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Tarana Railway Station, New South Wales - 3.jpg
Westbound view in July 2014
Location Mutton Falls Road, Tarana
Coordinates 33°31′27″S 149°54′27″E / 33.5242°S 149.9076°E / -33.5242; 149.9076
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western line
Distance 198.3 km (123.2 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 side (1 disused)
Tracks 1
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code TNJ
Opened 22 April 1872
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Blue Mountains Line
(4 daily services) Bathurst Bullet
toward Central
toward Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western Line
Dubbo XPT
toward Sydney

Tarana railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Western line in Tarana, City of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as the Tarana Railway Station and yard group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

It opened on 22 August 1872. The track was lifted from the northern platform in 1996 when the section of the Main Western line between Wallerawang and Tarana was singled.

It was the junction for the Oberon line that closed in 1979. The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway group has a vision to restore the line from Oberon to Tarana.


The railway station complex comprises:

  • Station buildings
    • station/residence - type 1, brick with extensions,1872
    • type 11, brick,1915
  • Signal box - type 3, timber, skillion roof, 1916
  • Platform faces - brick
  • Dock platform
  • Pedestrian bridge, steel, c. 1916
  • Jib crane
  • Water tank - type 1 cast-iron, up platform, c. 1906
  • Station lighting and signs


Tarana is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Central West XPT service operating between Sydney and Dubbo. The XPT only stops here on request if passengers have booked to board/alight here. From 16 September 2019 the 4 times daily Bathurst Bullet also stops here.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Template:Blue Mountains Line box 2 morning services to Sydney Central
2 evening services to Lithgow
4 services daily to Bathurst
Western Region
Services to Sydney Central and Dubbo request stop (booked passengers only)
2 Not in use
  • From 1 June 2020, bus route 598 operates a Monday to Friday morning bus service from Oberon connecting with the second Bathurst Bullet train to Sydney Central. In the afternoon the service to Oberon connects with the first Bathurst Bullet from Sydney.

Heritage listing

As at 9 January 2008, The structures form a large group indicating the form of the site following duplication during 1916. It is largely intact, the only significant element missing being the goods shed. It contains a fine example of a station/residence in combination with a range of interesting supportive structures. The station group forms one of the best station complexes surviving from the early period of railway construction.

Tarana 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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