Birregurra railway station
Station in July 2005
|Location||Birregurra Road, Birregurra|
|Distance||134.29 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||No Myki. Paper tickets apply.|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||13 March 1877|
|4 in each direction on weekdays, 3 on weekends
Birregurra railway station is located on the Warrnambool line, in Victoria, Australia, serving the town of Birregurra. 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.
The former sheep and cattle race was abolished in 1973.
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.
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.
Platforms and services
- Birregurra Vicsig
- Colac Vicsig
- Colac Station Rail Geelong
- "Way and Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1973. p. 73.
- "Traffic". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1981. p. 271.
- "Birregurra Station". South Western Railway Society. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- Warrnambool - Melbourne via Colac Public Transport Victoria