Thornton railway station, New South Wales

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Westbound view in August 2006
Location Karuah Street, Thornton
Coordinates 32°47′01″S 151°38′23″E / 32.783507°S 151.639735°E / -32.783507; 151.639735Coordinates: 32°47′01″S 151°38′23″E / 32.783507°S 151.639735°E / -32.783507; 151.639735
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 182.19 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code THO
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 10 February 1913
Previous names Woodford
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

Thornton railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves Thornton in the eastern suburbs of Maitland opening in 1913.[1]

The original station opened on 1 August 1871 as Woodford being renamed in 1887 to avoid confusion with Woodford station in the Blue Mountains.[2][3] The line from Tarro was duplicated in 1880 and quadrupled in February 1913 when the current station opened.[1]

To the south-west of the station, the Bloomfield Colliery branches off.

Platforms & services[edit]

Thornton has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[4]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Newcastle [4]
services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone [4]

Transport links[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes to and from Thornton station:[5]


  1. ^ a b Thornton Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  2. ^ "The Great Northern Railway, Newcastle to Maitland 150 years on" Australian Railway History March 2007
  3. ^ Thornton Station
  4. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Routes 182 and 189 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015. 

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