Moss Vale railway station

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Moss Vale
Moss Vale railway station.JPG
Southbound view of Platform 1
Location Dalys Way, Moss Vale
Australia
Coordinates 34°32′53″S 150°22′17″E / 34.5481°S 150.371504°E / -34.5481; 150.371504Coordinates: 34°32′53″S 150°22′17″E / 34.5481°S 150.371504°E / -34.5481; 150.371504
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main South
Unanderra
Distance 145.71 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 9
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code MSV
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 2 December 1867
Previous names Sutton Forest
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW Country lines   Following station
Terminus Unanderra-Moss Vale Line
towards Unanderra
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Goulburn
Southern Highlands Line
towards Central
towards Canberra
NSW TrainLink Southern
Canberra Xplorer
towards Sydney
towards Griffith
NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT
towards Sydney

Moss Vale railway station is located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Moss Vale opening on 2 December 1867 as Sutton Forest, being renamed in 1877.[1][2]

Station[edit]

The station c.1890

The station has an unusually wide island platform, which is connected to the station entrance and the street by a pedestrian overpass. The platform included a garden and a private dining room for Governor Belmore who spent the summers in nearby Throsby Park from 1870 to 1872. The dining room had to be big enough for a cook to prepare simple dishes and for a footman to serve.[3]

There is a grassy area at the south end of the station, with picnic tables in between the platforms. A dock platform previously existed at the northern end of Platform 1 for services to Wollongong, but this track has since been lifted. Immediately north of the station, is the junction for the Unanderra line.[4]

In March 1999, a refuelling and stabling facility for Endeavour railcars was built to the north of the station.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Moss Vale has an island platform with two sides. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services from Campbelltown and a limited number of peak hour services operating to Sydney Central and Goulburn.[6]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long distance services from Sydney to Canberra, Griffith and Melbourne.[7]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Campbelltown & Sydney Central [6]
services to Sydney Central [7]
2 services to Goulburn [6]
services to Canberra, Griffith & Melbourne [7]

Transport links[edit]

NSW TrainLink also operate road coach services to Bundanoon, Goulburn and Wollongong from the station forecourt.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss Vale Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Moss Vale Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Bemore, fourth Earl of (1835-1913) Australian Dictionary of Biography Volume 3 1969
  4. ^ Moss Vale Junction NSWrail.net
  5. ^ "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest April 1999 page 39
  6. ^ a b c d "Southern Highlands line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 30 June 2014]. 

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