Morwell railway station

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Morwell
PTV regional rail station
MORWELL Railway Station, Victoria.jpg
Eastbound view in February 2015
LocationPrinces Drive
Morwell, Victoria 3840
Australia
Coordinates38°14′12″S 146°23′50″E / 38.2367°S 146.3973°E / -38.2367; 146.3973Coordinates: 38°14′12″S 146°23′50″E / 38.2367°S 146.3973°E / -38.2367; 146.3973
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Gippsland line
Distance144.37 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks2
Train operatorsV/Line
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, staffed
Station codeMOE
Fare zone11
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened1 June 1877 (1877-06-01)
ElectrifiedNo
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Bairnsdale line
towards Bairnsdale
Traralgon line
Terminus
Closed station navigation
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Mirboo North line   Hazelwood

Morwell railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Morwell, and opened on 1 June 1877.[1]

A disused track exists opposite the single platform, which was used in the past when State Electricity Commission and rail freight trains were more common.

Two branch lines exist at the Down end of the station; the Maryvale paper mill branch, and the Energex briquette branch. The former is regularly used for paper trains each weekday, while the latter is not in use.

The station was electrified on 15 March 1956, and had regular electric locomotive services until 2 July 1987. The overhead wires were later removed.[2]

The station was also the terminus of the Mirboo North branch, which closed in June 1974.[3]

Much of the old yard located adjacent to the station was removed in 2004, as part of works associated with the Regional Fast Rail project. Latrobe City Council's offices now reside in the former location of the yard.

The station was upgraded during the early 1990s.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Morwell has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Traralgon and Bairnsdale line services.[5]

Platform 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morwell Vicsig
  2. ^ Bairnsdale Line Vicsig
  3. ^ Mirboo North Line Vicsig
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1991. p. 252.
  5. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

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