Morwell railway station

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MORWELL Railway Station, Victoria.jpg
Eastbound view in February 2015
Location Princes Drive, Morwell
Coordinates 38°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 by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Orbost
Distance 144.37 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code MWL
Fare zone Myki Zone 11
Website Public Transport Victoria
Opened 1 June 1877
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line

Morwell railway station is located on the Orbost 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:


  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

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Junction   Mirboo North line   Hazelwood
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria