Cockle Creek railway station

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Cockle Creek
Southbound view from Platform 1 in May 2006
Location Lake Road, Boolaroo
Coordinates 32°56′34″S 151°37′25″E / 32.942695°S 151.623725°E / -32.942695; 151.623725Coordinates: 32°56′34″S 151°37′25″E / 32.942695°S 151.623725°E / -32.942695; 151.623725
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 150.63 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code CCK
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 15 August 1887
Rebuilt 1957
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central

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.[1] It was rebuilt on its present site in 1957 when a new bridge was built immediately south of the station.[2] The station buildings were demolished in March 1993.[3]

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[edit]

Cockle Creek has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Hamilton (Newcastle).[4]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Gosford & Sydney Central [4]
2 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [4]

Transport links[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes via Cockle Creek station:

Newcastle Transport operates one route via Cockle Creek station:


  1. ^ Cockle Creek Station
  2. ^ Cockle Creek Former Railway Station and Bridge Piers NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Railway Digest May 1993 page 199
  4. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Routes 269, 270 and 271 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 20 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Route 363 timetable" (PDF). Newcastle Buses. 20 October 2013. 

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