Singleton railway station, New South Wales
Station in April 2007
|Location||Munro Lane, Singleton|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||238.89 kilometres from Central|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||7 May 1863|
|Passengers (2013)||60 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
Singleton railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Singleton. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
The station opened on 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 its 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 Newcastle, Muswellbrook & 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
- 180x: Maitland station express
- 401: Singleton Town Circuit
- 402: to Darlington & Hunterview
- 403: to Singleton Heights
The station complex consists of the second-class brick station buildings (1863) and pre-cast concrete type K signal box (1926). The platforms are brick, with early use of ramped beds, and pre-cast concrete at the north end. A jib crane also remains within the station precinct.
Singleton is significant as the oldest surviving station building in the Hunter Valley fronting a major civic square in the town, displaying fine brickwork and detailing. The scale of the building is large in comparison to the buildings of similar period in the area. The awning is a later addition c. 1910. The pre-cast concrete signal box being a late addition is typical of its time and came due to upgrading of signalling.
- Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
- "Singleton Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01246. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- Singleton Station NSWrail.net
- Singleton Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
- Roundhouse October 1980 page 64
- "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW.
- "Rail Returns to Muswellbrook" Railway Digest April 1988 page 121
- "North West timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
- "Hunter Valley Buses route 180". Transport for NSW.
- "Hunter Valley Buses route 180X". Transport for NSW.
- "Hunter Valley Buses route 401". Transport for NSW.
- "Hunter Valley Buses route 402". Transport for NSW.
- "Hunter Valley Buses route 403". Transport for NSW.
This Wikipedia article contains material from Singleton Railway Station group, entry number 1246 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 13 October 2018.