Wondabyne railway station

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Wondabyne
Wondabyne railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2 in December 2007
LocationMullet Creek, Wondabyne
Australia
Coordinates33°29′32″S 151°15′25″E / 33.492175°S 151.256944°E / -33.492175; 151.256944Coordinates: 33°29′32″S 151°15′25″E / 33.492175°S 151.256944°E / -33.492175; 151.256944
Elevation5
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance65.15 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeWDB
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened1 May 1889
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013)10 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank286
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Wondabyne railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the southern Central Coast area known as Wondabyne and opened on 1 May 1889.[2] It is the only station in Australia that does not have road access[3].

Wondabyne has a quarry that is used intermittently and several houses which can only be accessed by boat from a jetty next to the station. As Wondabyne is a request stop, not all trains stop there.

Wondabyne Station is mainly used by bushwalkers on the Great North Walk and the homeowners who live on the other side of Mullet Creek which is a tributary of the Hawkesbury River.

History[edit]

Wondabyne station was constructed with the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge. Before the bridge opened, and after Woy Woy Tunnel was opened, railway traffic took a ferry from Mullet Creek railway station (1888-1897), 400 metres north of Wondabyne station.

Platforms and services[edit]

Wondabyne has two side platforms and despite the station's short length - less than one carriage long - it is fully equipped with an Opal card reader[3], announcements of approaching trains, security cameras, printed timetables and other posters relevant to the railways. The platforms are classified as SP1r (Alight from last car's rear door).

Wondabyne is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle.[4] It is a request stop with passengers required to notify the guard if they wish to alight and wave at the driver if they want to board. In both cases the rear door of the rear carriage corresponds with the platform.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Services to Sydney Central Request stop[4]
2 Services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle Request stop[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Wondabyne Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b Richard Noone (13 April 2015). "Wondabyne NSW: The only train station in Australia inaccessible by road". The Daily Telegraph.
  4. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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