Singleton railway station, New South Wales

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Singleton
SingletonStationAcrossLines.JPG
Station in April 2007
Station statistics
Address Munro Lane, Singleton
Australia
Coordinates 32°34′19″S 151°09′55″E / 32.571821°S 151.165352°E / -32.571821; 151.165352Coordinates: 32°34′19″S 151°09′55″E / 32.571821°S 151.165352°E / -32.571821; 151.165352
Line(s) Main Northern
Connections Bus
Distance 238.89 km (148.44 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 7 May 1863
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SIX
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Singleton
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
towards Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western
towards Sydney

Singleton railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Singleton opening on 7 May 1863.[1]

The original, listed 1863 John Whitton brick station building remains.[2] It opened as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway when it was extended from Branxton. In 1869, Singleton lost it terminus status when the line was extended north to Muswellbrook. It had a freight yard including locomotive servicing facilities. The line from Whittingham was duplicated in 1951.[3]

Singleton was the stabling point for the last regular steam locomotive passenger service in Australia, a peak hour service to Newcastle that ceased in July 1971.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Singleton has one platform. 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.[5]

It is also served by a daily northbound TrainLink Xplorer service to Armidale and Moree with a southbound service operating to Sydney.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle & Muswellbrook/Scone (2-4 each way per day)
NSW TrainLink North Western Xplorer services to Armidale/Moree and Sydney (1 each way per day)

Transport links[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses operate two routes via Singleton station:[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singleton Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981
  3. ^ Singleton Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. ^ Roundhouse October 1980 page 64
  5. ^ Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  7. ^ Routes 179/180/401/402/403 Timetable Hunter Valley Buses 28 November 2010

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