Broadmeadow railway station

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Broadmeadow
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Northbound view in May 2007
LocationGraham Road, Broadmeadow
Australia
Coordinates 32°55′23″S151°44′04″E / 32.92316°S 151.734542°E / -32.92316; 151.734542 Coordinates: 32°55′23″S151°44′04″E / 32.92316°S 151.734542°E / -32.92316; 151.734542
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance162.94 km (101.25 mi) from Central
Platforms3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks4
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Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code BMD
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened15 August 1887
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2013920 (daily) [1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank161
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Hamilton Central Coast & Newcastle Line Adamstown
toward Central
Maitland
toward Grafton, Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast Line Fassifern
toward Sydney
Maitland
toward Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western Line

Broadmeadow railway station is a major regional interchange located on the Main North Line. The station itself serves the Newcastle suburb of Broadmeadow. The station was first opened on 15 August 1887.

Contents

The island platform was accessed by a level crossing at the station's northern end until replaced by an underpass on 2 March 1973 opened by Minister for Transport Milton Morris. [2] The station was upgraded to wheelchair accessibility in July 2017. [3]

Following the electrification of the line from Wyong in June 1984, passenger trains including the Brisbane Limited , Gold Coast Motorail , Grafton Express , North Coast Daylight Express , North Coast Overnight Express , Northern Mail and Northern Tablelands Express changed from electric to diesel traction at Broadmeadow.

Platforms & services

Broadmeadow has three platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services travelling from Sydney Central to Newcastle. [4]

It is also serviced by NSW TrainLink Xplorer and XPT long-distance services from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Grafton, Casino and Brisbane, [5] [6] as well as daily coach services to Taree. [6] These coach services are operated by Busways as routes 150 [7] and 151. [8]

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1
CCN
services to Gosford & Sydney Central [4]
services to Sydney Central [6]
services to Sydney Central [5]
2
CCN
services to Newcastle [4]
3services to Grafton, Casino & Brisbane [6]
services to Armidale/Moree [5]

Track Layout

Track layout
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To Woodville Junction and Hamilton

Newcastle Transport operates four routes via Broadmeadow station:

Signal boxes

The Australian Rail Track Corporation's Broadmeadow Centralised Traffic Control centre for the northern half of the state including the North Coast line to Brisbane, is located just south of the station, as is Transport Asset Holding Entity's Broadmeadow signal box which controls the Broadmeadow to Eraring section of the Main Northern line.

Yard

South of the station lies the extensive Broadmeadow yard. NSW TrainLink have a depot that maintains its Endeavour and Hunter railcar fleet. The former Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot is used to house preserved rolling stock.

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References

  1. Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. "20 Years Ago" Railway Digest March 1993 page 114
  3. http://revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au/what-we-are-doing/broadmeadow-station-upgrade/
  4. 1 2 3 "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  5. 1 2 3 "North West timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  6. 1 2 3 4 "North Coast timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  7. "Busways route 150". Transport for NSW.
  8. "Busways route 151". Transport for NSW.
  9. "Newcastle Transport route 21". Transport for NSW.
  10. "Newcastle Transport route 25". Transport for NSW.
  11. "Newcastle Transport route 27". Transport for NSW.
  12. "Newcastle Transport route 28". Transport for NSW.