Junee railway station

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Junee
Junee Railway Station and Refreshment Rooms (2).jpg
Southbound view in April 2012
Location Railway Square, Junee
Coordinates 34°46′49″S 147°35′01″E / 34.7803°S 147.5837°E / -34.7803; 147.5837
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main South
Hay
Distance 485.67 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JUE
History
Opened 6 July 1878
Previous names Junee Junction
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line Terminus
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Griffith
NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
towards Sydney
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT

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

History[edit]

The station c.1882

Junee station opened on 6 July 1878 when the Main South line was extended from Bethungra. It served as the terminus until the line was extended to Bomen on 3 September 1878. It was renamed Junee Junction on 28 February 1881 when the Hay line opened as far as Narrandera, before resuming its original name in April 1940.[1][2][3] Later an island platform would be added.

Junee has long been an important railway town. In January 1947 a 42 road, fully covered roundhouse was completed. The Junee Locomotive Depot was the last steam locomotive depot built by the New South Wales Government Railways. In July 1993 the State Rail Authority closed the depot.[4] It is currently leased to rolling stock repairer Junee Railway Workshop as well as housing the Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum.[5][6]

On 23 December 1999, the footbridge and signal gantry at the north end of the station were demolished when it was struck by a container.[7]

Services[edit]

Junee 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.[8]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junee Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Junee Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Ferry, John (2001). Junee and the Great Southern Railway. Junee Shire Council. ISBN 064641318X. 
  4. ^ "Junee Locomotive Depot" Railway Digest June 1993 page 224
  5. ^ Roundhouse Junee Railway Workshop
  6. ^ Home Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum
  7. ^ "Junee Derailment Destroys Historic Infrastructure" Railway Digest February 2000 page 6
  8. ^ "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 30 June 2014]. 

External links[edit]

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