Singleton railway station, New South Wales

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Singleton
SingletonStationAcrossLines.JPG
Station in April 2007
Location 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
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 238.89 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SIX
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 7 May 1863
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. 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.[2]

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.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Singleton has one platform. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling between Hamilton (Newcastle) and Muswellbrook/Scone.[4]

For a number of years in the 1980s, the passenger services were replaced by road coaches while the line was upgraded. Rail services were restored on 14 March 1988.[5]

It is also served by NSW TrainLink Xplorer services from Sydney to Armidale and Moree.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Hamilton (Newcastle) & Scone [4]
services to Armidale/Moree & Sydney Central [6]

Transport links[edit]

Hunter Valley Buses operate four routes via Singleton station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singleton Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Singleton Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Roundhouse October 1980 page 64
  4. ^ a b Hunter line timetable NSW TrainLink 18 April 2015
  5. ^ "Rail Returns to Muswellbrook" Railway Digest April 1988 page 121
  6. ^ a b North Western timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  7. ^ a b c d Routes 179, 180, 401, 402 and 403 timetable Hunter Valley Buses 27 January 2015

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