Werribee railway station
South-west bound view from Platform 2
|Location||Comben Drive, Werribee|
|Distance||31.70 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||3 (1 island, 1 side)|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||25 June 1857|
|Passengers (2012)||1.068 million 2.7%|
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. It also currently serves as the terminus of the suburban electrified Werribee line.
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. 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.
The line from Newport to Werribee was electrified in November 1983, with the current island platform and underpass also built around the same time. It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1997.
Platforms & services
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.
CDC Melbourne operates eleven routes to and from Werribee station:
- 153: to Williams Landing station via Princes Highway
- 161: to Hoppers Crossing station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
- 170: to Tarneit station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
- 180: to Tarneit station via Tarneit Road
- 181: to Hoppers Crossing station via Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre
- 190: to Wyndham Vale station via Ballan Road
- 191: to Manor Lakes via Greaves Street
- 192: to Wyndham Vale station via Black Forest Road
- 439: to Werribee South via Werribee Park Mansion
- 441: to Westleigh Gardens via Geelong Road
- 443: to Southern Loop via South Werribee
- Research and statistics PTV Retrieved 2014-11-10
- "Werribee Railway Station". Wyndham: Our Story. Wyndham City Council. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
- Werribee Station Rail Geelong
- Railway Archaeology Quiz #4 - see also illustration in Harrigan, Victorian Railways to '62
- "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1983. p. 206.
- Werribee Vicsig
- "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
- Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 153 Werribee - Williams Landing timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 161 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 170 Werribee - Tarneit timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 180 Werribee - Tarneit timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 181 Werribee - Hoppers Crossing timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 181 Werribee - Wyndham Vale timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 191 Werribee - Manor Lakes timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 192 Werribee - Wyndham Vale timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 439 Werribee - Werribee South timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 441 Werribee - Westleigh Gardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 443 Werribee - Southern Loop timetable Public Transport Victoria