Wandong railway station

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Wandong
VLine Sprinter arrives at Wandong, Victoria.jpg
Southbound view in December 2008
Location Epping-Kilmore Road, Wandong
Australia
Coordinates 37°21′18″S 145°01′36″E / 37.3550°S 145.0267°E / -37.3550; 145.0267Coordinates: 37°21′18″S 145°01′36″E / 37.3550°S 145.0267°E / -37.3550; 145.0267
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) North East
Distance 55.29 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code WDG
Fare zone Myki Zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 11 April 1876
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Shepparton line
toward Seymour or Shepparton

Wandong railway station is located on the North East line, in Victoria, Australia, and serves the town of Wandong.

History[edit]

The station opened on 11 April 1876, as a siding named Morphett's, with the North East line to Wodonga having opened in 1872.[1][2] Soon after that, a short platform was provided alongside the road level crossing, and named Wandong. In 1896, the crossing gatehouse was converted into a station building and signal box, and in 1899, a timber bridge replaced the level crossing. Sidings for timber loading were also provided, and a narrow gauge tramway brought saw timber from nearby sawmills.

A permanent station building was provided in 1900, along with interlocking for the signals and a lever frame. The present road bridge dates to 1961,[2] while all signals were removed in 1978. The station building on the Down platform was removed in 1979,[3] while the bus shelters on the platforms were provided in 1990.[4] A weatherboard shelter on the Down platform was removed by August 1991.[5] In 1962 the Melbourne-Albury standard gauge line opened, which runs behind Platform 1.

Wandong station was damaged in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, with repairs required to two bridges, 1,200 railway sleepers, and part of the platform.[6] In August 2009, a new footbridge opened at the Up end of the station.[7] Painted bright blue, the bridge complies with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and has been criticised as dominating the surrounding landscape.[8]

Platforms & services[edit]

Wandong has two side platforms. It is served by V/Line Seymour line services.[9]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wandong". Vicsig. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  2. ^ a b Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 89. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1980. p. 77. 
  4. ^ Andrew Waugh. "Victorian Station Histories - Wandong" (PDF). VR History. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1991. p. 253. 
  6. ^ "Rebuilding after the fires". V/Line. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  7. ^ "New Railway Overpass For Wandong Now Complete". Victorian Government. 25 August 2009. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Wong, Marcus (30 August 2009). "New Wandong footbridge dominating the landscape". Wongm's Rail Gallery. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  9. ^ Seymour - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria

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