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Hunter to Telarah and Dungog Line

HM2701 leads Hunter Diesel Multiple Unit railcars heading towards Telarah, approaching High Street, 8 April 2017.

Year Opened:

Honeysuckle (near Newcastle)–East Maitland (now Victoria Street) 1857; East Maitland (now Victoria Street)–West Maitland (now Maitland) 1858; West Maitland (now Maitland)–Dungog 1911



Newcastle Interchange, Hamilton, Waratah, Warabrook, Sandgate, Hexham, Tarro, Beresfield, Thornton, Metford, Victoria Street, East Maitland, High Street, Maitland, Telarah, Mindaribba, Paterson, Martins Creek, Hilldale, Wallarobba, Wirragulla, Dungog


Typical Journey Time:

41 minutes (Newcastle Interchange–Telarah); 81 minutes (Newcastle Interchange–Dungog)


Typical Peak Frequency:

20 minutes (Telarah); infrequent services (Dungog)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

30 minutes (Telarah); infrequent services (Dungog)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

60 minutes (Telarah); infrequent services (Dungog)

The Hunter region is north of Sydney. Hunter line trains operate from Newcastle Interchange, with most services terminating at Telarah. Between Waratah and Maitland two dedicated freight lines, referred to as the coal roads, are adjacent to the double-track line. North of Telarah the line is single track and is the beginning of the long-distance North Coast line. Dungog receives five services on weekdays and three on weekends. The Hunter line to Dungog is not electrified and services are operated by Hunter and Endeavour DMU railcars. Most services stop at all stations, with some running express between Warabrook and Beresfield.



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