Cockle Creek railway station


Cockle Creek railway station
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Cockle Creek
Newcastle & Central Coast Line
Station code CKK
Suburb Boolaroo
Street(s) Lake Road
Distance from Central Station 150.63 km
Altitude (above sea level)  ? m
Types of stopping trains Intercity
Suburban/Local
Number of platforms 2
Number of tracks 2
Platform arrangement 2 Sides
Type of station Ground
Ticket barriers No
Transfers available Bus
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access No
Station facilities Link

Cockle Creek is a railway station located at Boolaroo, New South Wales, Australia, and south of Newcastle, on the Main North railway line.[1] The station has two platforms. The station is served by intercity trains to Sydney and local trains to Morrisset of CityRail's Newcastle and Central Coast Line service.

The privately-owned Caledonian Collieries Ltd., railway line to West Wallsend, Seahampton, Killingworth, Barnsley and the now vanished town of Fairley, joined the government line at Cockle Creek. This line carried mixed traffic, including passenger and freight trains, but was largely used for coal traffic until the last working mine, West Wallsend Extended Colliery at Killingworth was closed during the industry slump in 1962.

An island platform at Cockle Creek railway station (today only one side serves the down main line) served this line and the remnants of the old bridge which carried it can still be seen, to the north of the present main-line steel bridge erected about 1950.

In 1922, its stationmaster, Walter Skelton was elected as a member for Newcastle in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for one term.[2]

Platforms and services

Platform Line Stopping Pattern Notes
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Newcastle & Central Coast Line local services to Morisset and intercity services to Gosford, Hornsby and Central (via Strathfield)
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Newcastle & Central Coast Line local services and intercity services to Newcastle

Transport links

Newcastle Buses runs one route via Cockle Creek railway station:

Toronto Bus Services runs two routes via Cockle Creek railway station:

  • Route 270 - Between Industries and Toronto West.
  • Route 271 - Between Glendale Super Centre and Toronto West.

References

Preceding station   CityRail   Following station
towards Newcastle
Newcastle and Central Coast Line
towards Central

Coordinates: 32°56′34″S 151°37′25″E / 32.9427°S 151.6237°E / -32.9427; 151.6237


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