Maitland railway station
Westbound from platform 4 in July 2014
|Location||Church Street, Maitland
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||192.55 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||5 (1 side, 2 island)|
|Previous names||West Maitland|
Maitland railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Maitland opening on in 1880 as West Maitland being renamed on 1 April 1949. It is the junction station for the Main Northern and North Coast lines.
The Great Northern Railway was built through Maitland in the 1850s and extended to Lochinvar in July 1860. Maitland was serviced by Victoria Street, East Maitland and High Street when it opened however it was not until 1880 that what is now Maitland's principal station opened as West Maitland.
Initially the station comprised only one platform, the present Platform 1. The station expanded with an island platform and footbridge constructed in 1914 followed in 1933 by another island platform. In April 1949 in recognition of its position as Maitland's primary station it received its present name. A bay platform was located at the eastern end of Platform 1 for terminating services from Newcastle, it was removed in the 1990s.
The station is susceptible to floods. In the 1955 floods the signalbox was washed away with its replacement constructed on stilts. This closed on 27 October 1990 and has been leased to a model railway club. The high water marks have been marked on the building on Platform 1. Flood gates have been installed at the northern end of the platforms. A new signal box opened opposite the station on 17 December 1990.
A yard is located east of the station. It is mainly used to stable railway maintenance equipment, although each April is used as a depot for locomotives attending the Hunter Valley Steamfest.
Platforms & services
Maitland has five platforms, although only four are used by passenger trains. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling from Hamilton (Newcastle) to Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.
|1||services to Hamilton (Newcastle), Telarah & Dungog|||
|services to Sydney Central|||
|2||services to Dungog & Telarah|||
|services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane|||
|3||services to Hamilton (Newcastle)
terminating services to & from Hamilton (Newcastle)
|services to Sydney Central|||
|4||services to Muswellbrook & Scone|||
|services to Armidale/Moree|||
|5||not in regular passenger service, Hunter Valley Coal Chain trains pass through|
Hunter Valley Buses operates seven routes via Maitland station:
- 179: Stockland Green Hills to North Rothbury via Rutherford with limited services to Hanbury Estates
- 180: Stockland Green Hills to Singleton Heights via Rutherford
- 181:Aberglasslyn to Woodberry via Metford
- 182: Thornton to Rutherford via Ashtonfield
- 183: Rutherford to Tenambit via Telarah
- 185: to Largs via Bolwarra, with limited services to Paterson and Gresford
- 192: to South Maitland and Louth Park
- 164: to Cessnock via Kurri Kurri
- 166: to Kurri Kurri via Gillieston Heights, Heddon Greta & Pelaw Main
Sid Fogg's operates one route via Maitland station:
- Maitland Station NSWrail.net
- Maitland Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
- "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest January 1991 page 24
- New Lease of Life for Maitland Heritage Signal Box Australian Rail Track Corporation 23 July 2013
- "New lease of life for Maitand heritage signal box" Railway Digest September 2013 page 55
- "Maitland box opened" Railway Digest February 1991 page 39
- New NSW Trainlink Centre keeps an eye on the time and customer safety Transport for NSW 27 July 2015
- "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015.
- "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013.
- "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 6 April 2014].
- Home Hunter Valley Steamfest
- "Routes 179, 180 and 401 - 403 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015.
- "Routes 181, 183 and 186 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015.
- "Routes 182 and 189 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015.
- "Routes 184, 185, 187 and 192 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015.
- Maitland timetables Rover Coaches
- Express Coach Services timetables Sid Fogg's 18 February 2013