Main North Line

The Main North line starts from Sydney and extends north to the Queensland border, at the town of Wallangarra.

It once was the main line to Queensland, with a break-of-gauge at the border. Now however, the North Coast Line provides a standard gauge line to Brisbane, and the Main North is closed just beyond Armidale.

The section from Sydney to Maitland forms part of the main northern trunk line, and carries all sorts of freight and passenger trains. From Maitland to Armidale, freight dominates, especially coal in rich Hunter Valley coal fields. Nevertheless, passenger trains do run all the way to Armidale.

The town of Werris Creek is a major rail location, where the north-west lines branch off.

Name Facility Status Opened Closed km Photos Links
icon Strathfield Station In Use 9-Jul-1876 - 11.810 3
icon North Strathfield Station In Use 9-Jun-1918 - 13.380 6
icon Concord West Station In Use 1-Sep-1887 - 14.540 2
icon Rhodes Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 16.580 3
icon Meadowbank Station In Use 1-Sep-1887 - 18.180 2
icon West Ryde Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 19.200 5
icon Denistone Station In Use 26-Sep-1937 - 20.160 7
icon Eastwood Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 21.390 2
icon Epping Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 23.390 11
icon Cheltenham Station In Use 10-Oct-1898 - 25.380 1
icon Beecroft Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 26.900 3
icon Pennant Hills Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 28.580 2
icon icon Thornleigh Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 29.430 6
icon icon Thornleigh Quarry Other Closed unknown unknown 7
icon Normanhurst Station In Use 21-Nov-1895 - 31.720 1
icon Hornsby Station In Use 17-Sep-1886 - 33.860 2
icon Asquith Station In Use 1-Nov-1915 - 35.690 1
icon Mount Colah Station In Use 1-Jul-1887 - 37.680 2
icon Mount Kuring-Gai Station In Use 5-Oct-1901 - 40.670 2
icon Berowra Station In Use 7-Apr-1887 - 44.660 5
icon Cowan Station In Use 1890 - 48.810 6
icon Boronia No 1 Tunnel Tunnel In Use 7-Apr-1887 - 50.750
icon Boronia No 2 Tunnel Tunnel In Use 7-Apr-1887 - 51.760
icon Boronia No 3 Tunnel Tunnel In Use 7-Apr-1887 - 54.530
icon Boronia No 4 Tunnel Tunnel In Use 7-Apr-1887 - 54.710
icon Boronia No 5 Tunnel Tunnel Closed 7-Apr-1887 1909 1
icon Hawkesbury River Station In Use 1870 - 57.400 5
icon Long Island Siding Closed 15-Aug-1887 1920 58.403
icon Long Island Tunnel (1st) Tunnel Closed 7-May-1889 1-Jul-1946
icon Long Island Tunnel Tunnel In Use 1-Jul-1946 - 58.610 1
icon Hawkesbury Bridge Platform Platform In Use unknown - 58.420
icon Mullet Creek Tunnel Tunnel In Use 1-May-1889 - 59.340
icon Wondabyne Station In Use 1-May-1889 - 65.150 1
icon Mullet Creek Dead End Closed 16-Jan-1888 11-Sep-1897 65.559
icon Woy Woy Tunnel Tunnel In Use 16-Jan-1888 - 67.060 1
icon Woy Woy Station In Use 1-Feb-1889 - 72.620 8
icon Koolewong Station In Use 29-Nov-1920 - 74.820 8
icon Tascott Station In Use Oct-1905 - 76.910 6
icon Point Clare Station In Use 28-Jun-1891 - 78.050 3
icon icon Gosford Racecourse Junction Junction Closed 7-Dec-1916 1980
icon icon Gosford Racecourse Station Closed 7-Dec-1916 25-Jul-1970 82.187
icon Gosford Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 80.910 11
icon Narara Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 84.600 7
icon Niagara Park Station In Use Oct-1902 - 86.190 6
icon Lisarow Station In Use 31-Oct-1892 - 87.730 7
icon Ourimbah Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 90.610 19
icon Ronkana Loop Closed 14-Oct-1908 29-May-1916 95.153 1
icon Tuggerah Station In Use 1890 - 98.540 4
icon Wyong Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 101.080 6
icon Warnervale Station In Use 2-Sep-1907 - 105.900 9
icon Woongarra Loop Closed 4-Jun-1906 17-Oct-1940 107.895
icon Wyee Station In Use 1-Aug-1892 - 114.860 5
icon Wyee (1st) Station Closed 15-Aug-1887 1-Feb-1896 115.268
icon Maikumba Loop Closed 3-Nov-1908 9-Oct-1911 118.800
icon icon Vales Point Junction Junction In Use 30-Sep-1980 - 119.230
icon icon Vales Point Coal Unloader Other In Use 30-Sep-1980 - 120.930
icon Morisset Station In Use 15-Aug-1998 - 123.330 6
icon Dora Creek Station In Use 16-Aug-1889 - 127.230 2
icon Hawkmount Loop Closed 30-Dec-1902 2-Jun-1924 131.759
icon icon Eraring Junction Junction In Use 29-Dec-1992 - 132.550
icon icon Eraring Coal Unloader Other In Use 29-Dec-1992 - 133.670
icon Awaba Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 137.310 6
icon Fassifern Station In Use 1888 - 142.310 6
icon Newstan South Junction Junction In Use unknown -
icon Newstan Junction Junction In Use unknown - 142.924
icon Booragul Station In Use 24-Oct-1926 - 146.390
icon Teralba Station In Use unknown - 147.570 1
icon Boolaroo Platform Closed 14-May-1942 unknown 149.306
icon Boolaroo Racecourse Unknown Closed 9-Oct-1902 14-May-1942 149.452
icon Jct (Cockle Creek) Junction Unknown unknown
icon Cockle Creek Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 150.630 1
icon icon Sulphide Junction Junction In Use unknown - 152.122
icon icon Sulphide Works Other In Use unknown -
icon Sulphide Junction Platform Platform Closed 9-Jun-1926 unknown 153.364
icon Cardiff Station In Use 14-Mar-1889 - 155.080
icon Tickhole Tunnel Tunnel In Use 5-Dec-1887 - 157.640
icon Kotara Station In Use 12-Nov-1924 - 158.920 1
icon Adamstown Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 161.120 6
icon Broadmeadow Station In Use 15-Aug-1887 - 162.940 8
icon icon Woodville Junction Junction In Use unknown - 163.385 2
icon icon Hamilton Junction Junction In Use unknown - 164.527
icon Islington Junction Junction In Use 10-Apr-1908 - 164.630 19
icon Islington West Junction Junction In Use 10-Apr-1908 -
icon Waratah Station In Use 9-Mar-1858 - 165.970
icon Hanbury Junction Junction Closed 3-Jan-1861 1960s 167.530
icon Warabrook Station In Use unknown - 168.690 10
icon Hanbury East Junction Junction In Use 30-Jan-1968 -
icon Hanbury West Junction Junction In Use 21-Mar-1984 -
icon Jct (Sandgate) Junction Closed unknown unknown 2
icon Sandgate Station In Use 1881 - 170.510 14
icon Hexham Station In Use 1-Aug-1871 - 175.530 5
icon Tarro Station In Use 5-Apr-1857 - 178.180 2
icon Beresfield Station In Use 31-Jul-1925 - 179.810
icon Thornton Station In Use 1-Aug-1871 - 182.190 1
icon Jct (Thornton) Junction In Use unknown - 182.500
icon Metford Station In Use unknown - 185.120 2
icon Victoria Street Station In Use 5-Apr-1857 - 187.920 2
icon East Maitland (2nd) Station Closed 27-Jul-1858 25-Mar-1879 188.730
icon East Maitland Station In Use unknown - 188.831 4
icon East Maitland (3rd) Station Closed 2-May-1864 unknown 189.097
icon High Street Station In Use 27-May-1856 - 191.410 1
icon Maitland Station In Use 1880 - 192.550 10
icon Maitland Junctions Junction In Use 26-Jul-1893 - 193.000 1
icon Farley Station Closed 2-Jul-1860 20-Sep-1975 195.700 2
icon Lochinvar Station In Use 2-Jul-1860 - 202.600 11
icon Allandale Station Closed 6-Sep-1869 7-Sep-1978 205.700
icon Greta Station In Use 6-Sep-1869 - 210.800 9
icon Whitburn Colliery Junction Junction Closed 9-Dec-1908 3-Oct-1957
icon Branxton Station In Use 24-Mar-1862 - 215.600 17
icon Pothana Loop Closed 13-Nov-1908 14-Nov-1950 220.158
icon Belford Station Closed 6-Sep-1869 19-Mar-1976 222.700 3
icon Minimbah Platform Closed 28-Aug-1898 unknown 226.095
icon Whittingham Station Closed 6-Sep-1869 unknown 233.999
icon icon Jct (Whittingham) Junction In Use 29-Mar-1978 -
icon icon icon Saxonvale Junction Junction In Use 31-Dec-1982 - 241.936
icon icon icon Saxonvale Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown - 249.250
icon icon Warkworth Coal Loader Colliery In Use unknown -
icon icon icon Jct (Mount Thorley) Junction In Use 1990s -
icon icon icon Wambo Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown -
icon icon Mount Thorley Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown - 244.400
icon Singleton Station In Use 7-May-1863 - 238.900 4
icon Bowmans Creek Unknown Closed 29-Nov-1893 unknown 243.040
icon Rixs Creek Unknown Closed 1885 Nov-1938 244.177
icon Padulla Loop Closed 11-Jun-1908 9-Dec-1952 245.887
icon icon Camberwell Junction Junction In Use 24-Mar-1991 - 246.930
icon icon Camberwell Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown -
icon icon Rixs Creek Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown -
icon Nundah Platform Closed 9-Dec-1952 29-Jun-1975 251.580
icon Glennies Creek Unknown Closed 19-May-1869 29-Jun-1975 253.700
icon icon Mount Owen Junction Junction In Use 20-Oct-1996 - 1
icon icon Mount Owen Coal Loader Other In Use unknown -
icon Ravensworth Station Closed 1-Jun-1869 11-Jan-1975 259.423
icon icon icon Newdell Junction Junction In Use unknown - 1
icon icon icon Ravensworth Coal Washery Other In Use unknown - 264.960
icon icon Liddell Unknown Closed 1879 unknown 265.911
icon icon Hunter Valley Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown - 2
icon icon Liddell Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown - 269.070
icon icon Newdell Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown - 267.748
icon icon Old Main North DE Dead End In Use unknown -
icon icon Old Main North DE (1966) Dead End Closed unknown unknown
icon icon Jct (Antiene) Junction Closed unknown unknown
icon icon Drayton Junction Junction In Use 6-Jun-1983 - 272.050
icon icon Drayton Coal Loader Other In Use unknown - 250.370
icon icon Mount Arthur Coal Loader Other In Use unknown - 279.200
icon Antiene Station Closed 5-Dec-1890 29-Jun-1975 273.900
icon Grasstree Loop Loop Closed 25-Jan-1904 18-Mar-1952 280.658
icon Grasstree Station Closed 9-Jul-1877 29-Jun-1975 281.200
icon icon St Heliers Junction In Use unknown - 283.990 2
icon icon Muswellbrook No 2 Colliery Unknown In Use unknown -
icon Muswellbrook Station In Use 19-May-1869 - 288.800 9
icon Koolbury Station Closed 13-Jan-1909 unknown 294.540
icon icon Dartbrook Junction Junction In Use 26-Jul-1995 - 296.700
icon icon Dartbrook Coal Loader Unknown In Use unknown -
icon Aberdeen Station In Use 20-Oct-1870 - 300.730 2
icon Togar Loop Unknown 30-Dec-1908 307.070
icon Scone Station In Use 17-Apr-1871 - 314.700 4
icon Parkville Station Closed 9-Jul-1877 unknown 321.917 2
icon Wingen Station Closed 1-Aug-1871 8-Mar-1975 331.450 3
icon Murrulla Station Unknown unknown 339.380
icon Blandford Station Closed 4-Apr-1872 unknown 345.680 6
icon Murrurundi Station In Use 4-Apr-1872 - 352.300 8
icon Temple Court Platform Closed 1878 20-Feb-1975 353.611
icon Pangela Loop Closed 5-Dec-1908 unknown 359.710 1
icon Ardglen Tunnel Tunnel In Use 13-Aug-1877 - 362.330 1
icon Ardglen Station Closed 13-Aug-1877 unknown 363.270 1
icon Kankool Station Closed 10-Feb-1909 unknown 368.300
icon Willow Tree Station In Use 13-Aug-1877 - 375.700 3
icon Braefield Station Closed 15-Aug-1878 unknown 386.010 2
icon Black Ridge Unknown Closed 17-Sep-1894 10-Dec-1894 388.676
icon Quirindi Station In Use 13-Aug-1877 - 392.700 9
icon Quipolly Station Closed 14-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1974 402.014 2
icon Jct (Werris Creek South) Junction In Use unknown - 1
icon Werris Creek Station In Use 14-Oct-1878 - 410.700 20
icon Warrigundi Unknown Closed 1886 28-Feb-1975 418.040
icon Currabubula Station Closed 14-Oct-1878 22-Oct-1985 424.510
icon Belgamba Unknown Closed 10-Oct-1937 16-Oct-1971 430.157
icon Duri Station Closed 10-Sep-1879 22-Oct-1985 436.280 3
icon Warral Station Closed 1-Nov-1910 20-Feb-1975 443.900 2
icon West Tamworth Station In Use 14-Oct-1878 - 452.700 9
icon Tamworth Station In Use 9-Jan-1882 - 455.100 6
icon Nemingah Station Closed 10-Aug-1896 29-Oct-1985 462.136
icon Tintinhull Unknown Closed 1885 11-Dec-1971 465.773
icon Kootingal Station In Use 9-Jan-1882 - 472.100 3
icon Limbri Loop Loop Closed 19-Dec-1921 29-May-1931 484.725
icon Limbri Station Closed 1885 unknown 484.915
icon Limbri Tunnel Tunnel In Use 2-Aug-1882 - 485.210
icon Danglemah Platform Closed Feb-1897 1-Oct-1985 495.400
icon Warrungen Loop Closed 19-Apr-1921 Jul-1962 504.679
icon Woolbrook Station Closed 2-Aug-1882 unknown 510.997
icon Walcha Road Station In Use 2-Aug-1882 - 517.900 7
icon Wollun Loop Loop Closed 23-Mar-1942 Jul-1962 529.909
icon Wollun Station Closed 1883 20-Feb-1975 530.789 1
icon Kentucky South Unknown Closed 18-Oct-1926 20-Feb-1975 536.438
icon Kentucky Station Closed 2-Aug-1882 unknown 540.425
icon Uralla Station In Use 2-Aug-1882 - 555.100 6
icon Kellys Plains Station Closed 3-Feb-1883 20-Feb-1975 571.300
icon Armidale Station In Use 3-Feb-1883 unknown 578.870 9
icon Dumaresq Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 16-Dec-1974 588.700 7
icon Exmouth Unknown Closed 1886 27-Mar-1976 600.080 1
icon Dundar Loop Closed 13-Apr-1942 20-Jan-1944 602.558
icon Black Mountain Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 unknown 611.930 7
icon Guyra Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 unknown 621.800 12
icon Llangothlin Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 20-Feb-1975 633.240 2
icon Ben Lomond Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 10-Dec-1985 645.867 5
icon Glencoe Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 29-Mar-1975 660.072
icon Stonehenge Station Closed 19-Aug-1884 20-Feb-1975 672.830 2
icon Glen Innes Station Re-used 19-Aug-1884 unknown 681.320 13
icon Yarraford Unknown Closed 1-Sep-1886 unknown 693.527
icon Dundee Station Closed 1-Sep-1886 27-Mar-1976 704.930 1
icon Deepwater Station Re-used 1-Sep-1886 unknown 718.431 10
icon Greenley Unknown Closed 13-Apr-1942 21-Jan-1944 729.200
icon Bolivia Station Closed 1-Sep-1886 10-Sep-1974 741.691 4
icon Sandy Flat Station Closed 1-Sep-1886 20-Feb-1975 751.150 1
icon Bluff River Loop Loop Closed 8-Jul-1940 24-Jul-1956 753.049
icon Bluff Rock Loop Closed 1889 20-Feb-1975 759.620
icon Bungulla Unknown Closed 9-Dec-1891 20-Feb-1975 765.910 1
icon Tenterfield Station Re-used 1-Sep-1886 773.866 33 1
icon Sunnyside Station Closed 16-Jan-1888 12-May-1973 783.957 8
icon Wallangarra Station Re-used 16-Jan-1888 unknown 792.781 17