Fassifern railway station

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Fassifern Station4.JPG
Southbound view from Platform 2 in November 2012
Location Fassifern Road, Fassifern
Coordinates 32°59′07″S 151°34′52″E / 32.9853°S 151.5812°E / -32.9853; 151.5812Coordinates: 32°59′07″S 151°34′52″E / 32.9853°S 151.5812°E / -32.9853; 151.5812
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 142.31 km (88.43 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FSN
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 1888
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Newcastle
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Central
Preceding station   Closed Lines   Following station
Terminus Toronto Line
towards Toronto
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Sydney
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western

Fassifern railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie suburb of Fassifern, opening in 1888.[1][2]

The station has three platforms, although only two are in use, the third being the former branch line platform for the Toronto line that closed in 1990. North of the line is a balloon loop for the Newstan Colliery that is served by Southern Shorthaul Railroad hauled trains.

In 1984, footbridge was installed as part of the electrification of the line. It was replaced in 1994 when lifts were added.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

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

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Grafton, Casino and Brisbane.[5][6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Gosford & Sydney Central [4]
services to Sydney Central set down only[5]
services to Sydney Central set down only[6]
2 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [4]
services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane pick up only[5]
services to Armidale/Moree pick up only[6]

Transport links[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses operate three routes via Fassifern station:


  1. ^ Fassifern Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Fassifern Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Infrastructure" Railway Digest May 1993 page 199
  4. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 6 April 2014]. 
  6. ^ a b c "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Routes 269, 270 and 271 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 20 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Route 273 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 20 April 2015. 

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