Traralgon V/Line rail service
|Traralgon railway line, Victoria|
|Tracks||Double track to Drouin, single track with passing loops beyond|
Stopping all stations
Some express services in peak hour
|Rolling stock||Sprinter and VLocity railcars, 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 Traralgon line (also known as the Gippsland line) is a regional passenger rail service operated by V/Line in Victoria, Australia. It serves passengers between the state capital of Melbourne and the Latrobe Valley, including the regional cities of Moe, Morwell and Traralgon.
In 1954 the line beyond Dandenong was electrified as far as Traralgon station, with services from this time provided by the L class electric locomotives. In 1975 suburban services were extended from Dandenong to Pakenham, on what is known as the Pakenham railway line. By the 1980s the motive power of trains reverted to diesel locomotives, with electrification cut back to Warragul in 1987, and to Bunyip in 1998. Suburban Comeng trains were used by V/Line to provide services from Melbourne to Warragul in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The line was upgraded as part of the Regional Fast Rail project in 2005 and the last of the overhead wires were removed, except for a short section to the Melbourne side of Bunyip station.
V/Line operates hourly interurban passenger services to Melbourne, provided with Sprinter and VLocity railcars, as well as locomotive hauled N and H type carriages. Intercity services beyond Traralgon to Bairnsdale and Sale operate as the Bairnsdale Line. Suburban services run by Metro Trains Melbourne share common tracks as far as Pakenham station, operating as the Pakenham railway line.
Bold stations are termini. Stations in italics are suburban stations which are staffed at least part-time
- Official map
- Statistics and detailed schematic map at the vicsig enthusiast website