Griffith railway station

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Griffith
Passenger & Freight
Griffith Railway Station.jpg
Looking Towards Sydney
LocationRailway Street, Griffith
Coordinates 34°17′12″S146°02′52″E / 34.2868°S 146.0477°E / -34.2868; 146.0477
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Yanco-Griffith
Temora-Roto
Distance640.38 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 (1 Island)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code GFF
History
Opened3 July 1916
Services
Preceding station  NSW Branch lines  Following station
towards  Roto
Temora- Roto Line
towards  Temora
Terminus Griffith–Yanco line
towards  Yanco
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
towards  Sydney

Griffith railway station is located on the Yanco-Griffith line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the city of Griffith.

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 September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 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.

Griffith, New South Wales City in New South Wales, Australia

Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. It is also the seat of the City of Griffith local government area. Like the Australian capital, Canberra, and the nearby town of Leeton, Griffith was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. Griffith was named after Arthur Hill Griffith, the first New South Wales Minister of Public Works. Griffith was proclaimed a city in 1987, and had a population of 19,144 in 2016.

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History

Griffith station opened on 3 July 1916 when the Temora-Roto line was extended from Barellan. It served as the terminus until the line was extended to Hillston on 18 June 1923. [1] [2] In 1928, it became a junction station when the Yanco-Griffith line opened from Yanco.

Barellan Town in New South Wales, Australia

Barellan is a small town in Narrandera Shire in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. On Census night 2016, Barellan had declined to a population of 538. It is a quiet Riverina wheat town on the Burley Griffin Way, with characteristic silos, and functions primarily as a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area.

Yanco Town in New South Wales, Australia

Yanco is a village with a population of 505 in Leeton Shire in south western New South Wales, Australia. Yanco is a Wiradjuri aboriginal language word meaning the sound of running water. Yanco is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Leeton along Irrigation Way. Yanco is home to the Powerhouse Museum, McCaughey Park, Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre and Yanco Agricultural High School.

Services

Griffith is the terminus for a weekly NSW TrainLink Xplorer from Sydney. NSW TrainLink also operate a road coach service from Wagga Wagga to Griffith, while a Cootamundra to Mildura service also operates via Griffith. [3]

NSW TrainLink is an Australian brand for the medium and long distance passenger rail and coach services in New South Wales. It operates services throughout New South Wales and into the neighbouring states and territories of Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Train services are operated by the government's NSW Trains. Coach services are contracted to private operators. It is an agency of Transport for NSW.

New South Wales Xplorer class of Australian diesel multiple unit

The Xplorer is a diesel multiple unit train operated by NSW TrainLink on regional rail services in New South Wales, Australia from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Broken Hill, Griffith and Canberra. The first Xplorers entered service in October 1993, and are mechanically identical to but feature a higher level of passenger amenity than the Endeavour railcars. All 23 carriages were built by ABB Transportation in Dandenong, Victoria.

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.

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1services to Sydney Central

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References

  1. Griffith Station NSWrail.net
  2. Griffith Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. "Southern timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.