Warragul railway station
The station circa 1920
|Location||Alfred Street, Warragul
|Distance||99.67 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Fare zone||Myki Zone 6/7 Overlap|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||1 March 1878|
Warragul railway station is located on the Traralgon line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Warragul, and opened on 1 March 1878. It was the junction station for the branch line to Neerim South and Noojee, which closed in 1958.
The line between Pakenham to Warragul was duplicated in various stages between 1952 and 1956, and was electrified in 1954. Starting from 15 February 1987, and lasting until 1998, the station was the terminus of a number of The Met electric passenger services from Flinders Street. The line was de-electrified beyond Warragul on 28 June 1987, and the overhead support structures were removed in 2005/2006, as part of the Regional Fast Rail project.
The former "A" siding was abolished in 1988, along with alterations to points, signals and levers. Also during 1988, the double line block system between Warragul and Yarragon was abolished, with automatic three position signalling introduced. This introduction also resulted in the abolition of signal boxes "A" and "B".
The tracks in the former yard are now used as storage for concrete sleepers, old and new signals, and rail machines. Tracks on the northern side of the station were moved slightly, to reduce the radius of curves, and allow trains to travel at higher speed.
Platforms & services
- "Warragul". Vicsig. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
- Stephen McLean (May 1987). "Timetable Changes and Carriage Working". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 138.
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1987. p. 284.
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1988. p. 252.
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1988. p. 347.
- Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria