Skipton railway line

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Skipton
Overview
Type V/Line passenger service
Status Closed
Former connections Serviceton
Stations 7
Operation
Opened

Newton - Linton 1890,

Linton - Skipton 1916
Closed 1986
Technical
Line length 55km
Number of tracks 1 (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
Serviceton line
at Linton Junction
Kopke
Haddon
Scarsdale
Newtown
Linton
Pittong
Skipton

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