Thornton railway station, New South Wales

Thornton railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves Thornton in the eastern suburbs of Maitland opening in 1913.[2]

Westbound view in August 2006
LocationKaruah Street, Thornton
Coordinates32°47′01″S 151°38′23″E
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance182.19 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTHO
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened10 February 1913
Previous namesWoodford
Passengers (2013)250 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line

The original station opened on 1 August 1871 as Woodford and was renamed in 1887 to avoid confusion with Woodford station in the Blue Mountains.[3][4] The line from Tarro was duplicated in 1880 and quadrupled in February 1913 when the current station opened.[2]

To the south-west of the station, the Bloomfield Colliery branches off.

Platforms & services

Thornton has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Newcastle [5]
2 services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone [5]

Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes to and from Thornton station:


  1. Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. Thornton Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. "The Great Northern Railway, Newcastle to Maitland 150 years on" Australian Railway History March 2007
  4. Thornton Station
  5. "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. "Hunter Valley Buses route 182". Transport for NSW.
  7. "Hunter Valley Buses route 189". Transport for NSW.
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