Bairnsdale V/Line rail service

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Bairnsdale railway line, Victoria
Bairnsdale line map
Line details
Length 276.8 km
Stations 16
Tracks Double track to Drouin, single track with passing loops beyond
Service pattern InterCity
Limited stops services between Melbourne and Moe, stopping all stations beyond
Rolling stock V/Line N class locomotive hauled N type carriages
Rail transport in Victoria
This article is about the V/Line service. For the railway itself see Orbost railway line

The Bairnsdale Line (also known as the Gippsland line) is a regional passenger rail service operated by V/Line in Victoria, Australia. It serves passengers between state capital Melbourne and the regional cities of Sale and Bairnsdale.

History[edit]

The Gippsland Railway from Melbourne was completed as far as Sale in 1879, later being extended to Bairnsdale in 1888 and Orbost in 1916. Since the 1930s passenger services have terminated at Bairnsdale. In 1993 the passenger service was cut back from Bairnsdale to Sale, being reinstated in 2004 under the Linking Victoria program.

Services[edit]

The Bairnsdale line is served by three daily return services running Monday to Saturday and two daily return services on Sunday as at March 2013.[1] At Bairnsdale trains connect with coach services to Orbost, Batemans Bay and Canberra. Classified by V/Line as an Intercity service, a snack bar is provided on board trains, and first class accommodation is available. Locomotive hauled N type carriages are used, and all services run semi-express between Melbourne and Moe. In March 2013 the service was suspended east of Traralgon because of safety problems with level crossings.[2][3] Rail services resumed in October 2013.[4]

Line Guide[edit]

V/Line N class locomotive hauling N type carriages over the Avon River valley near Stratford

Bold stations are termini, italic stations are staffed at least part-time (this has been confirmed)

Bairnsdale railway line
0.0 km Southern Cross (SSS) Zone 1
1.2 km Flinders Street (FSS) Zone 1
3.6 km Richmond (RMD) Zone 1
11.8 km Caulfield (CFD) Zone 1
31.2 km Dandenong (DNG) Zone 2
58.1 km Pakenham (PKM) Zone 2
72.66 km Garfield (GFD) Zone 4/5
90.99 km Drouin (DRN) Zone 6
101.76 km Warragul (WGL) Zone 6/7
132.22 km Moe (MOE) Zone 9/10
146.37 km Morwell (MWL) Zone 11
160.07 km Traralgon (TRG) Zone 12/13
182.36 km Rosedale (ROE) Zone 14/15
208.02 km Sale (SAE) Zone 17/18
224.10 km Stratford (SFD) Zone 18/19
276.84 km Bairnsdale (BRD) Zone 24
Orbost line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable V/Line
  2. ^ Gippsland trains halted over safety fears The Age 21 March 2013
  3. ^ Train services between Traralgon and Bairnsdale Gippsland Times 22 March 2013
  4. ^ V/Line passengers train return to Bairnsdale Minister for Public Transport 29 October 2013

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