Greta railway station

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Greta
Gretastn.jpg
Westbound view in July 2005
Location Nelson Street, Greta
Australia
Coordinates 32°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 by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 210.81 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code GTA
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 24 March 1862
Previous names Farthing
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 10 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 286
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Scone
Hunter Line

Greta railway station is 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]

Description[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

Attribution[edit]

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.

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