Civic railway station

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Civic railway station looking west on platforms.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2013
Location Hunter Street, Newcastle
Coordinates 32°55′36″S 151°46′20″E / 32.926572°S 151.772175°E / -32.926572; 151.772175Coordinates: 32°55′36″S 151°46′20″E / 32.926572°S 151.772175°E / -32.926572; 151.772175
Owned by RailCorp
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 167.02 km (103.78 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CVI
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 1857, 1935 (reopened)
Closed 1872, 2014
Electrified Yes
Previous names Newcastle
Honeysuckle Point
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

Civic railway station was located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It served the Civic part of Newcastle's central business district, opening on 30 March 1857 as Newcastle railway station. On 9 March 1858 it was renamed Honeysuckle and again on 1 September 1866 to Honeysuckle Point. The station closed in 1872, only to be reopened as Civic on 22 December 1935.[1][2]

Civic had the smallest signal box in the state to control the Merewether Street level crossing. The signal box closed in July 1992.[3]

Civic station closed again on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to terminate at Hamilton.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Civic had two side platforms that could accommodate six carriages. At the time of its closure, it was serviced by trains from Sydney Central to Newcastle[5] and local services from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[6]

Platform 1 was for services to Newcastle. Platform 2 was for services to Gosford, Sydney Central, Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone.

In 2007, Platform 2 was extended at its western end to allow Merewether Street level crossing to remain open while trains are stopped at the station.[7]


  1. ^ Civic Station
  2. ^ Civic Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest September 1992 page 354
  4. ^ Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
  5. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  7. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

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