Famous for its level crossing, Adamstown is the gatekeeper of inner Newcastle, but remarkably quiet and relaxed.
Adamstown is bordered by Merewether and Broadmeadow on the eastern side, while New Lambton and Kotara border the western side. A train line splits Adamstown and New Lambton, which is where Adamstown train station can be found. The suburb is approximately five kilometres from Newcastle CBD.
Adamstown was established in 1869. Affordable residential lots drew a lot of settlers to the area and by 1891 the population was over 2000. Later the rail line would bring even more people to the area. Adamstown is most well-known for the Adamstown gates, a level train crossing at the end of Glebe Road and the start of St James Road. Most locals accept getting stuck at the gates as a regular occurrence.