Rydal railway station

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Rydal
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NSW TrainLink XPT at the station in December 2013
LocationBathurst Street, Rydal
Coordinates 33°29′01″S150°01′54″E / 33.4836°S 150.0318°E / -33.4836; 150.0318 Coordinates: 33°29′01″S150°01′54″E / 33.4836°S 150.0318°E / -33.4836; 150.0318
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Western
Distance181.4 kilometres (112.7 mi) from Central
Platforms2 side (1 disused)
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code RDL
History
Opened1 July 1870
Services
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
towards  Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western
Dubbo XPT
towards  Sydney
Official nameRydal Railway Station group
TypeState heritage (complex / group)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.1239
TypeRailway Platform/ Station
CategoryTransport - Rail
Location
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Rydal
Location within New South Wales

The 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 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. [1]

The Main Western Railway is a major railway in New South Wales, Australia. It runs through the Blue Mountains, Central West, North West Slopes and the Far West regions.

Rydal, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Rydal is a small rural village in New South Wales, Australia .

City of Lithgow Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

The City of Lithgow is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Great Western Highway and the Main Western railway line.

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History

The station opened on 1 July 1870 [2] [3] and was the next finished extension west from Lithgow after Wallerawang had been finalised four months earlier. Two years later the line was again extended finishing at Tarana before reaching Bathurst in 1876.

Lithgow railway station

The Lithgow railway station is a heritage-listed former station master's residence and railway station and now guest accommodation and railway station located on the Main Western line at Railway Parade, Lithgow, City of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed and built by New South Wales Government Railways and built from 1924 to 1925. It is also known as Lithgow Railway Station Group and Residence and Eskbank East. 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 30 August 2013. The station has frequent NSW TrainLink services running to and from Sydney Central.

The Wallerawang railway station is a heritage-listed disused railway station located on the Main Western line in Wallerawang, City of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as Wallerawang Railway Station and yard group. 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.

Tarana, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Tarana is a small town in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia in the City of Lithgow.

On 14 March 1915, the line was duplicated with a second platform built. The station closed on 27 May 1989, with the track lifted from the 1915 built platform in 1998 when the line was singled. [4] [5]

The station building has been converted to a library.

Description

The complex comprises: [1] [6]

Services

Rydal is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Central West XPT service operating between Sydney and Dubbo. [7] Even though it passes through the station, the Bathurst Bullet does not stop. [8]

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.

Central West Express

The Central West Express is an Australian passenger train operating on the Main Western line in New South Wales from Sydney to Dubbo.

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.

Heritage listing

As at 27 November 2000, the station building was constructed when the line opened to Rydal and retains its original form from that period. It is an important early railway complex that maintains its setting (largely through main road bypass) and which forms an important visual element in the valley viewed from both road approaches and from the level crossing. The changing view of the structure from the road is the visual focus of the town which is now a remnant of its previous importance as a centre for the production of fine wool. The station building symbolises the confidence in railway construction and the transition towards a railway architecture. It is a rare example of a combined station/residence, five of which remain. All similar structures, found further west towards Blayney, have major alteration or extensions. The other items on the site are significant as they indicate the development of the system and how early sites adapted to duplication and increased traffic followed by more recently decreased traffic. [1]

Blayney, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Blayney is a farming town and administrative centre with a population of 3,355 in 2011, in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Situated on the Mid-Western Highway about 240 km west of Sydney, 35 km west of Bathurst and 863 m above sea-level, Blayney is the seat of Blayney Shire Council.

Rydal 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]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Rydal Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01239. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. Rydal Station NSWrail.net
  3. "RAILWAY EXTENSION TO RYDAL". The Sydney Morning Herald . LXII, (10, 020). New South Wales, Australia. 2 July 1870. p. 7. Retrieved 26 March 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Western Stations Close" Railway Digest August 1989 page 270
  5. Rydal Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  6. LEP
  7. "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.
  8. "Blue Mountains line timetable". Transport for NSW.

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