Geelong railway station

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Geelong
Geelong-morning.jpg
Southbound view in October 2006
Location Gordon Avenue, Geelong
Australia
Coordinates 38°07′20″S 144°21′09″E / 38.1222°S 144.3524°E / -38.1222; 144.3524Coordinates: 38°07′20″S 144°21′09″E / 38.1222°S 144.3524°E / -38.1222; 144.3524
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Port Fairy
Distance 72.57 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 9
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code GLG
Fare zone Myki Zone 4
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 November 1856
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Warrnambool line

Geelong railway station is located on the Port Fairy line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Geelong, and opened on 1 November 1856.[1][2] It is one of only two stations in Victoria to have a 19th-century train shed (along with Ballarat), and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3] The railway station complex is also listed on the National Trust of Australia, as having state level significance.[4]

History[edit]

Geelong was built as the terminus of the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company line. It was a dead ended terminus, located on the site of the present Law Courts complex. In 1876, the railway was extended south to Colac, and the station relocated to its present location.[1]

The station was upgraded in 1988,[5] and included new passenger waiting areas and booking offices.[5]

Up until the 1990s, there was a goods yard, including a large goods shed, located on the eastern side of the station.[6] A locomotive depot remains to the north, and carriage stabling sidings are to the west.

In March 2015, an upgrade to the station was completed, which included installing lifts to all platforms.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Geelong has one island platform with two faces, and one side platform. It is serviced by V/Line Geelong and Warrnambool line services.[8][9] Some services terminate at Geelong, although most continue south.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

V/Line operate road coach services from Geelong to Apollo Bay, Ballarat, Colac and Warrnambool.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Geelong Vicsig
  2. ^ Geelong Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ Geelong Railway Station Victorian Heritage Register
  4. ^ Geelong Railway Station Complex National Trust Database
  5. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1988. p. 349. 
  6. ^ Geelong Railway Station Complex National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  7. ^ Geelong Station Disability Access Project Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Geelong - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Warrnambool - Melbourne via Colac Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Warrnambool - Melbourne via Apollo Bay Public Transport Victoria

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