Parkes railway station
Westbound view in March 2009
|Location||Welcome Street, Parkes|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||445.50 kilometres from Central|
|Opened||18 December 1893|
Parkes station opened on 18 December 1893.
Parkes is the junction point for the Broken Hill, Stockingbingal-Parkes and Parkes-Narromine lines, the latter two form a cross country route between Cootamundra on the Main South line, and Werris Creek on the Main North line. As such it has always been an important railway town, and still maintains a locomotive depot.
A railway station also served Parkes Racecourse between 1923 and 1937. In June 1999, a Y junction opened to the west of the station removing the need for trains from Broken Hill to Cootamundra to operate via the station.
|1||services to Sydney Central & Broken Hill|
|Great Southern Rail||Indian Pacific to Sydney Central & Perth|
- Parkes Station NSWrail.net
- New South Wales Cross-Country Lines - Narromine-Cootamundra Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin July 1953 pp85-88
- Parkes Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
- Parkes Racecourse Station NSWrail.net
- "Tim Fisher Owns Parkes Y-Link" Railway Digest August 1999 page 9
- "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013].
- "Indian Pacific timetable". Great Southern Rail. 2 August 2015.
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