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)|
|Opened||31 July 1925|
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. 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 Hamilton (Newcastle)|||
|2||services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone|||
- Beresfield Station NSWrail.net
- "Rail Safety Investigation Report 1998001 - Coal Train Collision". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia.
- "Aviation Crash Team Investigates Beresfield Collision" Railway Digest December 1997 page 7
- Beresfield (Newcastle), NSW: Rail Collision Emergency Management Australia
- Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s - 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 411, 418. ISBN 1-877058-54-8.
- "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015.