Skipton railway line

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Skipton
Overview
TypeV/Line passenger service
StatusClosed
Former connectionsServiceton
Stations7
Operation
OpenedNewtown - Linton 1890, Linton - Skipton 1916
Closed1986
Technical
Line length55km
Number of tracks1 (now removed)
Melbourne-Skipton rail ticket 1978

The Skipton Line was a branch line running south west from Ballarat to the town of Skipton, Victoria. The line branched from the main Serviceton Western line just after Ballarat at the Linton junction and was 55 kilometres long. The line was opened on 10 October 1890 and finally closed on 4 December 1986. The line had previously closed to passenger services in 1972.[1][2]

It is now the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail.[3]

Skipton railway line
at Linton Junction
Kopke
Haddon
Scarsdale
Newtown
Linton
Pittong
Skipton

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