Clunes railway station, Victoria

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Clunes
PTV regional rail station
Clunes Train Station Platform 1.jpg
Station platform, looking south in 2012
LocationService Street
Clunes, Victoria 3370
Australia
Coordinates37°10′52″S 143°27′55″E / 37.1811°S 143.4653°E / -37.1811; 143.4653Coordinates: 37°10′52″S 143°27′55″E / 37.1811°S 143.4653°E / -37.1811; 143.4653
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Mildura
Distance192.55 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks2
Train operatorsV/Line
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, staffed
Station codeCLU
Fare zone11
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened1874 (1874)
ElectrifiedNo
Key dates
1874Opened
12 September 1993Closed
3 December 2011Reopened
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
towards Maryborough
Maryborough line
towards Ballarat

Clunes railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Clunes, opening in 1874.[1] The station closed on 12 September 1993 when The Vinelander was withdrawn and replaced by road coaches.

In March 2010, a new 140 metre siding was provided opposite the platform, to be used to stable track machines.[2]

When services to Maryborough resumed in July 2010, Clunes station was not reopened.[3][4] In June 2010, it was announced that Clunes would be re-opened.[5] This occurred on 3 December 2011.[6]

The station, along with parts of the main street, were famously used in the 1979 film Mad Max when the bikie crew pick up the Nightrider's coffin.

More recently, the former station building was refurbished during 2015.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Clunes has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Maryborough line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Transport links[edit]

Clunes is also served by V/Line road coach services from Ballarat to Donald and Mildura.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clunes Vicsig
  2. ^ "Signalling & Infrastructure". Railway Digest. Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division): 56. May 2010.
  3. ^ Call to explain Clunes' omission from rail plan Ballarat Courier 7 October 2009
  4. ^ No plans for Clunes train Ballarat Courier 11 October 2009
  5. ^ Ready for Tomorrow $19 million to Return Passenger Rail to Clunes and Improve North-West Freight Rail Links Archived 18 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Premier of Victoria June 2010
  6. ^ Community celebrates return of trains to Clunes Archived 28 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Premier of Victoria 3 December 2011
  7. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 2016. p. 56.
  8. ^ Maryborough - Melbourne via Ballarat Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Mildura - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria

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