Terang railway station

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Terang
TerangRailwayStation2.jpg
Eastbound view in September 2008
LocationLyons Street, Terang
Coordinates38°14′11″S 142°54′41″E / 38.2363°S 142.9114°E / -38.2363; 142.9114Coordinates: 38°14′11″S 142°54′41″E / 38.2363°S 142.9114°E / -38.2363; 142.9114
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Warrnambool
Distance220.79 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeTER
Fare zoneNo MYKI. Paper tickets apply.
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened23 April 1887
Services
4 in each direction on weekdays, 3 on weekends
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Warrnambool line
towards Warrnambool

Terang railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Terang opening on 23 April 1887 as the terminus of the line from Camperdown. On 4 February 1890, the line was extended to Warrnambool.[1][2]

The station was once the junction for the Mortlake line that opened in 1890 and closed on 1 August 1978.[3]

The building itself consists of a single level. Notable features include round arched windows, tall octagonal chimney stacks, cream brick dressings and a gambrel roof to the porch.[4]

The station represents an intact example of a station building design stemming from the Victorian Government Railway Construction Act 1884. As a result, the station is heritage listed and holds a historical significance to south-west Victoria.[5]

During the first year of operation, the station sold 11,510 tickets to Camperdown for a total revenue of £11,157.[6] At the peak of operations the station had a four road yard, today it has a single dead end siding.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Terang has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Warrnambool line services.[7]

Platform 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terang Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Terang Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ Guide to Terang Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 2008
  4. ^ Terang Railway Station Victorian Heritage Database
  5. ^ Terang Railway Station (Heritage Listed Location) On My Doorstep
  6. ^ "Terang Railway Station", The Camperdown Chronicle 15 August 1888 page 3
  7. ^ Warrnambool - Melbourne via Colac Public Transport Victoria

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