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Ben Bullen
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Ben Bullen railway station, 2011
Location Wallerawang-Gwabegar railway line, Ben Bullen, City of Lithgow, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 33°13′06″S 150°01′19″E / 33.2183°S 150.0219°E / -33.2183; 150.0219Coordinates: 33°13′06″S 150°01′19″E / 33.2183°S 150.0219°E / -33.2183; 150.0219
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Gwabegar
Distance 200 km (120 mi) from Central
Platforms 1 side
Tracks 2
History
Opened 1882 (1882)
Services
Preceding station Former Services Following station
Cullen Bullen
towards Gwabegar
Gwabegar Line Capertee
towards Wallerawang
Official name Ben Bullen Railway Station group
Type State heritage (complex / group)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 1082
Type Railway Platform/ Station
Category Transport - Rail

The Ben Bullen railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Wallerawang–Gwabegar railway line at Ben Bullen, City of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as Ben Bullen Railway Station group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

Description

The complex comprises a type 4 standard roadside station building, brick (small), erected in 1882; and a brick platform face, also erected in the same year; and a signal frame - (SU+L).

Heritage listing

Ben Bullen is an excellent example of the smallest standard roadside station building used. It is located away from settlement in an area of farming and mining and is now in isolation at a level crossing site that gives the site a prominence in the country side. The building is well detailed and retains its timber platform awning with brackets. The building is an important example of the small scale railway station and is a visually important element in the local landscape.

Ben Bullen railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.

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 arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.

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