Wickham railway station was opened on 2 September 1936 and is located in Wickham, a suburb in the Newcastle area. The station is serviced by V set services to Central and Diesel railcar services to Maitland, Dungog/Scone
The station has two side platforms, only four carriages long. Passengers on longer trains are required to use the rear 4 cars.
The down (towards Central) platform is being extended towards Newcastle to allow the signals to be moved so that the Stewart Avenue level crossing at the end of the station is not required to be closed while trains are stopped in the station and allow better flowing traffic.
The station generally receives two Hunter line services (usually to and from Telarah) each way per hour, one Morisset local service each way per hour and one Sydney service each way per hour. Additional services operate during peak hour.