Warrnambool V/Line rail service

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Warrnambool railway line, Victoria
Warrnambool line map
Line details
Length 296 km (183.9 mi)
Tracks Double track broad gauge to Geelong, single beyond.
Service pattern Intercity
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

The Warrnambool Line is a regional passenger rail service operated by V/Line in Victoria, Australia. It serves passengers between state capital Melbourne and the regional city of Warrnambool.

History[edit]

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,[1] and Sherwood Park station in Warrnambool in 2006.[2]

Services[edit]

Warrnambool bound V/Line train crossing the Barwon River in Geelong
Colac station goods shed and platform

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
0.00 km Southern Cross (SSS) Zone 1
1.68 km North Melbourne (NME) Zone 1
6.10 km Footscray (FSY) Zone 1
31.70 km Werribee (WER) Zone 2
59.50 km Lara (LAR) Zone 2
74.56 km Geelong (GLG) Zone 4
76.42 km South Geelong (SOG) Zone 4
81.60 km Marshall (MSL) Zone 4
84.90 km Waurn Ponds Zone 4
115.74 km Winchelsea (WIA) Zone 8
136.28 km Birregurra (BGE) Zone 10
155.39 km Colac (COL) Zone 11
200.49 km Camperdown (CAM) Zone 16
222.78 km Terang (TER) Zone 18
263.45 km Sherwood Park Zone 23
269.30 km Warrnambool (WNB) Zone 23
Port Fairy and Hamilton lines

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rail Geelong - Marshall Station". railgeelong.com. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Public transport - Regional railway station projects". www.doi.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 

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