Moree railway station

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Moree

Moree railway station 2018.jpg

Southbound view in April 2018
Location Gosport Street, Moree
Coordinates 29°28′26″S149°50′54″E / 29.4738°S 149.8482°E / -29.4738; 149.8482
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Mungindi
Inverell
Distance 665.60 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MRZ
History
Opened 1904
Services
towards  Mungindi
Mungindi Line
towards  Werris Creek
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink North Western
towards  Sydney
Preceding station  NSW Branch lines  Following station
Terminus Inverell Line
towards  Inverell

Moree railway station is located on the Mungindi line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Moree.

The Mungindi railway line is a railway line in northern New South Wales, Australia. It branches from the Main North line at Werris Creek station and heads north-west through the towns of Gunnedah and Narrabri before reaching Moree which for many years was the railhead before the extension to Mungindi was constructed. The line is currently truncated to Weemelah between Moree and Mungindi. Passenger trains still operate to Moree, and goods trains operate to Camurra. As of 1 September 2009, services have been suspended between Camurra and Weemelah. The line between Werris Creek and Moree is also known as the North-West line.

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.

Moree, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Moree name after the Irish town of "Magh Righ" is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Mehi River, in the centre of the rich black-soil plains.

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History

A busy scene at the station c.1911 Railway Station - Moree (2849925472).jpg
A busy scene at the station c.1911

The current station opened in 1904, replacing the original station located to the north that opened on 1 April 1897 when the line was extended from Boggabri. [1] [2]

Boggabri railway station

Boggabri railway station is located on the Mungindi line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Boggabri, opening on 11 July 1882 when the line was extended from Gunnedah. It served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Moree on 1 April 1897.

It served as the terminus of the line until it was extended to Bengerang on 29 September 1913 and ultimately Mungindi on 7 December 1914. Moree was also the junction station for the Boggabilla and Inverell lines. [2]

The Boggabilla railway line is a disused railway line in New South Wales, Australia. It branches from the Mungindi railway line at Camurra and ran for 130 kilometres to Boggabilla.

Inverell railway line

The Inverell railway line is a closed railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The line branches from the Mungindi line at Moree and travels in an easterly direction through the town of Gravesend then Warialda Rail, gradually increasing in elevation through Delungra towards the terminus at Inverell. An initial estimate of its intended length was 96 miles 35 chains (155.2 km). The line opened in February 1900 as far as Gravesend, then more of the line in 1901 before the Gwydir River bridge was finally finished and the line completed in 1902. It was progressively closed between 1987 and 1994. Currently a 5 km (3.1 mi) section at the Moree end remains in use as a siding for the storage of railway wagons. On 8 August 2016, The NSW Government announced that a 2.8km section of the railway would be reinstated to allow grain to be sent by rail, as part of the Fixing Country Rail pilot round. Up to $2 million was allocated for the project.

The station is an island platform with two faces. In 2009, a timber building at the southern end of the platform was destroyed by fire. [2]

Services

Moree is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Northern Tablelands Xplorer service operating to and from Sydney. [3] NSW TrainLink also operate a coach service to Grafton. [4]

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.

Northern Tablelands Express

The Northern Tablelands Express is an Australian passenger train operated by the New South Wales Government Railways and its successors since June 1941.

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.

PlatformLineStopping patternNotes
1services to Sydney Central

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References

  1. Moree Station NSWrail.net
  2. 1 2 3 Moree Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.
  4. "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.

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