Rupertswood railway station

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Rupertswood
Coordinates 37°34′15″S 144°44′11″E / 37.5708°S 144.7365°E / -37.5708; 144.7365Coordinates: 37°34′15″S 144°44′11″E / 37.5708°S 144.7365°E / -37.5708; 144.7365
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Bendigo
Distance 39.50 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Closed
Station code RPW
History
Opened 1 December 1913
Closed December 2004

Rupertswood railway station is located on the Melbourne - Bendigo railway in the north-western Melbourne suburb of Sunbury in Victoria, Australia. It was the last station in the state that operated only to service school traffic, with services only stopping to pick up and drop off traffic for the adjacent Salesian College.

The platforms were opened sometime between 1909 and 1913 to serve the Rupertswood mansion. Until World War II, the main use of the platforms was for the annual picnic held at Rupertswood. From 1962 the platform had been used daily by students attending the college until 2004, when the Victorian government embarked on the Regional Fast Rail project. Due to the school traffic only status it was officially closed in December 2004.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rupertswood Vicsig
  2. ^ Rupertswood Victorian Railway History
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