Lochinvar railway station

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Lochinvar
Location Station Lane, Lochinvar
Australia
Coordinates 32°43′14″S 151°27′01″E / 32.720511°S 151.45024°E / -32.720511; 151.45024Coordinates: 32°43′14″S 151°27′01″E / 32.720511°S 151.45024°E / -32.720511; 151.45024
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 202.60 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LVR
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 2 July 1860
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Scone
Hunter Line
Main North Line
(Scone to Maitland)
towards Newcastle

Lochinvar railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the nearby town of Lochinvar opening on 2 July 1860.[1]

It briefly served as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway when it was extended from Maitland. In March 1862 Lochinvar ceased to be a terminus when the line was extended to Greta.

Originally, there was only one platform, but a second was added in 1914 when the line was duplicated. As part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation's project to install a third track between Maitland and Whittingham, the station received a footbridge in 2012.[2][3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Lochinvar has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling between Hamilton (Newcastle), Muswellbrook and Scone.[4]

Station Revamp[edit]

In 2012, NSW TrainLink gave Lochinvar Train Station a big renovation, as the two platforms were extended, and a freight line was made outside the station. A footbridge was also put in, which was a wheel chair accessible footbridge. Alongside with that comes a brand new car park, bigger than the old one, and a new lit-up station sign, saying Lochinvar, then it has the CityRail logo.

2005 Death at Lochinvar[edit]

In 2005, the hard working '9012' and '9025', owned by Pacific National, are freight loco's, used for hauling coal cars through the Hunter Valley. They both were coupled, hauling empty coal cars back up into the Hunter Valley. An elderly commuter was on the platform, waiting for her train to Muswellbrook. '9025' and '9012' were approaching the platform the commuter was on. She was standing over the yellow line. When the freight train rumbled through, she fell over as the loco was right next to her. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where she died due to a heart attack.[citation needed]


Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) [4]
2 services to Muswellbrook & Scone [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lochinvar Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Maitland to Whittingham Third Track Project Hunter 8 Alliance
  3. ^ Lochinvar Rail Station Bridge Fabinox
  4. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015. 

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