Bairnsdale railway station

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Bairnsdale railway station.jpg
Bairnsdale railway station building in September 2017
Location Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Coordinates 37°49′44″S 147°37′39″E / 37.82889°S 147.62750°E / -37.82889; 147.62750Coordinates: 37°49′44″S 147°37′39″E / 37.82889°S 147.62750°E / -37.82889; 147.62750
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Orbost
Distance 274.85 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BDE
Fare zone Myki zone 24
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 8 May 1888
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line Terminus

Bairnsdale railway station is the terminus of the Orbost line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Bairnsdale opening on 8 May 1888.[1]

Until 1987 the line continued to Orbost. This has been redeveloped as the East Gippsland Rail Trail, a shared bicycle, walking, and horseriding track.[2]


The railway opened to Bairnsdale in 1888, and from 1916 continued through to Orbost until this section was closed in 1987. The passenger service to the town was named The Gippslander in 1954, but were cut beyond Sale in August 1993.[3]

Following the cessation of log trains in December 1995, the line between Sale and Bairnsdale was closed until it was partially reopened for log trains in mid-1999. Following major infrastructure repairs, the passenger service was restored in 2004 as part of the Linking Victoria program.[3] Until mid-2009, a five-day-a-week freight train hauling logs from Bairnsdale to North Geelong Yard operated from a siding east of the station.

Until their demolition, Hillside, Lindenow, Fernbank and Munro stations were located between Bairnsdale and Stratford stations.


Bairnsdale station is 14 metres (46 ft) above sea level and 275 kilometres (171 mi) from Melbourne.[4]

Station front in April 2011

Platforms & services[edit]

Bairnsdale has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Bairnsdale line services.[5]

Platform 1:

Transport links[edit]

V/Line operate road coach services to:


  1. ^ Bairnsdale Vicsig
  2. ^ East Gippsland Shire Council (2007). "East Gippsland Rail Trail". James Yeates Printing & Design. 
  3. ^ a b "VR History". Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  4. ^ VR Public timetable 1960, pg20
  5. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Paynesville - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Marlo - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Batemans Bay - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Canberra - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stratford   Orbost line   Nicholson
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria