Manor railway station

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Manor
Manor1.jpg
Manor station in its final years
Line(s)Geelong
Platforms1
Tracks1 (plus crossing loop)
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened2 February 1911
Closed1 November 1970

Manor is a closed station which was located about halfway between Werribee and Little River stations on the Geelong railway line in Victoria, Australia.

A signal box was opened at the site in February 1911, controlling a new crossing loop on the single line between Werribee and Little River.[1] Passenger and goods facilities were provided in August 1914.[1][2] At the start of the 1920s, the Victorian Railways opened a bluestone quarry 1.5 kilometres south of the station, to provide track ballast. The quarry was served by a long siding, parallel with the main line, leading from station yard.[1] The quarry probably ceased operating in the 1930s.

Manor was closed in November 1970 when the line between Werribee and Little River was duplicated, making the crossing loop redundant.[1] The buildings and platform were demolished shortly afterwards.

A crossing loop with the same name, located slightly to the north of the station site, was provided on the parallel Western standard gauge line when it opened in 1995. Manor is also where the Regional Rail Link branches from the direct Geelong-Melbourne rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Showday Tour 1993" (PDF). Victorian Station Histories. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Manor station". The Argus. 12 August 1914. Retrieved 21 August 2019.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Werribee Racecourse   Warrnambool line   Little River
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria  

Coordinates: 37°55′56.4″S 144°34′38.1″E / 37.932333°S 144.577250°E / -37.932333; 144.577250