Wagga Wagga railway station

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Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga Railway Station.jpg
Station front in November 2008
LocationStation Place, Main South line, Wagga Wagga, City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates35°07′13″S 147°22′06″E / 35.1202°S 147.3683°E / -35.1202; 147.3683Coordinates: 35°07′13″S 147°22′06″E / 35.1202°S 147.3683°E / -35.1202; 147.3683
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)
Distance521.40 kilometres (323.98 mi) from Central
Platforms1
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeWGA
History
Opened1 September 1879
Previous namesSouth Wagga Wagga
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Melbourne
NSW TrainLink Southern
Melbourne XPT
towards Sydney
Official nameWagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group
TypeState heritage (complex / group)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.1279
TypeRailway Platform/ Station
CategoryTransport - Rail

The Wagga Wagga railway station is an heritage-listed railway station and now museum and railway station located on the Main South line in Wagga Wagga, in the City of Wagga Wagga local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station is also known as the Wagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The station was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

History[edit]

Wagga Wagga station opened on 1 September 1879 as South Wagga Wagga when the Main South line was extended from Bomen. It served as the terminus until the line was extended to Gerogery on 1 September 1880. It was renamed Wagga Wagga on 1 March 1882.[2][3]

On 14 May 1917, Wagga Wagga became a junction station when the Tumbarumba line opened as far as Humula.

Services[edit]

Wagga Wagga is served by two daily NSW TrainLink XPT services in each direction operating between Sydney and Melbourne. NSW TrainLink also operate road coach services to Tumbarumba, Griffith, Echuca and Wodonga from Wagga Wagga.[4]

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

Former transport services[edit]

Firefly Express operated a daily Sydney to Melbourne service, which was cancelled in May 2018[5][6]. Greyhound Australia operated a daily Canberra to Melbourne service as well as a second service from Canberra which terminated at Wagga Wagga.[7][8][9]

Description[edit]

The station complex comprises a type 5 station building made with first class brick and completed in 1879; together with a type 4 brick two-storey station master's residence, also completed in 1879. The railway platform is faced with brick and a footbridge from Station Place to Railway Street was completed in 1936. A 9.22-tonne (10.16-short-ton) tripod crane, type T221, was erected in 1879 and is no longer extant. Landscaping to the station forecourt and approaches comprise part of the complex.[1]

Heritage listing[edit]

As at 9 August 2016, Wagga Wagga was a major station complex in the State system. It is the first building designed by John Whitton and is similar in plan to the larger Albury station. It is of high significance. A refreshment room was added after 1917 for the journey to Albury. The station is an important civic element in Wagga Wagga and has an impressive forecourt area. The design of the building is unique in the railway system. The station master's residence is of equal significance to the station building dating from the same period and adds to the completeness of the group with its location near the entrance to the station. The other buildings reflect the importance of the location as a junction and are excellent examples of their type.[1]

The Wagga Wagga railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.[1]

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Wagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01279. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ Wagga Wagga Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "Wagga Wagga Railway Precinct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ Whitty, Jess (20 July 2018). "Wagga's 'transport hub' means little to commuters". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ Timetables Firefly Express
  7. ^ Canberra-Melbourne timetable Greyhound Australia 5 April 2015
  8. ^ Melbourne-Canberra timetable Greyhound Australia 5 April 2015
  9. ^ Frost, Jeremy (1 September 2017). "Greyhound buses cancelled from Wagga to Canberra". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

Attribution[edit]

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article contains material from Wagga Wagga Railway Station and yard group, entry number 01279 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 2 June 2018.

External links[edit]

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