Beresfield railway station
Westbound view in August 2006
|Location||Addison Street, Beresfield|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||179.81 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||31 July 1925|
|Passengers (2013)||340 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
On 23 October 1997, Beresfield was the site of a major rail accident, when a FreightCorp coal train passed a red signal and collided into the rear of another coal train standing on the same track. Six people were injured including the station master and a commuter who jumped from the platform moments before the collision. The crash resulted in dozens of coal-wagons tumbling over the platform and across the tracks, blocking all four tracks and destroying most of the station. Three 82 class locomotives were destroyed.
In 2002 Beresfield was fully redeveloped receiving new easy access facilities, station signage and booking office.
Platforms & services
|1||services to Newcastle|||
|2||services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone|||
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