Greta railway station

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Greta
Gretastn.jpg
Station looking west in July 2005
Station statistics
Address Nelson Street, Greta
Australia
Coordinates 32°41′12″S 151°23′03″E / 32.686579°S 151.384062°E / -32.686579; 151.384062Coordinates: 32°41′12″S 151°23′03″E / 32.686579°S 151.384062°E / -32.686579; 151.384062
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 210.81 km (130.99 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (2 side)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 24 March 1862
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Station code GTA
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Greta
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Scone
Hunter Line
Main North Line
(Scone to Maitland)
towards Newcastle

Greta railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Greta opening on 24 March 1862 as Farthing being renamed in 1878.[1]

It briefly served as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway when it was extended from Lochinvar. In May 1863 Greta lost its terminus status when the line was extended to Singleton.[2]

The station initially consisted of one platform with the current Platform 2 added in 1915 when the line was duplicated. The Platform 1 building was built in 1889, the Platform 2 shelter in 1915 and the footbridge in 1922.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Greta has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling between Newcastle and Muswellbrook/Scone. There are four services in each direction on weekdays, and two on weekends.[3]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle (2-4 each way per day)
2 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Muswellbrook/Scone (2-4 each way per day)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greta Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b Greta Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013

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