Beresfield railway station

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Beresfield
BeresfieldStation.jpg
Westbound view in August 2006
LocationAddison Street, Beresfield
Australia
Coordinates32°47′56″S 151°39′28″E / 32.798959°S 151.657905°E / -32.798959; 151.657905Coordinates: 32°47′56″S 151°39′28″E / 32.798959°S 151.657905°E / -32.798959; 151.657905
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance179.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened31 July 1925
Rebuilt2002
Traffic
Passengers (2013)340 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank201
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

Beresfield railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It opened on 31 July 1925, serving the western Newcastle suburb of Beresfield.[2]

1997 collision[edit]

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.[3][4][5] Three 82 class locomotives were destroyed.[6]

In 2002 Beresfield was fully redeveloped receiving new easy access facilities, station signage and booking office.

Platforms & services[edit]

Beresfield has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[7]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Newcastle [7]
2 services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Beresfield Station". NSWrail.net.
  3. ^ "Rail Safety Investigation Report 1998001 - Coal Train Collision". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia.
  4. ^ "Aviation Crash Team Investigates Beresfield Collision" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
  5. ^ "Beresfield (Newcastle), NSW: Rail Collision". Emergency Management Australia. 13 September 2006. Archived from the original on 15 August 2009.
  6. ^ Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s – 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 411, 418. ISBN 1-877058-54-8.
  7. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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