Albury railway station

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Albury
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Station statistics
Address Station Place, Albury
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 36°05′03″S 146°55′28″E / 36.084257°S 146.924559°E / -36.084257; 146.924559Coordinates: 36°05′03″S 146°55′28″E / 36.084257°S 146.924559°E / -36.084257; 146.924559
Elevation m
Line(s) Main Southern line
Connections Train
Bus
Distance 642.40 km (399.17 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 1 side platform
1 dock
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code ABX
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Services
Passenger services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Albury-Wodonga line Terminus
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
Terminus Main Southern Line
towards Sydney

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.

History[edit]

Station platforms
Albury
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Former broad gauge platform
Station statistics
Line(s) Albury-Wodonga
Platforms 2
Other information
Opened 21 November 1873
Station code ALY
Owned by VicTrack
Operator V/Line
Myki zone 28
Station status Staffed Station
Website Link

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.[1] 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.[2] 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[edit]

The station is served by V/Line trains from Melbourne and NSW TrainLink Sydney – Melbourne XPT services.

Platform 1

Platform 2

Transport connections[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Railway to Albury". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 February 1881. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "New South Wales and Victoria Railways – The Albury-Wodonga Junction". Sydney Morning Herald. 15 June 1883. p. 5. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Albury Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons