Colac railway station
Westbound view in June 2008
|Location||Gellibrand Street, Colac|
|Distance||153.40 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||No MYKI. Paper tickets apply.|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||27 July 1877|
4 in each direction on weekdays, 3 on weekends
Colac railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Colac, and opened on 27 July 1877, as the terminus of the line from Birregurra. On 2 July 1883, the line was extended to Camperdown.
Goods facilities included a brick goods shed, and a steel shelter, provided with the Freightgate centre during the 1980s. During 1988, a number of sidings were removed, including the oil siding at the Up end, and No. 6 road. In 2008, the points for the crossing loop were removed.
Former branch line
Colac was the interchange with the 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge Crowes line. This line was built in the early 1900s, to service the farming and timber harvesting areas in the Otway Ranges. The line was built in two stages, with the first to Beech Forest opening on 1 March 1902, and the second to Crowes, on 20 June 1911. The line was closed in sections; Ferguson to Crowes on 9 December 1954, followed by a reopening to Weeaproinah on 19 January 1955, and full closure on 30 June 1962.
Platforms & services
- Colac Vicsig
- Colac Station Rail Geelong
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1988. p. 253.
- Norman Houghton. "Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes Railway Conservation Management Plan" (PDF). Colac–Otway Shire. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
- Warrnambool - Melbourne via Colac Public Transport Victoria