Beresfield railway station

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Beresfield
BeresfieldStation.jpg
Westbound view in August 2006
Location Addison Street, Beresfield
Australia
Coordinates 32°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 by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 179.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 31 July 1925
Rebuilt 2002
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle

Beresfield railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the western Newcastle suburb of Beresfield, opening on 31 July 1925.[1]

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, closing all four tracks and a virtual demolition of Beresfield station.[2][3][4] Three 82 class locomotives were destroyed.[5]

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 Hamilton (Newcastle) to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [6]
2 services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beresfield Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Rail Safety Investigation Report 1998001 - Coal Train Collision". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Aviation Crash Team Investigates Beresfield Collision" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
  4. ^ Beresfield (Newcastle), NSW: Rail Collision Emergency Management Australia
  5. ^ Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s - 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 411, 418. ISBN 1-877058-54-8. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015. 

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