kids encyclopedia robot

Murrurundi railway station facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Murrurundi
Railway Station - Murrurundi (2868307041).jpg
Northbound view, pictured in 1962.
Location Victoria Street, Murrurundi
Coordinates 31°46′06″S 150°50′22″E / 31.768329°S 150.839463°E / -31.768329; 150.839463Coordinates: 31°46′06″S 150°50′22″E / 31.768329°S 150.839463°E / -31.768329; 150.839463
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 352.30 km (218.91 mi) from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MDI
History
Opened 4 April 1872
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Willow Tree
toward Moree or Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western Line Scone
toward Sydney
Former services
Preceding station Former Services Following station
Temple Court
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line Blandford
towards Sydney
Official name Murrurundi Railway Station group
Type State heritage (complex / group)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 1205
Type Railway Platform/ Station
Category Transport - Rail
Murrurundi Railway Station 002
Murrurundi Railway Station

Murrurundi railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built between 1872 and 1917. It is also known as Murrurundi Railway Station group. The station serves the town of Murrurundi and opened on 4 April 1872. The station served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Quirindi on 13 August 1877. The station was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Services

Murrurundi is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Northern Tablelands Xplorer service operating between Armidale/Moree and Sydney. This station is a request stop, so the train only stops here if passengers have booked to board/alight here.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
North West Region
Services to Sydney, Armidale & Moree request stop (booked passengers only)

History

From 1891 until August 1965, Murrurundi had a four road locomotive depot to the north of the station, primarily as a base for bank engines used on the steeply graded banks over the Liverpool Range to Ardglen Tunnel north of the town. A yard existed opposite the station.

Description

The station has one platform and a passing loop. The complex comprises a type 3, second class, brick station with hip-roof, erected in 1872; a type 18, brick gable building, non-standard, erected c. 1872; a type 18, infill between buildings, erected possibly in 1891; an open timber framed signal box with a non-standard roof, erected in 1917; and a timber store building with a skillion roof. Other structures include brick platform faces.

Heritage listing

Murrurundi was an important locomotive depot with a substantial straight shed and locomotive facility at the west end of the yard, all of which has been removed. The remaining structures comprising the station buildings, footbridge, residences and goods shed are a good representative group and are individually good examples of their kind. The station is particularly interesting because of the two buildings constructed within a year of each other in different styles. The main building being a fine second class building and the other a more modest gable roof building. The section linking them and adding the awning is also of significance. The residences are all excellent examples of residences for various positions at the complex from station master to loco foreman and the range from brick to timber is representative of many similar structures. The site is visually important in Murrurundi and with the nearby Temple Court station form an important and significant group of structures.

Murrurundi 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 scientifically rare. This item is assessed as archeologically rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.

kids search engine
Murrurundi railway station Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.