Euroa railway station

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Euroa
Euroa railway station.jpg
Euroa railway station platform in March 2015.
Location Railway Street, Euroa
Coordinates 36°44′57″S 145°34′05″E / 36.7491°S 145.5681°E / -36.7491; 145.5681Coordinates: 36°44′57″S 145°34′05″E / 36.7491°S 145.5681°E / -36.7491; 145.5681
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) North East
Distance 151.03 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code EOA
Fare zone Myki zone 12
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 20 March 1873
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
North East line
toward Albury

Euroa railway station is located on the North East line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Euroa opening on 20 March 1873.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened with the line in 1873, with the first permanent station building erected in 1878. The platform was initially 300 feet (91 m) long, being extended to 400 feet (120 m) in 1900. A second 300 feet (91 m) long platform once existed at Euroa, located against the goods shed wall and in use between 1880 and 1904 to permit the handling of two crossing passenger trains. An iron footbridge linked the two platforms between 1900 and 1904.[2]

The first lever frame for signals was provided in 1885 and was made part of the station building in 1929. The tracks layout was altered in 1931, this remaining until the 1970s, followed by the rationalised layout seen today. Two pedestrian subways and the overpass at Anderson Street to the south were provided as part of the standard gauge works in 1960.[2]

As part of the North East Rail Revitalisation Project, a second platform was constructed on the 1960s built standard gauge line, in conjunction with the standard gauge conversion of the existing broad gauge track. Work began in December 2008, and was completed in late 2009.[3][4][5]

Former stations Creighton, Longwood, Locksley and Monea were located between Euroa and Avenel, while Balmattum was located between Euroa and Violet Town.

Platforms & services[edit]

Euroa has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by V/Line Albury line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euroa Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 96–97. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  3. ^ Program of Works South Improvement Alliance
  4. ^ $500 million rail link upgrade for Victoria's north-east The Age 30 May 2008
  5. ^ North East rail project will bring local and national benefits Archived September 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Australian Rail Track Corporation 13 March 2009
  6. ^ Albury - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria

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