Broken Hill railway station

Last updated

Broken Hill
Broken Hill Railway Station (10218775433).jpg
Location Silver City Highway, Broken Hill
Coordinates 31°57′37″S141°28′00″E / 31.9603°S 141.4667°E / -31.9603; 141.4667
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Broken Hill
Crystal Brook-Broken Hill
Distance1124.80 kilometres from Central
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code BHQ
History
Opened15 July 1919
Rebuilt4 June 1957
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink Western Line
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer
Menindee
toward Sydney
Preceding station Journey Beyond Following station
Adelaide
towards East Perth
Indian Pacific
Towards Sydney
Mount Victoria
towards Sydney
Indian Pacific
Towards Adelaide
Sydney
Terminus
Former services
Preceding stationFormer ServicesFollowing station
Terminus Broken Hill Line Mount Gipps
towards Orange

Broken Hill railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Broken Hill line in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. [1]

Contents

History

Broken Hill station opened on 15 July 1919 when the line opened to Menindee. Until extended further east in 1927, the section was not connected to the rest of the New South Wales Government Railways network. [2] [3]

Broken Hill had a railway until 1888, with the Silverton Tramway connecting the city to Cockburn and Adelaide via Sulphide Street station. Broken Hill developed into an important location with the mines having provided a regular source of traffic.

Broken Hill was the border station between New South Wales and South Australia, with interstate trains changing locomotives up until the 1990s in the era of state owned railway networks. [4]

Services

Until its cessation in November 1989, Broken Hill was the terminus for the Silver City Comet from Orange. [5] It was also the terminus for Australian National's Silver City Limited from Adelaide from December 1986 until 1990. [6]

Today, Broken Hill is served by NSW TrainLink's weekly Outback Xplorer to and from Sydney. NSW TrainLink also operate a daily road coach service to Dubbo. [7]

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions' weekly Indian Pacific also calls at Broken Hill. [8]

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1services to Sydney Central
Indian Pacific to Sydney Central & Perth

Description

The heritage-listed main station building is a type 18 design, constructed of brick, steel and glass with a clock tower in 1957. [1]

The original 1919 station survives a short distance away, disused and derelict. The former stationmaster's residence at 265 Wills St has been privately owned since 1997. Neither building forms part of the modern station's heritage listing. [1]

Heritage listing

The new Broken Hill station is an excellent example of the application of the "modern style" to railway architecture. Very few sites of this scale were constructed at this time so this is a rare example. It was also one of the most expensive station buildings constructed reflecting political needs of the time. [1]

The juxtaposition of the now derelict first station building opposite, in pre cast concrete construction which was a standard country station building highlights the contrast between the new and the old buildings. The scale of the newer building belies the potential needs of the station and it is closely aligned to the major Victorian station buildings in design intent (but not in style or construction). [1]

Broken Hill railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria. [1]

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 arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare. [1]

Related Research Articles

Scone railway station

Scone railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in Scone, in the Upper Hunter Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station serves the town of Scone and opened on 17 April 1871. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Tallong railway station

Tallong railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the village of Tallong, opening in 1869 as a small halt named Barbers Creek Tank. A platform was opened on 16 April 1878 and it was renamed Tallong on 6 April 1905. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Marulan railway station

Marulan railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Marulan. It opened on 6 August 1868. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Muswellbrook railway station

Muswellbrook railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in Muswellbrook, in the Muswellbrook Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station serves the town of Muswellbrook and was designed by John Whitton, the Chief Engineer of NSW Railways. It is also known as Muswellbrook Railway Station and yard group and Musclebrook Railway Station. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Wagga Wagga railway station

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

Culcairn railway station

Culcairn railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Culcairn. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Henty railway station

Henty railway station is heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Henty. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Cootamundra railway station

Cootamundra railway station is located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Cootamundra. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Harden railway station

Harden railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Harden. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Parkes railway station

Parkes railway station is a heritage-listed former locomotive depot and railway station and now locomotive roundhouse and railway station located on the Broken Hill line in May Street, Parkes in the Parkes Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The railway station serves the town of Parkes and was built from 1881 to 1893. It is also known as the Parkes Railway Station group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Casino railway station

Casino railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the North Coast line in New South Wales, Australia. Opening on 22 September 1930, it serves the town of Casino in the Richmond Valley Shire. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Byron Bay railway station

Byron Bay railway station is a former railway station located on the Murwillumbah line in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. It opened on 15 May 1894 and closed on 16 May 2004, when the line from Casino was closed. The station complex was built from 1894 to 1913. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Murwillumbah railway station

The Murwillumbah railway station is a heritage-listed former terminus railway station located on the Murwillumbah line in South Murwillumbah, in the Tweed Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The former railway station is also known as the Murwillumbah Railway Station and yard group. The station opened on 24 December 1894 and closed on 16 May 2004 when the line from Casino was closed. The station was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Dubbo railway station

Dubbo railway station is a heritage-listed railway station and bus interchange located on the Main Western line in Dubbo in the Dubbo Regional Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station serves the city of Dubbo and was opened on 1 February 1881. The station is also known as Dubbo Railway Station and yard group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The station and associated yards were designed by the office of the Engineer-in-Chief of the NSW Government Railways, under the direction of John Whitton.

Blayney railway station

Blayney railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Main Western line in Blayney, Blayney Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Macksville railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the North Coast line in Macksville, Nambucca Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The station serves the town of Macksville, and opened on 1 July 1919 when the line was extended from Kempsey. The station is also known as Macksville Railway Station group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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.

Rydal railway station

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

Gunning railway station

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

Lismore railway station

Lismore railway station is a heritage-listed former station on the Murwillumbah line at Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Broken Hill Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01101. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. Broken Hill Station NSWrail.net
  3. Broken Hill Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  4. "Broken Hill Today" Railway Digest July 1985 pages 190-191
  5. "The Official Last Comet" Railway Digest February 1990 page 55
  6. "Western Report" Railway Digest February 1987 page 52
  7. "Western timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  8. "Indian Pacific timetable". Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions. 1 April 2019.

Bibliography

Attribution

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Broken Hill Railway Station and yard group , entry number 01101 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence , accessed on 2 June 2018.

Further reading