Traralgon railway station

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Traralgon
Traralgon railway station.png
Traralgon railway station in September 2015
Location Princes Highway, Traralgon
Coordinates 38°11′56″S 146°32′19″E / 38.1988°S 146.5385°E / -38.1988; 146.5385Coordinates: 38°11′56″S 146°32′19″E / 38.1988°S 146.5385°E / -38.1988; 146.5385
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Orbost
Distance 158.07 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side (1 disused)
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code TRG
Fare zone Myki zone 12/13 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 June 1877
Rebuilt 1995
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line
toward Bairnsdale

Traralgon railway station is located on the Orbost line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Traralgon, opening on 1 June 1877.[1][2] It was formerly the junction of the cross country branch line to Maffra and Stratford (closed between 1987-1995)[3] and has historically been the Gippsland region's principal operational location.

In 1995 the current station building and platform was built.[4] This station is located on the opposite side of the tracks to the former station. The former station building still exists and is under private ownership. The area still retains a turntable and engine shed, with the latter listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Traralgon station is now only used for passenger services, with freight operations ceasing in 1994.

Electification of the Gippsland Line to Traralgon was completed between 1954-1956 to support freight traffic in the Latrobe Valley. Freight traffic declined as demand decreased, and Traralgon station was eventually de-electrified in 1987.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Traralgon has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Traralgon services which terminate at the station and Bairnsdale line services.[6][7]

Platform 1:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traralgon Vicsig
  2. ^ Traralgon VR History
  3. ^ Maffra Line Vicsig
  4. ^ Chris Banger (November 1997). "Sprinters". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 336. 
  5. ^ Bairnsdale Line Vicsig
  6. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Maffra line   Glengarry
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria