Mittagong railway station

Mittagong railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[2]

Mittagong
Mittagong railway station, 2018-09-13.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2
LocationRegent Street, Mittagong
Australia
Coordinates34°17′28″S 150°34′48″E / 34.291013°S 150.580078°E / -34.291013; 150.580078Coordinates: 34°17′28″S 150°34′48″E / 34.291013°S 150.580078°E / -34.291013; 150.580078
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Main South
Distance94.3 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeMIT
WebsiteTransport for NSW
History
Opened1 March 1867
Traffic
Passengers (2013)160 (daily)[1] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank232
Services
Preceding station   TfNSW T.svg NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Southern Highlands Line
towards Goulburn
towards Griffith or Canberra
NSW TrainLink Southern
Griffith Xplorer
Canberra Xplorer
towards Sydney

HistoryEdit

 
The station prior to duplication

The station opened on 1 March 1867.[3] The station is the junction for the old alignment of the Main South Railway line from Picton, and for the now lifted line to the ghost town of Joadja.

The Platform 1 station building was erected in 1873 and the wooden structure on Platform 2 in 1919 when the line was duplicated.[4]

Platforms & servicesEdit

Mittagong has two side platforms. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services travelling between Campbelltown and Moss Vale with morning services to Sydney Central & evening services to Goulburn.[5]

It is also serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer long distance services from Sydney to Canberra & Griffith.[6] This is a request stop for this service, so the trains stop only if passengers booked to board/alight here.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Campbelltown
morning services to Sydney Central (1 weekday, 2 weekend)
[5]
services to Sydney Centralrequest stop (booked passengers only)[6]
2 services to Moss Vale
evening services to Goulburn (2 weekday, 1 weekend)
[5]
services to Canberra & Griffithrequest stop (booked passengers only)[6]

Transport linksEdit

Berrima Buslines operate four routes via Mittagong station:

Berrima Buslines operate one route for NSW Trainlink via Mittagong station:

DescriptionEdit

The former station complex consists of two station buildings: a brick second-class station building of type 3 design (1870) on platform 1 and a timber skillion roof building with return canopy of type 7 design (1867 with 1873 and 1915 additions) on platform 2, both with brick-faced platforms. The former refreshment rooms (1873) are also located on Platform 1.[2]

The station has two one remaining signal box: a type 3 timber skillion roof platform level box (1919). A junction signal box was removed pre-2000. The goods shed (1915) is 60' x 40' of through shed sub-type 1 design. A steel and timber pedestrian footbridge (1920) links the platforms.[2]

A 5-ton jib crane (T156) and Avery 10 tonne weighing machine were removed pre-2004.[2]

Heritage listingEdit

Mittagong is an important early site with significant railway buildings. The location of the station near the centre of the town gives it a civic importance. Of particular interest is the refreshment room which was used only for a short period until replaced by the refreshment room at Moss Vale because the Governor who alighted at Moss Vale for his country residence did not want to be kept waiting at Mittagong while refreshments were taken. The station complex in particular is of high significance with an early railway building (1867) surviving in the group.[2]

Mittagong railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mittagong Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01195. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ Mittagong Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ Mittagong Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ a b c "Southern Highlands line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. ^ a b c "Southern timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Berrima Buslines route 806". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "Berrima Buslines route 811". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Berrima Buslines route 816". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Loop service timetable". Transport for NSW.

AttributionEdit

  This Wikipedia article contains material from Mittagong Railway Station and yard group, entry number 01195 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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