Bena railway station

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Bena
Line(s) South Gippsland
Platforms 1 (to be reinstated)
Tracks 1, (2 till 1994, Bena Loop)
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 2 June 1891
Closed 24 July 1978

Bena was a railway station on the South Gippsland line in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened during the 1890s, and closed to passenger and parcel traffic on 24 July 1978.[1]

With the realignment of the South Gippsland Highway, the site of the former Bena station is now the location of a "rail over road" bridge.

A longer term South Gippsland Railway project was to include the establishment of a short platform at Bena, for use in conjunction with community events in the township. This comes with the enhancement of community participation within the railway operation, and development of features and attractions on the South Gippsland Railway line.

Prior to its 1978 closure, in March 1976, the platform was shortened from 61m to 23m. The ramped goods platform was also demolished during this time.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1978. p. 188. 
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1976. p. 116. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Jeetho   South Gippsland line   Whitelaw
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria  

Coordinates: 38°24′42″S 145°45′42″E / 38.4118°S 145.7617°E / -38.4118; 145.7617