Station in March 2009
|Location||Olympic Highway, The Rock|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||550.29 km (341.93 mi) from Central|
|Opened||1 September 1880|
|Official name||The Rock Station and yard group|
|Type||State heritage (complex / group)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
|Type||Railway Platform/ Station|
|Category||Transport - Rail|
The Rock railway station is a heritage-listed railway station and antique shop located on the Main South line in The Rock in the Lockhart Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The station is also known as The Rock 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.
The Rock railway station opened on 1 September 1880 as Hanging Rock when the Main South line was extended from Wagga Wagga to Gerogery. It was renamed Kingston on 28 December 1882, and finally The Rock on 10 February 1883.
From the late 1950s, The Rock became a railmotor depot, gaining an allocation of four CPH railmotors that were used on all services south of Junee to Albury and on the Oaklands, Rand, Holbrook and Kywong lines. After these services were withdrawn in 1974, the depot was demolished in 1978.
The Rock is served by two daily NSW TrainLink XPT services in each direction operating between Sydney and Melbourne. This is a request stop, so the train stops only if passengers booked to board/alight here.
|1||services to Sydney Central & Melbourne||request stop (booked passengers only)|
The complex comprises a type 4 railway station building of standard roadside timber, erected in 1880; and a station master's, type 5 brick residence, erected in 1880. Other structures include a brick platform face, completed in 1880; a crane and platform; and platform signs.
The railway site is part of an area designated as an urban conservation area in the town. The railway contributes by forming a strong south-eastern boundary to the area intersecting the town at an oblique angle and crossing the significant main street also at an oblique angle. The station is located just off the axis of the main street and contributes a strong visual element to the form of the town. The station building dates from the period of the towns prosperity and is one of the few remaining unaltered structures from that period.
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 archaeologically rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.
- "The Rock Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01268. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- The Rock Station NSWrail.net
- "The Rock Railway Precinct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
- "Locomotive Depot No 37: The Rock" Roundhouse October 1988 pages 22-26
- "Southern timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
- "The Rock Station and yard group". 2007.
- Attraction Homepage (2007). "The Rock Station and yard group".
This Wikipedia article contains material from The Rock Station and yard group, entry number 01268 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.