Heathcote Junction railway station
|Address||Epping-Kilmore Road, Heathcote Junction|
|Distance||53.45 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Opened||17 March 1890|
|Station status||Unstaffed station|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
The station initially opened as a crossing loop named Summit in November 1885, and was closed in January 1886 after duplication works were completed. Soon after surveyors planning the route of a branch railway to Kilmore and Heathcote selected the site as the junction for the Heathcote line. The branch line branched off to the west of the station, passing behind the down platform, the points facing Melbourne.
In 1887 the station was reopened for construction trains on the branch, and in 1888 a signal box named Kilmore Junction opened. The branch line was extended northwest to Heathcote and thence to Bendigo in 1890, but the name Heathcote Junction was not adopted until 1922. The station did not open to passengers until 1890, but no goods facilities were provided, only small passenger shelters and the signal box on the eastern side.
In 1962 the Melbourne-Albury standard gauge line behind Platform 1 opened with the signal box replaced by a new structure between the down and branch lines. The branch line closed in 1968, with the signal box following in 1970, but the foundations can still be seen today. The pedestrian crossing between platforms at the up end of the station was upgraded in 2006/07.
Platforms & services
- Heathcote Junction Vicsig
- Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 89. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
- Andrew Waugh. "Victorian Station Histories - Heathcote Junction". VR History. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
- "Public transport - Completed railway pedestrian crossing upgrades". Department of Transport. www.doi.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
- Seymour - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
|Closed station navigation|
|Junction|||||Towards Kilmore, Heathcote and Bendigo|