Jordan's Crossing

Bellavista2

Joined December 2008

Artist's Description

Bundanoon Railway Station is a station on the Southern Highlands line of the CityRail intercity network in Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia. The station opened on 6 August 1868 as Jordans Crossing, but was renamed Jordans Siding in 1878. Finally in 1881, the present name was agreed upon. The station has two short platforms that serve the diesel railcars that use the line. CountryLink services to and from Canberra and Griffith can also stop at the station on request.

They are not connected, and passengers are required to cross the tracks by a foot crossing at the northern end of the station to reach the opposite platform. Both platforms are at the same level and there is effectively Easy Access to the station.

The station has a signal box on platform 2 which controls a set of points just to the north of the station. Until the 2005 timetable one afternoon train a day terminated using this setup, the train arriving on platform 1 using the set of points, and departing back towards Campbelltown. This practice was discontinued, the signal box and points closed and the route curtailed to end at Moss Vale.

Footnote:
I recall many times sitting on these cold wooden benchs waiting for the train that went to the city of Sydney to behind my working week, the trip would take three, hours and the train would be deisel because there was no electric lines and they be cold and drafty inside. I would sleep part of the way having to get up at the crack of dawn to board. If it rained I sit in the waiting room which was equilavent of sitting in drafty wooden shed. But all things said it had wonderful ambience of a by gone era of simple things and life more apprecaited:=}

Photo taken By Canon IXUS

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