Culcairn railway station

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CountryLink station sign in November 2009
Location Olympic Highway, Culcairn
Coordinates 35°39′58″S 147°02′17″E / 35.6661°S 147.0381°E / -35.6661; 147.0381
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main South
Distance 596.82 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CUL
Opened 1 September 1880
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT
towards Sydney

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


Culcairn station opened on 1 September 1880 when the Main South line was extended from Wagga to Gerogery.[1][2] Opposite the platform lies a passing loop. There used to be a large set of sidings with loading banks and the wheat silos are still intact.

The 1883 built station master's residence has been restored by the Culcairn Museum Committee.[3][4]

On 3 October 1892, Culcairn became a junction station with the opening of the Corowa line and an island platform added. On 18 September 1902, the Holbrook line opened. Both lines have since closed and the island platform demolished.[2]


Culcairn is served by two daily NSW TrainLink XPT services in each direction operating between Sydney and Melbourne.[5]

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


  1. ^ Culcairn Station
  2. ^ a b Culcairn Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Culcairn Sydney Morning Herald 8 February 2004
  4. ^ Station House Museum Culcairn Culcairn
  5. ^ "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 30 June 2014].