Hamilton railway station, New South Wales

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Hamilton station level.jpg
Station looking east from Platform 2 in November 2007
Location Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Coordinates 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555Coordinates: 32°55′07″S 151°44′55″E / 32.918494°S 151.748555°E / -32.918494; 151.748555
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Newcastle
Distance 164.63 km (102.30 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HAM
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 1872
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

Hamilton railway station is located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales. It serves the inner Newcastle suburb of Hamilton.

On 5 January 2015, Hamilton became the interim terminus for NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle and Hunter line services following the partial closure of the Newcastle line. It fulfilled this role until Newcastle Interchange opened on 15 October 2017.[1][2][3][4][5]


View looking west in 1906

Hamilton station opened in 1872,[6] the Platform 1 building was built circa 1875, the Platform 2 building in 1898.[7]

In 2007, Platform 1 was extended eastwards to accommodate eight carriages and allow Beaumont Street level crossing to remain open while trains are at the station;[8] in January 2015, Platform 2 was extended eastwards to accommodate eight carriages.

As part of the works to relocate the line's terminus to Newcastle Interchange, stabling sidings are to be laid behind Platform 2 on the site of the former goods yard.[7][1]

Platforms & services[edit]

Hamilton has two side platforms, it is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services to and from Sydney Central[9] and Hunter railway line services to and from Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[10]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
Services to Wyong, Gosford & Sydney Central [9]
Services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone [10]
services to Newcastle [9]
services to Newcastle [10]

Hamilton Junction Signal Box[edit]

Hamilton Junction signal box in November 2011

Hamilton Junction Signal Box is separated from Hamilton station by Beaumont Street level crossing, the Victorian signal box was built in 1897 by McKenzie & Holland, making it one of the oldest surviving mechanical signal boxes in Australia, and also one of the busiest. Originally fitted with a McKenzie & Holland mechanical lever frame, it now has a 56 lever tappet frame designed by Cyril Byles, the British born New South Wales Government Railways signal engineer and manufactured in Sydney in the former NSWGR Interlocking Workshops. Formerly a much busier location, this signal box once had control of multiple lines, sidings and a short branch for the Vacuum Oil Company, after rationalisation in the 1980s and 1990s, the signal box now controls Hamilton Junction, Beaumont Street level crossing and entry to and exit from sidings used for storing track maintenance vehicles.

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Transport operates one route to and from Hamilton station:


  1. ^ a b Wickham Transport Interchange Transport for NSW July 2014
  2. ^ Revitalisation of Newcastle CBD continues as Wickham interchange gets the green light Transport for NSW 14 November 2014
  3. ^ Tender awarded to design and construct new Wickham interchange Transport for NSW 18 December 2014
  4. ^ Revitalising Newcastle: Hamilton Station re-opens today Transport for NSW 5 January 2015
  5. ^ Newcastle Interchange Transport for New South Wales
  6. ^ Hamilton Station NSWrail.net
  7. ^ a b Hamilton Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  8. ^ Newcastle Rail Corridor Upgrade Projects NSW Premier's Office
  9. ^ a b c "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  10. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  11. ^ "Route 201 timetable" (PDF). Newcastle Buses. 30 November 2008 [Reprinted October 2010]. 

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