Singleton railway station, New South Wales
Station in April 2007
|Location||Munro Lane, Singleton
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||238.89 kilometres from Central|
|Opened||7 May 1863|
The original, listed 1863 John Whitton brick station building remains. It opened as the terminus of the Great Northern Railway when it was extended from Branxton. In 1869, Singleton lost it terminus status when the line was extended north to Muswellbrook. It had a freight yard including locomotive servicing facilities. The line from Whittingham was duplicated in 1951.
Singleton was the stabling point for the last regular steam locomotive passenger service in Australia, a peak hour service to Newcastle that ceased in July 1971.
Platforms & services
For a number of years in the 1980s, the passenger services were replaced by road coaches while the line was upgraded. Rail services were restored on 14 March 1988.
|1||services to Hamilton (Newcastle) & Scone|||
|services to Armidale/Moree & Sydney Central|||
Hunter Valley Buses operate four routes via Singleton station:
- 180: Stockland Green Hills to Singleton Heights via Maitland
- 401: Singleton Town Circuit
- 402: to Darlington & Hunterview
- 403: to Singleton Heights
- Singleton Station NSWrail.net
- Singleton Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
- Roundhouse October 1980 page 64
- "Hunter line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015.
- "Rail Returns to Muswellbrook" Railway Digest April 1988 page 121
- "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013.
- "Routes 179, 180 and 401 - 403 timetable". Hunter Valley Buses. 27 January 2015.