Murchison East railway station

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Murchison East
Murchison East passenger shelter.jpg
Northbound view in July 2007. The original station building has since been demolished due to a fire.
Location Cassidys Road, Murchison
Coordinates 36°36′47″S 145°14′26″E / 36.6131°S 145.2405°E / -36.6131; 145.2405Coordinates: 36°36′47″S 145°14′26″E / 36.6131°S 145.2405°E / -36.6131; 145.2405
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Tocumwal
Distance 147.25 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code MST
Fare zone Myki zone 11
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 13 January 1880
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Shepparton line
toward Shepparton

Murchison East railway station is located on the Tocumwal line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Murchison, opening on 13 January 1880.[1][2]

'The station became a junction in September 1890 when the line to Rushworth opened, this line later being extended to Colbinabbin and Girgarre. The Rushworth line closed in 1987,[3] and branched off at the southern end of the station.

The main timber station building has been fenced off, replaced by a new passenger shelter alongside. The station has the longest passing loop on the line, 870 metres in length,[4] however in 2013 the loop was booked out of service due to poor track condition. A number of other sidings that serve a grain silo complex are opposite the platform. On 4 June 2014, the main building of the station was destroyed by a fire.[5]

Flashing lights were provided at the nearby Goulburn Valley Highway level crossing in 1974. Boom barriers have since been added to the level crossing.[6]

Closed station Wahring was located between Murchison East and Nagambie, while Arcadia and Toolamba railway stations were located between Murchison East and Mooroopna.

Platforms & services[edit]

Murchison East has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Shepparton line services.[7]

Platform 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murchison East Vicsig
  2. ^ Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary. 
  3. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society: 71–76. 
  4. ^ V/Line. "Seymour to Tocumwal". Network Access Information Pack. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  5. ^ Murchison East train station destroyed by fire Shepparton News 4 June 2014
  6. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1975. p. 56. 
  7. ^ Shepparton - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria

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