Murtoa railway station

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Murtoa
Coordinates36°36′53″S 142°28′14″E / 36.61472°S 142.47056°E / -36.61472; 142.47056Coordinates: 36°36′53″S 142°28′14″E / 36.61472°S 142.47056°E / -36.61472; 142.47056
Owned byVicTrack
Line(s)Western SG
Hopetoun
Platforms1
Tracks4
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1878
Closed1993

Murtoa is no longer used as a passenger station, following the withdrawal of the V/Line Dimboola service in August 1993. The station however still functions as an important location for Pacific National, where it serves as the junction for the Hopetoun branch.

Much of the station was extensively altered in the 1980s, following the introduction of CTC between Ararat and Serviceton. The signal box was abolished, the number of roads in the yard was reduced and the local signal panel was only switched on if needed,[1] with the former staff depot closing by the end of 1988.[2] Also during 1988, the former turntable was moved to Dimboola.[2]

The station used to have a dock platform for the Hopetoun branch. People in Murtoa have called on The Overland, the interstate rail journey that runs from Adelaide to Melbourne, to make Murtoa an additional stop for the train service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1980. p. 76.
  2. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1988. p. 314.
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Stawell   Western SG line   Horsham
Junction   Hopetoun line   Minyip
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