Gunnedah railway station

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Gunnedah
Location Railway Avenue, Gunnedah
Coordinates 30°58′46″S 150°14′53″E / 30.9794°S 150.2480°E / -30.9794; 150.2480
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Mungindi
Distance 475.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GUH
History
Opened 11 September 1879
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Moree
NSW TrainLink North Western
towards Sydney

Gunnedah railway station is located on the Mungindi line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Gunnedah. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

History

The station opened on 11 September 1879 when the line was extended from Breeza. It served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Boggabri on 11 July 1882.[2][3]

The original station building was replaced by the current structure in 1915. The station has one platform and a passing loop.[3]

Services

Gunnedah is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Northern Tablelands Xplorer service operating between Moree and Sydney.[4]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central & Moree

Description

The station complex consists of a type 11 brick station building of an initial side platform design with unusual brackets to its awning, and an associated loading bank.[1]

Heritage listing

The station building is unique as it was built during a period where country stations were generally simple in design. This is a large structure with an unusually large cantilevered awning to the platform. It is a well-proportioned substantial brick building and although modest in detail, it is an imposing structure for its time. It is unusual in that it exhibits Edwardian elements such as the curved window heads and A/C shingle roof. The building adds to the historic fabric of the town presenting an elegant facade to the street while presenting an unusually large awning to the platform side. It is one of the few surviving substantial railway buildings in the north-west of the State.[1]

Gunnedah railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.[1]

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gunnedah Railway Station group, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01160". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ Gunnedah Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ a b Gunnedah Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.

Attribution

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article contains material from Gunnedah Railway Station group, entry number 01160 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.

External Links

  • Gunedah station details Transport for New South Wales
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