Moss Vale railway station

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Moss Vale
Moss Vale railway station.JPG
Southbound view of Platform 1
Station statistics
Address Dalys Way, Moss Vale
Australia
Coordinates 34°32′53″S 150°22′17″E / 34.5481°S 150.371504°E / -34.5481; 150.371504Coordinates: 34°32′53″S 150°22′17″E / 34.5481°S 150.371504°E / -34.5481; 150.371504
Line(s) Southern Highlands
Connections Bus
Distance 145.71 km (90.54 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 9
Other information
Opened 2 December 1867
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MSV
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Moss Vale
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW Country lines   Following station
Terminus Unanderra-Moss Vale Line
towards Unanderra
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Goulburn
Southern Highlands Line
towards Central
towards Griffith or Canberra
NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
Canberra Xplorer
towards Sydney
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT
towards Sydney

Moss Vale railway station is located on the Main Southern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Moss Vale opening on 2 December 1867 as Sutton Forest, being renamed in 1877.[1][2]

Station[edit]

The station has an unusually wide island platform, which is connected to the station entrance and the street by a pedestrian overpass. The platform included a garden and a private dining room for Governor Belmore who spent the summers in nearby Throsby Park from 1870 to 1872.[3]

There is a grassy area at the south end of the station, with picnic tables in between the platforms. A dock platform previously existed at the northern end of Platform 1 for services to Wollongong, but this track has since been lifted. Immediately north of the station, is the junction for the Unanderra line.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

The former dock platform
Moss Vale signal box
Moss Vale station platform garden
Picnic area & tables at the south end of station
Station in 1890

Moss Vale has an island platform with two sides. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands line services from Campbelltown, a limited number of peak hour services operating to Sydney Central and Goulburn.[5]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Canberra, Griffith and Melbourne.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Southern Highlands Line Endeavour railcar services to Campbelltown & Sydney Central
NSW TrainLink Southern Xplorer & XPT services to Sydney Central (5 per day)
2 Southern Highlands Line Terminating Endeavour railcar services from Campbelltown with a few continuing to Goulburn
NSW TrainLink Southern Xplorer & XPT services to Canberra (3 per day), Griffith (1 per week) & Melbourne (2 per day)


Transport links[edit]

NSW TrainLink also operate road coach services to Bundanoon, Goulburn and Wollongong from the station forecourt.[5]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss Vale Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Moss Vale Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Belmore, fourth Earl of (1835 - 1913)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  4. ^ Moss Vale Junction NSWrail.net
  5. ^ a b Southern Highlands Line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Southern timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013

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