Broken Hill railway station

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Broken Hill
BrokenHillCrystalStStationPlatform.JPG
Westbound view in August 2009
Location Silver City Highway, Broken Hill
Coordinates 31°57′37″S 141°28′00″E / 31.9603°S 141.4667°E / -31.9603; 141.4667
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Broken Hill
Crystal Brook-Broken Hill
Distance 1124.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BHQ
History
Opened 15 July 1919
Rebuilt 4 June 1957
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink Western
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer
towards Sydney
Preceding station   Great Southern Railway   Following station
towards East Perth
Indian Pacific
towards Sydney

Broken Hill railway station is located on the Broken Hill line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Broken Hill.

History[edit]

Broken Hill station opened on 15 July 1919 when the line opened to Menindee. Until extended further east in 1927, the section was not connected to the rest of the New South Wales Government Railways network.[1][2]

Broken Hill had had a railway since 1888, with the Silverton Tramway connecting the city to Cockburn and Adelaide via Sulphide Street station. Broken Hill developed into an important with the mines having provided a regular source of traffic.

Broken Hill was the border station between New South Wales and South Australia, with interstate trains changing locomotives up until the 1990s in the era of state owned railway networks.[3]

Services[edit]

Until its cessation in November 1989, Broken Hill was the terminus for the Silver City Comet from Orange.[4] It was also the terminus for Australian National's Silver City Limited from Adelaide from December 1986 until 1990.[5]

Today, Broken Hill is served by NSW TrainLink's weekly Outback Xplorer to and from Sydney. NSW TrainLink also operate a daily road coach service to Dubbo.[6]

Great Southern Rail's weekly Indian Pacific also calls at Broken Hill.[7]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central
Great Southern Rail Indian Pacific to Sydney Central & Perth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broken Hill Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Broken Hill Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Broken Hill Today" Railway Digest July 1985 pages 190-191
  4. ^ "The Official Last Comet" Railway Digest February 1990 page 55
  5. ^ "Western Report" Railway Digest February 1987 page 52
  6. ^ "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013]. 
  7. ^ "Indian Pacific timetable". Great Southern Rail. 2 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Broken Hill station at Wikimedia Commons