Werribee railway station

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Werribee
Platform 3 at Werribee.jpg
South-west bound view from Platform 2
Location Comben Drive, Werribee
Coordinates 37°53′58″S 144°39′40″E / 37.8994°S 144.6611°E / -37.8994; 144.6611Coordinates: 37°53′58″S 144°39′40″E / 37.8994°S 144.6611°E / -37.8994; 144.6611
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Port Fairy
Werribee
Distance 31.70 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 220
Bicycle facilities 18
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code WER
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 25 June 1857
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1.068 million[1]Increase 2.7%
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Werribee line Terminus

Werribee railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the western Melbourne suburb of Werribee. It was opened on 25 June 1857, by the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company, as part of the railway line between the two cities.[2][3] It also currently serves as the terminus of the suburban electrified Werribee line.

The Western standard gauge line, which runs between Melbourne and Adelaide, passes to the north of Platform 1.

History[edit]

Werribee station was designed by Frederick Kawerau, in partnership with Edward Snell, the engineer for the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company. In May 1927, the station building was heavily damaged by fire. As part of the rebuilding, a new, low-pitched roof was provided, and the surviving bluestone walls were cement rendered.[2][3] A stone plaque, embossed with "G.&M.R. 1857", was once on the south gable, but was lost after the fire. It has since been found, built into the wall of the Victorian Railways printing works in Laurens Street, North Melbourne.[4]

The line from Newport to Werribee was electrified in November 1983, with the current island platform and underpass also built around the same time.[5][3][6] It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1997.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Werribee has one side platform and one island platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee line services[8]

Until June 2015, V/Line Geelong and Warrnambool line services stopped at Werribee. The Melbourne bound services would use Platform 2, while Geelong bound services would use Platform 3. These services now operate via the Regional Rail Link.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates eleven routes to and from Werribee station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Research and statistics PTV Retrieved 2014-11-10
  2. ^ a b "Werribee Railway Station". Wyndham: Our Story. Wyndham City Council. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b c Werribee Station Rail Geelong
  4. ^ Railway Archaeology Quiz #4 - see also illustration in Harrigan, Victorian Railways to '62
  5. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1983. p. 206. 
  6. ^ Werribee Vicsig
  7. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  8. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 153 Werribee - Williams Landing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 161 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 170 Werribee - Tarneit timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 180 Werribee - Tarneit timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 181 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 181 Werribee - Wyndham Vale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 191 Werribee - Manor Lakes timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 192 Werribee - Wyndham Vale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 439 Werribee - Werribee South timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 441 Werribee - Westleigh Gardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
  19. ^ Route 443 Werribee - Southern Loop timetable Public Transport Victoria

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