Casino railway station

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Casino
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Northbound view in 1987
LocationCanterbury Street, Casino
Coordinates 28°51′40″S153°02′18″E / 28.861081°S 153.038215°E / -28.861081; 153.038215 Coordinates: 28°51′40″S153°02′18″E / 28.861081°S 153.038215°E / -28.861081; 153.038215
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) North Coast
Murwillumbah
Distance805.07 kilometres from Central
Platforms1
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CSI
History
Opened22 September 1930
Services
Preceding station  NSW Main lines  Following station
towards  Border Loop
North Coast Line
towards  Maitland
Preceding station  NSW Closed lines  Following station
towards  Murwillumbah
Murwillumbah Line Terminus
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
towards  Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards  Sydney

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. [1] It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. [2]

North Coast railway line, New South Wales railway line in New South Wales, Australia

The North Coast Line is the primary rail route in the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions of New South Wales, Australia, and forms a major part of the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 7.9 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

Casino, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Casino is a town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, with a population of 10,914 people at the 2016 census. It lies on the banks of the Richmond River and is situated at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way.

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History

The original Casino railway station (now named Old Casino railway station) opened on 19 October 1903 when the Murwillumbah line was extended from Lismore, ultimately reaching Grafton in 1905. However, when the North Coast line was extended from Kyogle to the Queensland border, it would not pass through the Old Casino railway station, as that segment of the line would become a branch line to the new mainline. So it was necessary to build a new mainline station to serve Casino. The new Casino railway station opened on 22 September 1930. [3]

Old Casino railway station

Old Casino railway station is a heritage-listed former railway station and now museum on the Murwillumbah railway line at Casino, Richmond Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1903. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Murwillumbah railway line former railway line

The Murwillumbah railway line is a mostly disused line in far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The line ran from Casino to Lismore, Byron Bay and Murwillumbah, and opened in 1894. It is one of only two branches off the North Coast line,. Despite an outcry from local residents in opposition to the closure of the line, train services were permanently terminated in April 2004.

Lismore, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. According to the 2016 Australian Census, the population in the Lismore urban centre was 27,569.

The station originally was an island platform. In October 1990, the eastern platform was decommissioned, later being filled in and redeveloped as a coach stop. [4] The Murwillumbah line branches off immediately North of the station, although it has not been used since 2004, the track is still in place and a short distance at Casino is used for occasional shunting movements.

Casino had a locomotive depot with a roundhouse until it closed on 25 July 1986. [5] It reopened in 1996 when it was leased to Northern Rivers Railroad. [6]

Railway roundhouse building for storing and repairing rail locomotives/trains

A railway roundhouse is a building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railways for servicing and storing locomotives, and traditionally surrounds, or is adjacent to, a turntable.

Interail

Interail was an Australian rail freight operator owned by QR National. In June 2011 it ceased trading as a separate brand, and became part of QR National.

Platforms & services

Casino has one platform with a passing loop. Each day the station is served by a northbound XPT service to Brisbane and a southbound service to Sydney. In addition a daily XPT to/from Sydney terminates at Casino. [7]

New South Wales XPT

The New South Wales XPT is the main long-distance passenger train operated by NSW TrainLink on regional railway services in New South Wales, Australia from Sydney to Dubbo, Grafton and Casino as well as interstate destinations, Brisbane, and Melbourne. The XPT is based on the British Rail designed High Speed Train and entered service in April 1982.

Roma Street railway station railway station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Roma Street railway station is located in the Brisbane central business district, Queensland, Australia. It is the junction station for the North Coast, Main, Gold Coast and NSW North Coast lines.

Central railway station, Sydney railway station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Central railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located at the southern end of the Sydney central business district in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station is the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales and serves as a major transport interchange for NSW TrainLink inter-city rail services, Sydney Trains commuter rail services, Sydney light rail services, State Transit bus services, and private coach transport services. Often abbreviated as Central or Central station, the station is also known as Sydney Terminal and Central Railway Stations Group and Central Railway; Central Station; Underbridges. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. It recorded 11.35 million passenger movements in 2013.

NSW TrainLink also operate coach services from the station to Tweed Heads, Robina, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane. [7]

Robina railway station

Robina railway station is located on the Gold Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Gold Coast suburb of Robina.

The Surfers Paradise Transit Centre is the main coach station on the Gold Coast. It is served by long distance coach services to Brisbane, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Casino and Sydney operated by Greyhound Australia, NSW TrainLink and Premier Motor Service.

Brisbane Transit Centre

The Brisbane Transit Centre, at 151-171 Roma Street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is a multi-mode public transport hub for long-distance bus and rail services, and houses the second-busiest suburban rail in the Brisbane central business district.

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1services to Sydney Central & Brisbane

Description

The heritage-listed complex includes a type 13 brick station building with brick platform (completed in 1930), brick refreshment rooms (completed 1930) and a standard 1915 design roundhouse (completed 1933). Structures at the station include the water column in locomotive depot yard, steel water tank with column attached, 75' turntable (completed 1933) and timber and steel 'Harmon' coal stage (completed 1956). A fibro elevated signal box (1946) was demolished in 2012. [2]

Heritage listing

Casino station group is an imposing and significant group of buildings in a major country location. The station building is one of the largest standard buildings and with the adjacent refreshment rooms constructed at the same time form the best surviving later period station groups in the state. The locomotive facilities are of high significance, particularly the timber coal loader, which is the last of several of these unique structures on the rail system. [2]

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

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 architecturally rare. This item is assessed as socially rare. [2]

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References

  1. Casino Station NSWrail.net
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Casino Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01111. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. North Coast Line NSWrail.net
  4. "Signalling & Safeworking" Railway Digest December 1990 page 447
  5. "North Coast Report" Railway Digest October 1986 page 322
  6. "The Northern Rivers Railroad" Railway Digest December 1996 page 28
  7. 1 2 "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.

Attribution

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Casino Railway Station and yard group , entry number 01111 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.

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