Wickham railway station

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This article is about the former railway station in Newcastle, Australia. For future Newcastle railway line terminus, see Wickham Transport Interchange. For the former railway station in Hampshire, England, see Wickham (Hants) railway station.
Wickham
Wickham railway station, looking west on platforms.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2013
Station statistics
Address Beresford Street, Wickham
Australia
Coordinates 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727Coordinates: 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 165.93 km (103.10 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 9 February 1936
Closed 25 December 2014
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WKH
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Newcastle
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle

Wickham railway station was located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It served the inner Newcastle suburb of Wickham opening on 9 February 1936.[1][2][3]

It closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to Hamilton to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail line.[4] A new Wickham Transport Interchange will be built to the west of Wickham station as the line's terminus, where it will connect with the light rail.[5][6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Wickham had two side platforms that could only accommodate four carriages. Passengers on longer trains were required to use the rear four carriages. It was serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services from Sydney to Newcastle[7] and Hunter line services from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[8][9]

In 2007, Platform 1 was extended at its eastern end to allow Stewart Avenue level crossing to remain open while trains were stopped at the station.[10]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle

Wickham Signal Box[edit]

Wickham Signal Box was situated at the Newcastle end of the station and controlled a short section between Hamilton and Newcastle, including Railway Street and Stewart Avenue level crossings. Built in 1966, it was attended continuously.[2]

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operated one route via Wickham railway station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wickham Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Wickham Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Station Names. Date of opening, closing and/or change of name. Public Transport Commission of New South Wales Administrative Branch (Archives Section) (3rd ed.). February 1979 [1965]. p. 15. 
  4. ^ Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
  5. ^ Wickham Transport Interchange Transport for NSW July 2014
  6. ^ Revitalisation of Newcastle CBD continues as Wickham interchange gets the green light Transport for NSW 14 November 2014
  7. ^ Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  8. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  9. ^ Wickham Station details Sydney Trains
  10. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office

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