Adamstown Railway Station



Number of Platforms

2 in use, 3 altogether

Platform Arrangements

3 side

Newcastle and Central Coast Railway Line Belmont Railway Line
V - E - T - D
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Belmont Railway Line
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Adamstown Railway Station is located in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia serving the suburb of Adamstown on the Newcastle & Central Coast Line of the CityRail intercity network. The station has two platforms in use, plus a third on a disconnected relief line. The station opened on 15 August 1887. The station is served by intercity trains to Sydney and local trains to Morisset. The station itself has a short platform, thus passengers on 6 or 8-car trains are asked to use the last 4 carriages. The station has one service to Newcastle and one service to Sydney every hour, during the off peak period on weekdays, on weekends the servicing is limited to one in each direction every 2 hours. The level crossing at the northern end of the station has been planned for replacement with an overpass for decades and has been the scene of pedestrian fatalities.


Platform Line Stopping Pattern Notes
CR Plat 1
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Services to Gosford and Central (via Strathfield)
CR Plat 2
Central Coast & Newcastle Line Services to Newcastle Interchange
CR Plat 3
Belmont Line Services to Belmont Disused

Disused Lines and PlatformsEdit

The branch line to Belmont, which has recently been partly redeveloped as a cycleway called The Fernleigh Track, used to branch off the eastern side of the main line south of the station. Remnants of the line remain visible including a level crossing on Park Avenue. The eastern side of the island platform and the side platform on the eastern side of the lines are in use. The western side of the island platform used to be used as a relief and was the main route for coal trains from the Belmont line. Later rationalisation of lines to narrow the level crossing on the northern side of the station saw the complete removal of the western line across the level crossing and through the station. The northern end of the relief remains today as a dead end. More recently, wheelchair ramps have been constructed for access to the platforms. The western wheelchair ramp, which is accessed from the level crossing, has been built over part of the former western line.


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Newcastle and Central Coast Line