Greta railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Westbound view in July 2005
LocationNelson Street, Greta
Coordinates32°41′12″S 151°23′03″E / 32.686579°S 151.384062°E / -32.686579; 151.384062Coordinates: 32°41′12″S 151°23′03″E / 32.686579°S 151.384062°E / -32.686579; 151.384062
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main Northern
Distance210.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeGTA
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened24 March 1862
Previous namesFarthing
201310 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
toward Scone
Hunter Line Lochinvar

Greta railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Greta opening on 24 March 1862 as Farthing being renamed in 1878.[2] It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[3]

It briefly served as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway when it was extended from Lochinvar. In May 1863 Greta lost its terminus status when the line was extended to Singleton.[4]

The station initially consisted of one platform with the current Platform 2 added in 1915 when the line was duplicated. The Platform 1 building was built in 1889, the Platform 2 shelter in 1915 and the footbridge in 1922.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Greta has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Hunter Line services travelling between Newcastle, Muswellbrook and Scone.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Newcastle [5]
2 services to Muswellbrook & Scone [5]


The heritage-listed complex includes the two station buildings: a second class wayside station of type 3 design dating from 1889, and a duplication station of type 11 design dating from 1915, with brick platform faces also from 1915. A c. 1899 parcels office, 1915 type 3 skillion roofed signal box and 1922 footbridge are also heritage-listed, as are the trees on the up side of the station and historic fencing, signs and lighting within the station complex.[3]

Heritage listing[edit]

Greta station group is perhaps the best late 19th century station group surviving from the period before the introduction of standard and economical construction methods around 1890. Its significance is enhanced by its intactness and completeness. The station building and residence (no longer owned by State Rail) are particularly fine buildings and the residence appears to be of unique design. The station building is the only surviving example of its kind without significant alteration. The site exhibits layering of different periods and styles, largely due to duplication and the need for additional buildings at that time. As new buildings were constructed at each stage and buildings were not extended (with the exception of the awning on the signal box) it displays a range of unaltered structures from various periods co-existing at one location. The footbridge, signs, lights, fencing and other details of the site add to the significance and completeness of the site and help create what is a unique small country railway station group.[3]

Greta railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.[3]

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.[3]


  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Greta Station
  3. ^ a b c d e "Greta Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01156. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b Greta Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ a b c "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW.


CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article contains material from Greta Railway Station group, entry number 01156 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.

External links[edit]