Warrnambool V/Line rail service
|Warrnambool railway line, Victoria|
|Length||296 km (183.9 mi)|
|Tracks||Double track broad gauge to Geelong, single beyond.|
|Rolling stock||Locomotive hauled N type carriages|
|Rail transport in Victoria|
- This article is about the V/Line service. For the railway itself see Port Fairy railway line
In 1993 passenger services on the line were contracted to the private company West Coast Railway. This arrangement remained until 2004 when the contract was handed back to the State Government. V/Line have since operated services on the line. Marshall station in Geelong was opened on the line in 2004, and Sherwood Park station in Warrnambool in 2006.
Mondays through to Saturdays, V/Line operates three daily passenger trains in each direction on the Warrnambool line from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. On Sundays two operate in each direction. Services as far as Marshall station are operated as the Geelong Line. Services run by Metro Trains Melbourne also operate as far as Werribee station as the Werribee Line.
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 Geelong and Melbourne, stopping only at major stations.
Bold stations are termini, where some train services terminate; and stations with an asterisk (*) are staffed part-time.
On 22 December 2013, V-Line Warrnambool train services ceased North Melbourne Station as the first section of the Regional Rail Link. On 12 October 2014, V-Line Warrnambool train services are now incorporate Waurn Ponds Station as part of the new opening of the 2nd opening of the Geelong line.
|Warrnambool railway line|
- "Rail Geelong - Marshall Station". railgeelong.com. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
- "Public transport - Regional railway station projects". www.doi.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-03-28.