Central Coast & Newcastle Line

Entrance to Newcastle Interchange station, 24 January 2018.

Year Opened:

Hornsby–Hawkesbury River 1887; Hawkesbury River–Mullet Creek (near Wondabyne) 1889; Mullet Creek (near Wondabyne)–Gosford 1888; Gosford–Hamilton 1887; Hamilton–Newcastle 1857

 

Stations:

Cowan, Hawkesbury River, Wondabyne, Woy Woy, Koolewong, Tascott, Point Clare, Gosford, Narara, Niagara Park, Lisarow, Ourimbah, Tuggerah, Wyong, Warnervale, Wyee, Morisset, Dora Creek, Awaba, Fassifern, Booragul, Teralba, Cockle Creek, Cardiff, Kotara, Adamstown, Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Newcastle Interchange

 

Typical Journey Time:

88 minutes (Central–Gosford); 108 minutes (Central–Wyong); 175 minutes (Central–Newcastle Interchange); 154 minutes express (Central–Newcastle Interchange)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

7.5 minutes (Gosford); 20 minutes (Newcastle Interchange)

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

30 minutes (Gosford); 30 minutes (Newcastle Interchange)

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

30 minutes (Wyong); 60 minutes (Newcastle Interchange)

The Central Coast and Newcastle areas are north of Sydney. They are serviced by a line that is double track throughout. The line shares the Northern suburban line to Berowra. Most services on the Central Coast & Newcastle line travel to Hornsby via Strathfield before continuing north, but some services in peak hour operate via the North Shore line. The railway into Newcastle was closed in December 2014. A light rail line now connects Newcastle Interchange station with Newcastle. Most weekday services extend to Newcastle Interchange, with some peak services terminating at Gosford. Weekend services typically alternate between trains terminating at Wyong and trains extending to Newcastle Interchange. Trains on the Central Coast and Newcastle line are formed by V Sets and H Sets. Scenic views of the Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Water can be seen from the line between Hawkesbury River and Gosford. Some services operate between Gosford and Wyong or Gosford and Newcastle Interchange without running to or from Sydney.