Broadmeadow railway station

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Broadmeadow
BroadmeadowStationFromRoadBridge.JPG
Northbound view in May 2007
Location Graham Road, Broadmeadow
Australia
Coordinates 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555Coordinates: 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 162.94 km (101.25 mi) from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BMD
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 15 August 1887
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 920 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 161
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Sydney
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western

Broadmeadow railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the western Newcastle suburb of Broadmeadow, opening on 15 August 1887.[2]

The island platform was accessed by a level crossing at the station's northern end until replaced by an underpass on 2 March 1973 opened by Minister for Transport Milton Morris.[3] The station was upgraded to wheelchair accessibility in July 2017.[4]

Following the electrification of the line from Wyong in June 1984, passenger trains including the Brisbane Limited, Gold Coast Motorail, Grafton Express, North Coast Daylight Express, North Coast Overnight Express, Northern Mail and Northern Tablelands Express changed from electric to diesel traction at Broadmeadow.

Platforms & services[edit]

Broadmeadow has three platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle.[5]

It is also serviced by NSW TrainLink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Grafton, Casino and Brisbane,[6][7] as well as daily coach services to Taree.[7] These coach services are operated by Busways as routes 150 [8] and 151.[9]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Gosford & Sydney Central [5]
services to Sydney Central[7]
services to Sydney Central[6]
2 services to Newcastle [5]
3 services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane [7]
services to Armidale/Moree[6]

Track Layout[edit]

Track layout
To Yards and Adamstown
1
2
3
To Woodville Junction and Hamilton

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Transport operates four routes via Broadmeadow station:

Signal boxes[edit]

The Australian Rail Track Corporation's Broadmeadow Centralised Traffic Control centre for the northern half of the state including the North Coast line to Brisbane, is located just south of the station, as is RailCorp's Broadmeadow signal box which controls the Broadmeadow to Eraring section of the Main Northern line.

Yard[edit]

South of the station lies the extensive Broadmeadow yard. NSW TrainLink have a depot that maintains its Endeavour and Hunter railcar fleet. The former Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot is used to house preserved rolling stock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Broadmeadow Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest March 1993 page 114
  4. ^ http://revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au/what-we-are-doing/broadmeadow-station-upgrade/
  5. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. ^ a b c "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Busways route 150". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Busways route 151". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Newcastle Transport route 21". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Newcastle Transport route 25". Transport for NSW.
  12. ^ "Newcastle Transport route 27". Transport for NSW.
  13. ^ "Newcastle Transport route 28". Transport for NSW.

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