Trains - Scone station details
- Scone Railway Station @ NSWRail.net
- Scone Station ARTC Timetable