Maryborough railway station, Victoria

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Maryborough
VLine train at Maryborough.jpg
Southbound view in July 2010
Location Victoria Street, Maryborough
Coordinates 37°03′04″S 143°44′33″E / 37.0510°S 143.7426°E / -37.0510; 143.7426Coordinates: 37°03′04″S 143°44′33″E / 37.0510°S 143.7426°E / -37.0510; 143.7426
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Mildura
Distance 224.04 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code MBY
Fare zone Myki zone 14
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1874
Key dates
1874 Station opened
12 September 1993 Station closure
2006-2007 Station undergoes $1.9 million restoration
25 July 2010 Station reopening
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Serviceton line Terminus

Maryborough railway station is the terminal station of the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Maryborough opening in 1874.[1]

Maryborough is a major junction with cross country routes to Moolort and Ararat. The Avoca line from Ararat is standard gauge and dual gauge track that runs through Maryborough to the north as far as Dunolly. There are the remains of dock platforms at both ends of the main platform.

History[edit]

Front of the station in June 2007

The current station building was erected in 1890 with 25 rooms and a clock tower, of red brick with stucco trimming.[2] In 1895, Mark Twain visited Maryborough, which he dryly observed as being: "A railway station with a town attached".[3] Some people believe bureaucratic error led to the station being built from plans for the station intended for Maryborough, Queensland (a much larger town), and others from Melbourne's Spencer Street Station (now Southern Cross Station), as it was a much larger station than those in the state's capital city.[4] The station closed on 12 September 1993 when The Vinelander was withdrawn and replaced by road coaches.

In 2006/07 Maryborough station was restored, with repairs to the towers, clock, facade, portico, roof and guttering. Stage 2 included slating, rendering, glazing and moulding repairs to match the works conducted during the first stage of works.[5]

In December 2008 as part of the Victorian Transport Plan, the State Government announced passenger rail services to Maryborough would resume. Services between Maryborough and Ballarat commenced in July 2010.[6][7]

Platforms and services[edit]

Maryborough has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Maryborough line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Transport links[edit]

Maryborough is also served by V/Line road coach services from Melbourne and Ballarat to Donald and Mildura.[9]

References[edit]

Closed station navigation
Mildura line
← Previous station Talbot | Dunolly Next station →
Moolort line
← Previous station Carisbrook | Junction
Avoca line
Junction | Homebush Next station →

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