Wirragulla railway station

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Wirragulla
WirragullaStation.JPG
Location Dungog Road, Wirragulla
Australia
Coordinates 32°27′47″S 151°44′33″E / 32.462936°S 151.742508°E / -32.462936; 151.742508Coordinates: 32°27′47″S 151°44′33″E / 32.462936°S 151.742508°E / -32.462936; 151.742508
Elevation 400 metres (1,300 ft)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 237.97 km (147.87 mi) from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code WGL
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 14 August 1911
Traffic
Passengers (2013) <1 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 298
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
Terminus
Hunter Line

Wirragulla railway station is located on the North Coast line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the rural locality of the same name. It is served by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling between Newcastle and Dungog.

The station consists of a single wooden platform about three metres long. A ramp connects the platform with the small car park and Dungog Road.

History[edit]

A station first opened at Wirragulla on 14 August 1911 and this station featured a proper platform. On 20 October 1975, the station was demolished and replaced with the current wooden platform to reduce the maintenance costs.[2] In the late 1990s it was proposed that Wirragulla, along with Allandale and Belford would be closed, as all three stations had extremely low patronage, and there were some safety concerns at these stations. The proposal to close these stations was later withdrawn (this explains why Allandale, Belford and Wirragulla are not shown on ticket machines installed in the late 1990s).

Platforms & services[edit]

Wirragulla is served by NSW TrainLink Hunter line services travelling between Newcastle and Dungog. There are five services in each direction on weekdays, with three on weekends and public holidays.[3] It is a request stop with passengers required to notify the guard if they wish to alight.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Dungog & Newcastle (3-5 per day) request stop[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Wiragulla Station NSWRail.net
  3. ^ a b "Hunter line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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