Cockle Creek railway station
Southbound view from Platform 1 in May 2006
|Location||Lake Road, Boolaroo
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||150.63 kilometres from Central|
|Opened||15 August 1887|
Cockle Creek railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie suburb of Boolaroo. The station is on the eastern side of Cockle Creek and a balloon loop exists west of the creek for the Teralba Colliery.
The station opened on 15 August 1887. It was rebuilt on its present site in 1957 when a new bridge was built immediately south of the station. The station buildings were demolished in March 1993.
The privately owned Caledonian Collieries railway line to West Wallsend, Seahampton, Killingworth, Barnsley and the now vanished town of Fairley, joined the government line at Cockle Creek. This line carried mixed traffic, including passenger and freight trains, but was largely used for coal traffic until the last working mine, West Wallsend Extended Colliery at Killingworth was closed during an industrial slump in 1962.
Platforms & services
|1||services to Gosford & Sydney Central|||
|2||services to Hamilton (Newcastle)|||
Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes via Cockle Creek station:
Newcastle Buses operates one route via Cockle Creek station:
- Cockle Creek Station NSWrail.net
- Cockle Creek Former Railway Station and Bridge Piers NSW Environment & Heritage
- Railway Digest May 1993 page 199
- "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015.
- "Routes 269, 270 and 271 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 20 April 2015.
- "Route 363 timetable" (PDF). Newcastle Buses. 20 October 2013.