Grafton railway station, New South Wales

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Grafton
LocationThrough Street, South Grafton
Coordinates 29°42′13″S152°56′30″E / 29.703496°S 152.941763°E / -29.703496; 152.941763 Coordinates: 29°42′13″S152°56′30″E / 29.703496°S 152.941763°E / -29.703496; 152.941763
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) North Coast
Distance695.70 kilometres from Central
Platforms1
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code GFN
History
Opened12 October 1915
Rebuilt26 November 1993
Previous namesSouth Grafton
Grafton City
Services
Preceding station  NSW Main lines  Following station
towards  Border Loop
North Coast Line
towards  Maitland
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
towards  Casino or Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards  Sydney

Grafton railway station is a railway station on the North Coast line in South Grafton, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Grafton, opening on 12 October 1915 as South Grafton when the line opened from Glenreagh. [1] It was renamed Grafton City on 1 October 1976 when the original Grafton station north of the Clarence River closed. [2] Since 2005 it has again been known as Grafton Station.

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Contents

The original building was replaced by a new building opened on 26 November 1993 by Division of Page member Ian Causley. Some of the older buildings on the site are listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register. [3]

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New South Wales State Heritage Register

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Platforms & services

Grafton has one platform. Each day northbound XPT services operate to Casino and Brisbane, with two southbound services operating to Sydney. In addition the daily Grafton XPT terminates at the station, stabling opposite the station overnight. [4]

New South Wales XPT

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NSW TrainLink also operate coach services from the station to Byron Bay and Moree. [4]

Byron Bay railway station

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PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1services to Sydney Central, Casino & Brisbane

Heritage listing

Former refreshment rooms 1154 - Grafton City Railway Station group - Refreshment Rooms and Barracks (5012024b5).jpg
Former refreshment rooms

Grafton Railway Station Group is of State historic significance as a former major railway administrative centre for the North Coast. The extant refreshment rooms is a unique structure on the NSW rail system built for the movement of troops during World War II and remains as an important reminder of the site's role in the Australian war effort and the role played by rail in moving troops around the country. The extant barracks building is representative of a series of similar barracks buildings constructed throughout the NSW railway system for train crews to rest between shifts. The office block demonstrates the former administrative role of the site. Overall, the significance of the railway precinct has been compromised by modern buildings, the demolition of the extensive locomotive servicing depot and all other original buildings. [3]

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Former railway barracks 1154 - Grafton City Railway Station group - Refreshment Rooms and Barracks (5012024b2).jpg
Former railway barracks

The surviving refreshment rooms and railway barracks from the pre-1993 station were listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. These consist of: [3]

Heritage boundaries 1154 - Grafton City Railway Station group - SHR Plan No 2989 (5012024b100).jpg
Heritage boundaries
Refreshment rooms (c. 1943)

A large covered open dining hall area book-ended by a weatherboard kitchen and storeroom. The kitchen is a simple gable roofed building clad in corrugated iron and featuring timber double-hung windows, small rear porch and a simple verandah supported by timber posts fronting on to the platform. The storeroom is located under the gable roof of the dining hall and clad in weatherboard. [3]

Barracks (c. 1943)

Single-storey brick building constructed as two separate wings with a hipped tiled roof, simple decorative brickwork banding. The barracks features a series of bedroom and bathroom facilities, with a secondary wing featuring a kitchen and dining area. [3]

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References

  1. Grafton City Station NSWrail.net
  2. Grafton City Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Grafton City Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01154. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. 1 2 "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.

Attribution

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Grafton City Railway Station group , entry number 01154 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.