Kandos Station on-track with new owner

ALL-ABOARD: The Kandos Railway Station lease has been taken over by Kandos Museum. Photo: supplied.
ALL-ABOARD: The Kandos Railway Station lease has been taken over by Kandos Museum. Photo: supplied.

Kandos Museum has taken up the lease of the Kandos Railway Station.

President Buzz Sanderson said the Railway Station is an important part of the fabric of Kandos that now sits vacant. 

“The Museum, together with its partners Lithgow State Mine Railway, is looking to ramp up train based tours to the Kandos-Rylstone district in 2018, so we intend to use the station for the very purpose that it was built – a railway station,” he said.

“For us, this is a five-plus year commitment to develop the visitor economy in our district. We see plenty of challenges ahead but we also see plenty of opportunities, we are very excited by this development.”

A petition of 1200 signatures calling for the reopening of the Kandos-Rylstone rail link for heritage and tourism purposes, was presented to Member for Bathurst Paul Toole in May.

Mudgee Guardian poll on May 29 showed 95.16 per cent of the 124 voters agreed the Kandos-Rylstone rail line should be reopened.

Kandos Museum is pushing for a tourist train from Lithgow to the region on a regular basis.

Kandos Museum is pushing for a tourist train from Lithgow to the region on a regular basis.