Warragul railway station

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Warragul
Double headed coal train passing westbound through Warragul station ~1920.jpg
The station circa 1920
Location Alfred Street, Warragul
Australia
Coordinates 38°09′53″S 145°55′56″E / 38.1647°S 145.9323°E / -38.1647; 145.9323Coordinates: 38°09′53″S 145°55′56″E / 38.1647°S 145.9323°E / -38.1647; 145.9323
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Orbost
Distance 99.67 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 200
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code WGL
Fare zone Myki Zone 6/7 Overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 March 1878
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Gippsland line

Warragul railway station is located on the Traralgon line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Warragul, and opened on 1 March 1878.[1] 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.[1] Starting from 15 February 1987,[2] and lasting until 1998,[1] 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,[3] 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.[4] Also during 1988, the double line block system between Warragul and Yarragon was abolished,[5] with automatic three position signalling introduced. This introduction also resulted in the abolition of signal boxes "A" and "B".[5]

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[edit]

Warragul has one island platform with two faces. It is served by V/Line Traralgon and Bairnsdale trains.[6][7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Warragul". Vicsig. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  2. ^ Stephen McLean (May 1987). "Timetable Changes and Carriage Working". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 138. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1987. p. 284. 
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1988. p. 252. 
  5. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1988. p. 347. 
  6. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Bairnsdale - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria

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