Werribee railway station

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Werribee
Platform 3 at Werribee.jpg
Westbound view from Platform 2
Station statistics
Address Comben Drive, Werribee
Coordinates 37°53′58″S 144°39′40″E / 37.8994°S 144.6611°E / -37.8994; 144.6611Coordinates: 37°53′58″S 144°39′40″E / 37.8994°S 144.6611°E / -37.8994; 144.6611
Line(s) Port Fairy
Werribee
Connections Bus
Distance 31.70 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 4
Parking 220
Bicycle facilities 18
Other information
Opened 25 June 1857
Electrified Yes
Station code WER
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro Trains
Myki zone 2
Station status Premium station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1.068 million[1] Increase 2.7%
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Werribee line Terminus
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Geelong line
Location
Google map

Werribee railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the western Melbourne suburb of Werribee. It was opened on 25 June 1857 by the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company, as part of its railway line between the two cities.[2][3] The western standard gauge line passes to the north of Platform 1.

History[edit]

Werribee station was designed by Frederick Kawerau in partnership with Edward Snell, the engineer for the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company. In May 1927 the station building was heavily damaged by fire. As part of the rebuilding, a new, low-pitched roof was provided, and the surviving bluestone walls were cement rendered.[2][3] A stone plaque embossed with "G.&M.R. 1857", was once on the south gable, but was lost after the fire. It has since been found, built into the wall of the Victorian Railways printing works in Laurens Street, North Melbourne.[4][not in citation given]

The line from Newport to Werribee was electrified in November 1983 and the island platform built.[5][3] Werribee was upgraded to a Premium station in 1997.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Werribee has one side platform and one island platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee line services[7] and V/Line Geelong and Warrnambool services.[8][9] Geelong services will be diverted away from Werribee station when the Regional Rail Link opens.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Westrans operate eight routes to and from Werribee station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Research and statistics PTV Retrieved 2014-11-10
  2. ^ a b "Werribee Railway Station". Wyndham: Our Story. Wyndham City Council. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b c Werribee Station Rail Geelong
  4. ^ Harrigan, Victorian Railways to '62
  5. ^ Werribee Vicsig
  6. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 310. October 1997. 
  7. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Geelong - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Geelong - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 436 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 437 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 439 Werribee - Werribee South timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 441 Werribee - Westleigh Gardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 443 Werribee - South Ring Road timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 445 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 447 Werribee - Manor Lakes Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 449 Werribee - Manor Lakes Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria

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