Wickham railway station
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2013
|Location||Beresford Street, Wickham
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||165.93 kilometres from Central|
|Fare zone||MyZone 3|
|Opened||9 February 1936|
|Closed||25 December 2014|
It closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to Hamilton to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail line. 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.
Platforms & services
Wickham had two side platforms that could only accommodate four carriages. It was serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle and Hunter Line services from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.
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.
|1||services to Newcastle|||
|services to Newcastle|||
|2||services to Gosford & Sydney Central|||
|services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone|||
Wickham Signal Box
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.
- Wickham Station NSWrail.net
- Wickham Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
- 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 . p. 15.
- Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
- Wickham Transport Interchange Transport for NSW July 2014
- Revitalisation of Newcastle CBD continues as Wickham interchange gets the green light Transport for NSW 14 November 2014
- Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
- Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office