Heywood railway station, Victoria

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Heywood
Location Victoria
Australia
Coordinates 38°08′04″S 141°37′48″E / 38.13444°S 141.63000°E / -38.13444; 141.63000Coordinates: 38°08′04″S 141°37′48″E / 38.13444°S 141.63000°E / -38.13444; 141.63000
Line(s) Portland
Distance 378.785 km[1]
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Other information
Status Closed
Station code HWD[1]
History
Opened 19 Dec 1877
Closed 1981
Location
Heywood is located in Victoria
Heywood
Heywood
Location within Victoria

Heywood railway station is a disused station on the Portland railway line in the town of Heywood, in the state of Victoria, Australia. The last passenger train between Ararat and Portland was on 12 September 1981, operated by a DRC railcar.[2] The platform and station building are still in place at Heywood, although in a disused condition. Some of the former yard remains as unconnected broad gauge track, with power connections also provided to a work camp area. The former goods shed was removed by October 1983,[3] and the through line was converted to standard gauge in 1995.[4]

A line known as the Mount Gambier-Heywood railway line was opened between Heywood and Mount Gambier in 1917.[5] Service was suspended on 11 April 1995, due to the standardisation of the Maroona – Portland line and is pending for standard gauge conversion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&name=Heywood
  2. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 77–82. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1984. p. 56. 
  4. ^ "VICSIG - Infrastructure - Line Data Portland line". www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 71–76. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hamilton   Portland line   Portland
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria