Albury railway station
|Address||Station Place, Albury
New South Wales, Australia
|Line(s)||Main Southern line|
|Distance||642.40 km (399.17 mi) from Central|
|Platforms||1 side platform
Albury railway station is the station serving the New South Wales border town of Albury on the main Sydney–Melbourne railway line. The station is 642.40 km (399 mi) from Central railway station in Sydney.
Former broad gauge platform
|Opened||21 November 1873|
|Station status||Staffed Station|
Designed and constructed under the supervision of John Whitton, Albury Station was opened on 3 February 1881, coinciding with the opening of the Gerogery to Albury extension of the Great Southern Line from Sydney. At that time the Victorian line was complete as far as Wodonga, and so a rail trip between Sydney and Melbourne required the use of a short coach connection to cross the Murray River.
The broad gauge line from Melbourne reached Albury in 1883. New South Wales railways were built to the standard gauge, which meant that all travellers in either direction had to change trains at Albury. A very long railway platform was needed to accommodate that move, and the covered platform provided is one of the longest in Australia. In 1962, a new standard gauge line was built to Melbourne's Spencer Street Station (now Southern Cross), and so all interstate passenger services use the long standard gauge platform. Broad gauge trains from Melbourne continued using the back (dock) platform until 2008, after which the broad gauge line to Melbourne was converted to standard gauge.
Platforms and services
- NSW TrainLink Southern – XPT services to Melbourne Southern Cross and Sydney (Central) – 2 per day in each direction.
There is a bus interchange located outside the station in Station Place. This is used by V/Line, NSW TrainLink and other long distance coach services. Local bus services operate to and from QE II Square, located on nearby Dean Street.
- "Opening of the Railway to Albury". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 February 1881. p. 3.
- "New South Wales and Victoria Railways – The Albury-Wodonga Junction". Sydney Morning Herald. 15 June 1883. p. 5.
Media related to Albury Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons