Civic railway station was originally named Newcastle Railway Station and was opened 30 Mar 1857. It was then renamed Honeysuckle (9 Mar 1858) and renamed again to Honeysuckle point (1 Sep 1866). The station was closed in 1872 only to be reopened as its current name of Civic on 22 Dec 1935. Civic railway station is located in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on the Newcastle & Central Coast Line, and the Hunter Line.The station is a side station with two platforms. The station is served by intercity trains to Sydney, Maitland, Dungog and Scone.
To reduce delays to road traffic at the adjacent level crossing, the Newcastle bound platform was lengthened and the signal protecting the level crossing was relocated. Previously, the level crossing remained closed from when a train approached the platform, for the whole time that the train was stopped and until the train cleared the level crossing. As a result of this platform modification, the level crossing does not close until the train is ready to depart from the platform.