Exeter railway station, New South Wales facts for kids
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Southbound view from Platform 1
|Location||Bundanoon Road, Exeter
|Owned by||Transport Asset Holding Entity|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||115.3 km (71.6 mi) from Central|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Previous names||Badgerys Siding|
|Passengers (2013)||10 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
Exeter railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the village of Exeter. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
It opened in 1878 as Badgerys Siding, and was renamed to Exeter on 12 August 1890.
Platforms and services
|1||Template:Southern Highlands Line box||services to Moss Vale, Campbelltown & Sydney Central|
|2||Template:Southern Highlands Line box||services to Goulburn|
The historic Exeter station complex includes a timber station building with a skillion roof (1891), a timber waiting shed on platform 2 (1891), and an additional timber station building dating from 1915, with brick-faced platforms. It also includes the two storey gabled single box on platform 2 dating from c. 1897, the corrugated iron lamp room, signals, platform plantings and platform signs.
Exeter is one of the best small station complexes in the State and demonstrates all of the elements of a turn of the century rural station group. In particular it has a rare on-station two level signal box (another is located at Katoomba railway station) and excellent planting on and around the station. The combination of station buildings dating from both periods of construction, signal box, signals and station details contributes to the high significance of the site. This is one of the best small country examples of station planting which was an important part of most station complexes.
The location of the group within the small and historic village of Exeter adds to both the importance of the site and the quality of the town. The site has a strong visual impact on the town and streetscape.
Exeter railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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