Shepparton railway station

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Shepparton
Shepparton station overview.jpg
Southbound view in July 2008
Location Purcell Street, Shepparton
Coordinates 36°23′02″S 145°24′22″E / 36.3838°S 145.4060°E / -36.3838; 145.4060Coordinates: 36°23′02″S 145°24′22″E / 36.3838°S 145.4060°E / -36.3838; 145.4060
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Tocumwal
Distance 181.85 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed station
Station code SHP
Fare zone 15
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 13 January 1880
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Seymour line Terminus

Shepparton railway station is located on the Tocumwal line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Shepparton opening on 13 January 1880.[1][2] It is the terminus for V/Line services from Melbourne Southern Cross. A 725 metre long crossing loop is located opposite the station.[3]

A number of goods sidings are located between them, used to stable the container freight to Tocumwal, and for shunting now defunct oil train. Further sidings are located to the south, the first serving disused British Imperial Oil Company, Vacuum Oil Coy and C.O.R. Oil Coy depots.[2] To the north were sidings for livestock and a second oil terminal, which was use until 2008 when oil services were discontinued by Pacific National.[2]

The station opened on 13 January 1880 as a temporary terminus of a line from Mangalore on the main North East railway. The line was extended north to Numurkah in 1881, and a branch line to Dookie opened in 1888.[4]

The V/Line passenger service once continued further north to Cobram until withdrawn on 21 August 1993.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepparton Vicsig
  2. ^ a b c Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary. 
  3. ^ "Seymour to Tocumwal". Network Access Information Pack. V/Line. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  4. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): 71–76. 
  5. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): pages 77–82. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shepparton railway station, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

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