Train Network

Maitland to Newcastle Beach 35 minutes
Newcastle to Sydney 120/60 minutes

Two hours from Sydney, the Newcastle and Hunter region is home to beautiful beaches and Australia’s oldest wine region. Major towns include Newcastle, Port Stephens, Taree and towns in the Hunter Valley including Maitland, Cessnock and Scone.

Train Network Upgrade

TRAINS between Sydney and Newcastle could be an hour faster if a business case the federal government has pledged to help pay for pans out.

The state government has won a share of $20 million in federal funding to help them investigate improvements to the link between the Hunter and the state’s capital. It is one of three rail projects from around the country chosen to be analyzed in greater detail by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.