Birregurra railway station

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Station in July 2005
LocationBirregurra Road, Birregurra
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 line
Distance134.29 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure typeGround
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeBGU
Fare zoneNo Myki. Paper tickets apply.
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened13 March 1877
4 in each direction on weekdays, 3 on weekends
Preceding station V/Line Following station
Winchelsea Warrnambool line Colac
towards Warrnambool

Birregurra railway station is located on the Warrnambool 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:


  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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