Civic railway station

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Civic railway station looking west on platforms.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2013
General information
LocationHunter Street, Newcastle
Coordinates32°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 byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Distance167.02 km (103.78 mi) from Central
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeCVI
WebsiteSydney Trains
Opened22 December 1935
Closed26 December 2014
2013890 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)

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 22 December 1935.[2][3] The station had the smallest signal box in the state to control the Merewether Street level crossing. The signal box closed in July 1992.[4] Civic station closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to terminate at Hamilton.[5] In 2019, Civic was reopened as a park named "Museum Place" due to it being a short distance from Newcastle Museum. The area between the platforms was filled in, and the station buildings remained intact.

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[6] and local services from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[7]

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.[8]


  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Civic Station
  3. ^ Civic Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest September 1992 page 354
  5. ^ Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
  6. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  7. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  8. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

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