Birregurra railway station

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Birregurra
Biregurra-station-2005.jpg
Station in July 2005
LocationBirregurra Road, Birregurra
Australia
Coordinates38°19′43″S 143°47′00″E / 38.3287°S 143.7832°E / -38.3287; 143.7832Coordinates: 38°19′43″S 143°47′00″E / 38.3287°S 143.7832°E / -38.3287; 143.7832
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Warrnambool
Distance134.29 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeBGU
Fare zoneNo Myki. Paper tickets apply.
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened13 March 1877
Services
4 in each direction on weekdays, 3 on weekends
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Warrnambool line
towards Warrnambool

Birregurra railway station is located on the Port Fairy line, in Victoria, Australia, serving the town of Birregurra.[1] It opened on 13 March 1877, as the temporary terminus of the line from Winchelsea. On 27 July 1877, the line was extended to Colac.[2][3]

At one time, the station was the junction of the Forrest branch line, which opened in December 1889, and closed in March 1957.[2]

The former sheep and cattle race was abolished in 1973.[4]

The station was one of the original 35 stations to be closed under the New Deal for Country Passengers in 1981, but it received a last-minute reprieve prior to the New Deal timetable being introduced.[5]

All the sidings formerly provided have been removed, but the original station building remains on the platform, as well as an iron water tower behind it. In 1996, the run-down station building was restored under the auspices of the South Western Railway Society, utilising people employed through the Federal Government's New Work Opportunities scheme.[6]

Platforms and services[edit]

Birregurra has one platform. It is served by V/Line's Warrnambool line trains.[7]

Platform 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birregurra Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Colac Vicsig
  3. ^ Colac Station Rail Geelong
  4. ^ "Way and Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1973. p. 73.
  5. ^ "Traffic". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1981. p. 271.
  6. ^ "Birregurra Station". South Western Railway Society. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  7. ^ Warrnambool - Melbourne via Colac Public Transport Victoria

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