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Wondabyne railway station

Coordinates: 33°29′32″S 151°15′25″E / 33.492175°S 151.256944°E / -33.492175; 151.256944
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Northbound view from Platform 2 in November 2022
General information
LocationMullet Creek, Wondabyne
Coordinates33°29′32″S 151°15′25″E / 33.492175°S 151.256944°E / -33.492175; 151.256944
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance65.15 km (40.48 mi) from Sydney Central
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeWDB
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened1 May 1889; 135 years ago (1889-05-01)
  • 8,490 (year)
  • 23 (daily)[1] (NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station NSW TrainLink Following station
Woy Woy Central Coast & Newcastle Line Hawkesbury River
towards Central

Wondabyne railway station is a request stop 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.[3] It is the only station in Australia that does not have road access.[4]

Wondabyne station is mainly used by trail goers 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. It a favoured spot of trainspotters.[5] The area has a quarry that is used intermittently and several houses which can only be accessed by boat from a jetty next to the station.


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.

Originally known as Mullet Creek for its nearby creek, Wondabyne station was built for its development of quarry. It was renamed to Hawkesbury Cabin in 1889 and Wondabyne in 1891 after Mt. Wondabyne close to the railway station across the bay.

Wondabyne was also renowned for its maritime transport industry. Along its creek are squatter houses which housed fishermen; the area is still used for recreational fishing. Wondabyne was once a busy area and had a pub called The Centennial, which closed in 1891 shortly after the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge was opened. There were also steamboat services, which took passengers from Wondabyne station along the Hawkesbury River to Brooklyn.

In April 1939, Wondabyne station was relocated to the current site.

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,[4] 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).

This station is one example of train stations that uses selective door operation.

Wondabyne is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle.[6] 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[6]
2 Services to Gosford, Wyong & Newcastle Request stop[6]


  1. ^ This figure is the number of entries and exits of a year combined averaged to a day.
  2. ^ "Train Station Monthly Usage". Open Data. Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  3. ^ Wondabyne Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ a b Richard Noone (13 April 2015). "Wondabyne NSW: The only train station in Australia inaccessible by road". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney.
  5. ^ Thorpe, Will (21 May 2024). "Onlookers dazzled by newfangled iron horse". Honi Soit. Retrieved 21 May 2024.
  6. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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