North Coast railway line, New South Wales

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North Coast Line
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Grafton Bridge opened over the
Clarence River in 1932
Overview
StatusOpen
Owner New South Wales Government Railways (1905-15)
Department of Railways (1915-72)
Public Transport Commission (1972-80)
State Rail Authority (1980-2003)
RailCorp (2003-2020)
Transport Asset Holding Entity (2020-present)
Locale Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales
Termini Maitland
Brisbane Roma Street
Service
Type Heavy rail
History
Opened6 November 1905 (1905-11-06)
Technical
Line length795 km (494 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

Contents

Showing distance in km from Central station, Sydney
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193
Maitland (Arrow Blue Left 001.svg Main North line Arrow Blue Right 001.svg)
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195
Telarah
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Walka Water Works
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199
Oakhampton
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Hunter River
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203
Mindaribba
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Ardrie
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213
Paterson
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Rail Motor Society
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Paterson River
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219
Martins Creek
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Martins Creek quarry
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Barokee
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226
Hilldale
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Wallarobba Tunnel
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232
Wallarobba
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238
Wirragulla
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245
Dungog
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Williams River
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Dingadee
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254
Monkerai
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Monkerai Tunnel
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Nooroo
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267
Stroud Road
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278
Weismantels
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283
Wards River
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291
Craven
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Stratford colliery
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295
Stratford
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Avon River
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302
Berrico
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309
Gloucester
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Avon River
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316
Yumbunga
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Bulliac Tunnel
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324
Bulliac
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334
Bundook
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339
Somerset
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Manning River Bridge
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342
Mount George
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Charity Creek
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353
Kimbriki
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355
Karaak Flat
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360
Killawarra
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367
Wingham
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Kolodong
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379
Taree
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387
Kundle Kundle
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392
Melinga
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403
Coopernook
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Moorland
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418
Johns River
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Batar
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433
Kendall
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439
Herons Creek
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446
Kerrewong
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Kerrewong Tunnel
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455
Wauchope
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Hastings River
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463
Pembroke
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Wilson River
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472
Telegraph Point
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483
Mingaletta
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487
Kundabung
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Macleay River Bridge
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504
Kempsey
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515
Colombatti
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520
Tamban
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535
Eungai
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544
Warrell Creek
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552
Macksville
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Nambucca River
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557
Wirrimbi
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Newee Creek
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565
Nambucca Heads
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Peterkins School Platform
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581
Urunga
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Kalang River
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586
Raleigh
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Bellinger River
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588
Repton
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Repton Tunnel
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Archville
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596
Bonville
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601
Sawtell
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607
Boambee Beach
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608
Coffs Harbour
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Red Hill No.1 Tunnel
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Red Hill No.2 Tunnel
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Red Hill No.3 Tunnel
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Red Hill No.4 Tunnel
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Red Hill No.5 Tunnel
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620
Landrigans
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623
Karangi
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628
Coramba
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633
Mellelea
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640
Nana Glen
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(Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Dorrigo line)
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652
Glenreagh
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664
Kungala
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673
Lanitza
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683
Braunstone
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696
Grafton
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Clarence River
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699
Old Grafton
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706
Koolkhan
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714
Kirran
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717
Warragai Creek
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728
Gurranang
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739
Lawrance Road
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743
Banyabba
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757
Camira Creek
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Myrtle Creek
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776
Rappville
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Coombell
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794
Leeville
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South Casino
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805
Casino
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Old Casino railway station
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Nammoona
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816
Fairy Hill
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Backmede
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Baraimol
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Kyogle
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838
Kyogle North
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Kilgra
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Hermits Peak
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847
Wiangaree
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The Cape
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853
The Risk
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Mount Lion
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863
Loadstone
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Treberth
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Cougal
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Cougal Spiral No.2 Tunnel
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Cougal Spiral No.1 Tunnel
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875
Border Loop
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Border Tunnel
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876
Queensland border
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888
Glenapp
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897
Dulbolla
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Logan River
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909
Tamrookum
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931
Bromelton
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938
Kagaru
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957
Greenbank
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972
Acacia Ridge freight terminal
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Pradella Sidings
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Queensland Rail Tennyson line
(3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge)
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979
Clapham freight terminal
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Fisherman Islands line
to Port of Brisbane
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984
Park Road sidings
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Vulture Street tunnel
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986
South Brisbane station
(terminus 1930-1986)
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Brisbane River (Merivale Bridge)
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Pacific Motorway
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988
Brisbane Roma Street

The North Coast Line is the primary rail route in the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales, Australia, and forms a major part of the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor.

The line begins at Maitland and ends at Roma Street railway station in Brisbane, although freight services terminate at the yard at Acacia Ridge on the outskirts of Brisbane. Along the way, the railway passes through the towns of Dungog, Gloucester, Wingham, Taree, Kendall, Wauchope, Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads, Urunga, Sawtell, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Casino and Kyogle. After the standard gauge line ends at Acacia Ridge, it forms a dual gauge line into Brisbane, running alongside parts of the Beenleigh railway line.

Since the Main Northern Line was closed north of Armidale in 1988, the North Coast line is now the only route between Sydney and Queensland. With the closure of former branches to Dorrigo (1972) and Murwillumbah (2004) there are no operating branches off the line.

The Bonalbo branch from Casino was stillborn, with partial construction left incomplete.

At the NSW/Queensland border is a long tunnel called Border Tunnel. Immediately south of it was Border Loop, a short crossing loop, which is now closed. About one kilometre south of that is the Cougal Spiral. These two locations are often confused.

The line is owned by RailCorp but leased to the Australian Rail Track Corporation until 2064. [1] [2] [3]

History

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Paterson bridge under construction in 1910
Official opening of the Kyogle Interstate Railway Line by Mrs AE Moore, wife of Queensland Premier at South Brisbane StateLibQld 1 108416 Official opening of the Kyogle Railway Line at South Brisbane, 1930.jpg
Official opening of the Kyogle Interstate Railway Line by Mrs AE Moore, wife of Queensland Premier at South Brisbane

The first North Coast railway was opened between Murwillumbah, Byron Bay and Lismore in 1894 and extended to Casino in 1903 and Grafton in 1905. A branch line was built to Kyogle in 1910 and extended to South Brisbane in 1930.

The line was built between 1905 and 1932, and when completed, bypassed the Main North line and provided a quicker route up the eastern seaboard. The development of the line was hampered by the many large rivers that flow through the North Coast. The line also features the Cougal Spiral, which is one of only two spirals in New South Wales.

A railway was built from Maitland to Paterson and Dungog in 1911. It was extended to Gloucester and Taree in 1913 and Wauchope, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Glenreagh and South Grafton (now Grafton station) in 1915. [4]

The Clarence River was the most difficult river to cross and it was not crossed until 1932. [4] [5] In the meantime services were connected by rail ferry that carried the carriages across the river. The opening of the Grafton Bridge in 1932 completed the Sydney – Brisbane line as the first standard gauge inter-capital link.

The completion of the Sydney–Brisbane link saw the Casino–Murwillumbah line become a branch line. [6] In 1930 a branch line had been added to Ballina but this closed in 1949. [7] The Murwillumbah branch closed in 2004.

A picturesque branch was opened from Glenreagh to Dorrigo in 1924, but was difficult to maintain due to the steep terrain and high rainfall and it was closed in 1972 after a washaway. [8] The Glenreagh to Ulong section is proposed for reopening as a heritage tourist railway by the Glenreagh Mountain Railway. The Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum is also being set up in Dorrigo as a museum and working exhibit.

Passenger services

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An XPT at Sydney's Central Station
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Line at Bundook, near Gloucester
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Kendall station in January 2008

Current services

NSW TrainLink operates three daily XPT services from Sydney terminating at Grafton, Casino and Brisbane. [9]

Historical services

The premier trains on the North Coast line were the two daily services to Brisbane, the Brisbane Limited and the Brisbane Express. The Limited was the fastest service, stopping only at major stations, while the Express operated as a sweeper service stopping at most stations north of Grafton and provided connections to services on the Murwillumbah branch. [10] Air-conditioned Sleeping cars had operated on the Brisbane Limited from 1960. In April 1973 the Brisbane Express was withdrawn and replaced by the Gold Coast Motorail , operating to Murwillumbah. The North Coast Daylight Express and North Coast Mail operated to Grafton until they were both replaced in 1985 by a single Holiday Coast XPT train. Following the Booz Allen Hamilton review of 1989 which recommended severe rationalisation of country rail services, the Brisbane and Murwillumbah services were converted to XPT operation in February 1990, and a locomotive hauled Grafton Express service to Grafton introduced in June 1990. [11] In November 1993 the Grafton Express was also converted to XPT operation. [12]

Freight services

When the Main North Line was closed north of Armidale in 1988, super-freighters to Brisbane began using the North Coast Line, operated by the State Rail Authority, then National Rail. Today, freight services on the North Coast Line are operated by Pacific National and SCT Logistics. These superfreighters do not serve any of the towns they pass through - in the government railways era, there would be regular freight services to towns such as Kempsey, Grafton and Casino.

The only freight train that regularly services the North Coast Line is a cement and sugar train for Grafton, Operated by Pacific National.

Improvement Works

The North Coast Line has significant curvature, equivalent to turning through 150 circles – 75.5 to the right and 74.5 to the left heading north, the difference of one circle due to the Cougal Spiral in the Border Ranges. Of course the curves are unevenly distributed meaning that maximum speeds change hundreds of times usually within the range of 60 km/hr and 115 km/hr for freight trains.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has recently resleepered the track with concrete sleepers, upgraded the signals and installed new loops to increase efficiency. In mid-2011 they eased about 58 sections of curves on the line, increasing line speed for the XPT and freight trains. The curve easing was done without land purchases, so the track changes would be minor, staying within the existing corridor.

Location list

This is a list of all the locations and crossing loops on the North Coast line.

Locationkm from SydneySignal Prefix
Telarah 194.5MD
Mindaribba 203.502
Paterson 213.203
Martins Creek 218.504
Kilbride223.505
Hilldale 226.2
Wallarobba 231.7
Wallarobba Loop234.006
Wirragulla 238.0
Dungog 245.207
North Dungog247.207
Monkerai254.008
Stroud Road 266.509
Duralie272.809
Weismantels278.1
South Craven290.511
North Craven292.511
Berrico301.912
Gloucester 309.313
Yumbunga (closed)316.414
Bulliac324.115
Bundook334.416
Mount George342.117
Kimbriki (closed)353.218
Killawarra360.319
Wingham 367.120
Taree 378.621
Melinga392.322
Coopernook 403.623
Johns River417.724
Kendall 433.025
Kerewong445.826
Wauchope 455.027
Telegraph Point 472.528
Kundabung 487.229
Kempsey 503.530
Collombatti
Tamban520.631
Barraganyatti
Eungai 534.632
Warrell Creek
Macksville 552.4
Nambucca Heads 565.134
Urunga 580.9
Raleigh 586.535
Bonville 596.536
Sawtell 600.7
Boambee Beach606.837
Coffs Harbour 608.137
Landrigans619.638
Coramba 628.039
Nana Glen 640.340
Glenreagh 651.941
Kungala 664.342
Braunstone 683.343
Grafton 695.744
Old Grafton 698.845
Koolkhan706.8
Kyarran713.646
Lawrence Road738.747
Camira Creek
Rappville776.250
Leeville (closed)793.751
Casino 805.152
Nammoona810.1CO
Kyogle 833.8
Kyogle Loop837.1KE
Loadstone863.5LE
Border Loop (or Cougal Spiral)875.1 [13]
NSW/Queensland Border876.0
Glenapp887.6GP
Tamrookum909.3TM
Bromelton 931.7BN
Greenbank955.6GK
Acacia Ridge AR
Salisbury Junction975.976SY
Clapham LoopCM
Yeerongpilly YY
Dutton Park JunctionDP
South Brisbane SB
Roma Street RS

See also

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Casino railway station

Casino railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the North Coast line in New South Wales, Australia. Opening on 22 September 1930, it serves the town of Casino in the Richmond Valley Shire. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Grafton railway station is a railway station on the North Coast line in South Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Grafton, opening on 12 October 1915 as South Grafton when the line opened from Glenreagh. It was renamed Grafton City on 1 October 1976 when the original Grafton station north of the Clarence River closed. Since 2005, it has again been known as Grafton Station.

Byron Bay railway station

Byron Bay railway station is a former railway station located on the Murwillumbah line in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. It opened on 15 May 1894 and closed on 16 May 2004, when the line from Casino was closed. The station complex was built from 1894 to 1913. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Murwillumbah railway station

The Murwillumbah railway station is a heritage-listed former terminus railway station located on the Murwillumbah line in South Murwillumbah, in the Tweed Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The former railway station is also known as the Murwillumbah Railway Station and yard group. The station opened on 24 December 1894 and closed on 16 May 2004 when the line from Casino was closed. The station was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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Wauchope railway station is located on the North Coast line, in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Wauchope, opening on 12 April 1915 when the line was extended from Taree. It was the terminus of the line until it was extended to Kempsey on 3 December 1917. The present station building was erected in 1990.

Eungai railway station

Eungai railway station is located on the North Coast line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Eungai, opening on 1 July 1919 when the line was extended from Kempsey to Macksville. Opposite the station lies a passing loop. It was extended to 1.5 kilometres in January 1996.

Macksville railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the North Coast line in Macksville, Nambucca Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The station serves the town of Macksville, and opened on 1 July 1919 when the line was extended from Kempsey. The station is also known as Macksville Railway Station group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Mullumbimby railway station

Mullumbimby railway station was a station on the Murwillumbah line opening on 15 May 1894. It closed on 16 May 2004 when the line from Casino was closed.

References

  1. Memorandum between The Commonwealth of Australia & The State of New South Wales & Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited Archived 11 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Australian Rail Track Corporation
  2. The Agreement in Summary Australian Rail Track Corporation
  3. Annual Report 30 June 2004 Archived 11 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Australian Rail Track Corporation
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  5. "Crossing the Clarence" Roundhouse July 1982 pages 4-23
  6. "Murwillumbah Branch". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 21 November 2006.
  7. "Ballina Branch". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 21 November 2006.
  8. "Dorrigo Branch". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 21 November 2006.
  9. "North Coast timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  10. Milne, R. The last days of the Brisbane Express and the Brisbane Limited. Bulletin, ARHS. Vol 49, no 724. Feb 1998.
  11. "An Obituary to the Grafton Express" Railway Digest January 1994
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  13. "Border Loop railway formation and landscape". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01027. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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