Lochinvar railway station
|Location||Station Lane, Lochinvar
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||202.60 kilometres from Central|
|Opened||2 July 1860|
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.
Platforms & services
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
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.
|1||services to Hamilton (Newcastle)|||
|2||services to Muswellbrook & Scone|||
- Lochinvar station details Sydney Trains