Cootamundra railway station

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Cootamundra Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view in July 2007
Location Hovell Street, Cootamundra
Coordinates 34°38′29″S 148°01′49″E / 34.6414°S 148.0304°E / -34.6414; 148.0304
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main South
Tumut & Kunama
Lake Cargelligo
Distance 429.65 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CMD
Opened 1 November 1877
Previous names Murrumburrah
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Tumut
Tumut Line Terminus
Lake Cargelligo Line Terminus
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Griffith
NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
towards Sydney
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT

Cootamundra railway station is located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Cootamundra.


Cootamundra station opened on 1 November 1877 as Murrumburrah when the Main South line was extended from Harden. It served as the terminus until the line was extended to Bethungra on 15 April 1878.[1][2]

On 1 June 1886, Cootamundra became a junction station when the Tumut & Kunama line opened as far as Gundagai. On 1 September 1893, the Lake Cargelligo line opened as far as Temora.

In 1901, an island platform was built, this has since closed but remains in situ. In 1943, the line through Cootamundra was duplicated with the largest overhead signal gantry in the Southern Hemisphere was erected. It has since been relocated and now stands preserved in the station surrounds.[2]

The Lachlan Valley Railway has a base immediately south of the depot.


Cootamundra is served by two daily NSW TrainLink XPT services in each direction operating between Sydney and Melbourne, and one weekly Xplorer service operating between Sydney and Griffith. NSW TrainLink also operate road coach services from Cootamundra to Mildura, Tumbarumba, Queanbeyan, Bathurst, Dubbo and Condobolin.[3]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central , Melbourne & Griffith


  1. ^ Cootamundra Station
  2. ^ a b Cootamundra Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 30 June 2014]. 

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