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SideTracked - Canberra
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About Canberra Station
Canberra Railway Station is located on the Canberra line in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is located in the Canberra suburb of Kingston.
In March 1913, work began on a new 8.5 kilometre rail link from the capital to Queanbeyan on the Bombala line. The line was constructed, managed, and operated by the New South Wales Public Works Department on behalf of the Federal Government. It came under the control of the Commonwealth Railways in 1927. The station building opened on 21 April 1924. From 1927 when Federal Parliament moved to Canberra, the rail passenger service was upgraded with the introduction of a Canberra portion to the Cooma Mail overnight train to Sydney that connected with Melbourne sleeper trains at Goulburn. A daylight service from Sydney was also introduced.
A new passenger terminal building opened by the Minister for Transport & Shipping, Gordon Freeth on 26 October 1966. Canberra station, along with the line to Queanbeyan, was owned and staffed by Australian National until May 1985 when it was transferred to the State Rail Authority which operated all the services on the line.
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FTF Congratulations to Aquilus1 & Dragon 1982.
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Last Updated: on 3/16/2018 4:23:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:23 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum