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Line Opened

November 1, 1856 Line opened Lara to Geelong
January 1, 1857 Line opened Little River to Lara
June 25, 1857 Line officially opened between Geelong and at temporary terminus at Greenwich. A ferry was used the complete the journey to Melbourne
October 3, 1857 Temporary Greenwich terminal and stub line closed. Geelong line now connected to the partially completed Williamstown line. A ferry complete the journey from Williamstown to Melbourne
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
November 25, 1876 Line opened Geelong to Winchelsea
March 13, 1877 Line opened Winchelsea to Birregurra
July 27, 1877 Line opened Birregurra to Colac
July 2, 1883 Line opened Colac to Camperdown
April 23, 1887 Line opened Camperdown to Terang
February 4, 1890 Line opened Terang to Warrnambool

Location Opened

AGM Glassworks (industry) opened
November 1, 1856 Lara station opened
November 1, 1856 Geelong station opened
November 1, 1856 Cunningham Pier Junction junction opened
January 1, 1857 Little River station opened
June 25, 1857 Werribee station opened
January 17, 1859 Southern Cross station opened
January 17, 1859 Brooklyn Line junction opened
January 17, 1859 Williamstown Line junction opened
February 10, 1859 Footscray station opened
September 1, 1859 Geelong Gas Company (industry) opened
October 6, 1859 North Melbourne station opened
April 11, 1862 North Geelong Junction junction opened
November 20, 1871 Yarraville station opened
November 25, 1876 Winchelsea station opened
(November 25, 1876) Duneed station opened
(November 25, 1876) Grovedale station opened
March 13, 1877 Birregurra station opened
(March 13, 1877) Warncoort station opened
July 27, 1877 Colac station opened
October 1, 1877 Moriac station opened
October 1, 1877 Irrewarra station opened
September 13, 1878 Queenscliff Junction junction opened
December 1, 1878 Spotswood station opened
May 20, 1879 North Geelong B signal box opened
July 8, 1879 Footscray A signal box opened
July 14, 1879 Marshall station opened
April 27, 1883 Newport South junction opened
April 27, 1883 Newport Freezing Works (industry) opened
July 2, 1883 Camperdown station opened
August 1, 1883 North Geelong station opened
November 1, 1883 South Geelong station opened
January 1, 1884 Werribee Racecourse station opened
January 28, 1884 Geelong A signal box opened
May 26, 1884 Geelong C signal box opened
May 26, 1884 Geelong B signal box opened
January 11, 1885 Footscray B signal box opened
January 28, 1885 North Geelong Yard yard opened
July 1, 1886 Laverton station opened
April 23, 1887 Boorcan station opened
April 23, 1887 Terang station opened
November 1, 1888 Mambourin station opened
December 28, 1889 Breakwater station opened
January 1, 1890 Spotswood Pumping Station (industry) opened
February 4, 1890 Panmure station opened
February 4, 1890 Warrnambool station opened
February 14, 1890 Hatherley station opened
February 17, 1890 Yarraville B signal box opened
May 23, 1890 Spotswood signal box opened
September 15, 1890 Corio station opened
March 11, 1891 South Kensington station opened
April 15, 1895 North Shore station opened
(November 7, 1896) Werribee signal box opened
May 3, 1899 Lara signal box opened
May 26, 1899 Laverton signal box opened
(June 20, 1899) Little River signal box opened
August 31, 1899 Freezing Works (industry) opened
August 5, 1901 South Geelong signal box opened
December 20, 1903 North Geelong Junction (Loop Line) junction opened
December 20, 1903 North Geelong A signal box opened
October 16, 1905 Angliss's Siding (industry) opened
December 10, 1906 Seddon station opened
December 10, 1906 Seddon signal box opened
March 8, 1909 Harbour Trust Sidings (industry) opened
May 3, 1909 Oriental Timber Company Siding (industry) opened
January 28, 1911 Geelong Racecourse station opened
February 2, 1911 Manor station opened
February 2, 1911 Manor signal box opened
August 24, 1911 Armytage station opened
April 19, 1912 Geelong Grammar Siding (industry) opened
October 22, 1912 Yarraville A signal box opened
November 25, 1913 British Imperial Oil Company (industry) opened
December 22, 1913 Power Station and Oil Lines junction opened
January 6, 1914 Corio signal box opened
May 20, 1917 Loco Depot yard opened
October 5, 1920 Vacuum Oil Coy (industry) opened
(November 1, 1921) Maribyrnong River Junction junction opened
January 20, 1922 Essendon Flyover junction opened
May 13, 1922 COR Siding (industry) opened
June 24, 1924 Phosphate Works (industry) opened
June 24, 1924 Phosphate Sidings yard opened
February 10, 1925 Aircraft Siding (industry) opened
July 7, 1925 Ford Siding (industry) opened
May 16, 1927 COR Platform station opened
May 16, 1927 Aircraft station opened
May 24, 1927 C.O.R. Siding (industry) opened
August 17, 1927 Galvin station opened
February 14, 1928 Distillers Siding (industry) opened
May 15, 1928 Rock crossing loop opened
May 15, 1928 Drome crossing loop opened
October 14, 1929 Paisley station opened
October 18, 1938 International Harvester (industry) opened
December 13, 1943 Alvie Junction junction opened
January 20, 1944 Mortlake Junction junction opened
November 9, 1952 SEC Siding (industry) opened
June 22, 1954 Shell Refinery (industry) opened
June 2, 1955 Vacuum Oil Coy Siding (industry) opened
March 22, 1963 Waurn Ponds cement siding (industry) opened
November 8, 1964 Australian Carbon Black Siding (industry) opened
October 22, 1967 Altona Junction junction opened
November 16, 1970 Hoppers Crossing station opened
July 30, 1982 Apex Quarries (industry) opened
April 11, 1985 Laverton Junction junction opened
March 12, 1986 Elders IXL Siding (industry) opened
June 5, 1990 Geelong Freightgate (industry) opened
February 19, 2005 Sherwood Park station opened
June 11, 2005 Geelong Signal Control Centre signal box opened
July 20, 2005 Marshall signal box opened
February 22, 2009 Moriac Block Point block point opened
April 28, 2013 Williams Landing station opened
April 17, 2014 Warncoort Loop crossing loop opened
October 12, 2014 Waurn Ponds station opened

Track Amplified

April 11, 1863 Line duplicated North Geelong Junction to Geelong - due to construction of line to Ballarat
(March 18, 1885) Line duplicated Newport to Newport South
(January 19, 1887) Line duplicated Spotswood - Newport South - Newport
January 20, 1922 Line amplified to six tracks Southern Cross to Essendon Flyover
April 30, 1922 Line duplicated North Geelong A to North Geelong B
February 8, 1959 Line duplicated Corio to North Geelong A
May 2, 1965 Line duplicated Rock to Laverton
October 22, 1967 Line duplicated Altona Junction to Laverton
October 22, 1967 Line duplicated Newport South to Altona Junction
September 1, 1968 Line duplicated Laverton to Werribee
October 25, 1970 Line duplicated Werribee to Little River
November 21, 1976 Line quadruplicated South Kensington to Footscray
June 4, 1981 Line duplicated Little River to Lara
September 19, 1981 Line duplicated Lara to Corio

Safeworking

April 11, 1863 Line duplicated North Geelong Junction to Geelong - due to construction of line to Ballarat
(March 18, 1885) Double Line Block provided Newport - Newport South
(January 19, 1887) Double Line Block provided Footscray - Yarraville - Spotswood - Newport
May 9, 1892 Staff and Ticket provided Geelong B - South Geelong - Queenscliff Junction
(July 1, 1898) Double Line Block provided South Kensington - Footscray
August 5, 1898 Large Electric Staff provided Newport South - Laverton - Werribee - Little River - Lara - North Geelong B
March 29, 1900 Large Electric Staff provided Geelong B - South Geelong - Queenscliff Junction - Moriac
August 5, 1901 Queenscliff Junction closed. Large Electric Staff section now South Geelong - Moriac
March 12, 1906 North Geelong A closed. Large Electric Staff section now Lara - North Geelong B
October 22, 1912 Seddon closed. Double Line Block section now Footscray - Yarraville
(April 27, 1914) Miniature Electric Staff provided Newport South - Laverton - Werribee - Manor - Little River - Lara - Corio - North Geelong A - North Geelong B
July 26, 1921 Duneed closed. Large Electric Staff section now South Geelong - Moriac
April 30, 1922 Double Line Block provided North Geelong A - North Geelong B
December 12, 1922 Composite Electric Staff provided South Geelong - Grovedale - Moriac
August 7, 1927 Automatic Block System provided South Kensington - Footscray - Yarraville
April 29, 1928 Automatic and Track Control provided Newport South - Laverton - Werribee - Manor
May 6, 1928 Automatic and Track Control provided Werribee - Manor
June 20, 1928 Miniature Electric Staff provided Geelong B - South Geelong
July 15, 1928 Automatic and Track Control provided Manor - Little River - Lara
August 26, 1928 Automatic and Track Control provided Lara - Corio - North Geelong A
(September 4, 1928) Automatic and Track Control provided Lara - Corio
September 18, 1928 Miniature Electric Staff provided South Geelong - Geelong Racecourse - Moriac
September 20, 1928 Miniature Electric Staff provided Colac - Pirron Yallock - Pomborneit - Camperdown
September 20, 1928 Miniature Electric Staff provided Colac - Pirron Yallock
March 24, 1929 Automatic Block System provided Yarraville - Spotswood - Newport
May 30, 1929 Miniature Electric Staff provided Camperdown - Boorcan - Terang
June 22, 1941 Track Block provided North Geelong A - North Geelong B - Geelong A
March 31, 1946 Automatic Block System provided Newport - Newport South
June 15, 1956 Miniature Electric Staff provided South Geelong - Moriac
January 17, 1967 Panmure closed. Composite Electric Staff section now Terang - Warrnambool
June 15, 1967 Pomborneit closed. Miniature Electric Staff section now Colac - Camperdown
October 22, 1967 Rock closed. Automatic and Track Control section now Altona Junction - Laverton
September 1, 1968 Drome closed. Automatic and Track Control section now Laverton - Werribee
October 25, 1970 Manor closed. Automatic and Track Control section now Werribee - Little River
November 21, 1976 Footscray closed. Automatic Block System section now South Kensington - Newport
December 12, 1978 Composite Electric Staff provided South Geelong - Moriac - Winchelsea
November 21, 1985 Pirron Yallock closed. Miniature Electric Staff section now Colac - Camperdown
December 2, 1987 Staff and Ticket provided Colac - Camperdown - Warrnambool
(November 13, 1988) Train Order Working provided South Geelong - Winchelsea - Colac - Camperdown - Terang - Warrnambool
December 10, 1989 Track Block provided Geelong - South Geelong
(September 3, 1991) Yarraville closed. Automatic Block System section now South Kensington - Newport
June 1, 2005 Automatic and Track Control provided North Geelong Junction (Loop Line) - North Geelong Junction - Geelong
December 1, 2005 Track Block provided South Geelong - Marshall
February 22, 2009 Winchelsea closed. Train Order Working section now Marshall - Camperdown
April 17, 2014 Line opened Moriac Block Point to Camperdown
October 1, 2014 Track Block provided Marshall - Waurn Ponds

Location Closed

January 1, 1893 Mambourin station closed
June 30, 1897 Hatherley station closed
August 18, 1898 Breakwater station closed
August 5, 1901 Queenscliff Junction junction closed
August 29, 1909 Geelong C signal box closed
October 22, 1912 Seddon signal box closed
January 1, 1921 Duneed station closed
January 1, 1921 Spotswood Pumping Station (industry) closed
(April 19, 1932) Freezing Works (industry) closed
August 17, 1944 British Imperial Oil Company (industry) closed
August 22, 1952 Pettavel station closed
January 1, 1954 Grovedale station closed
December 17, 1954 Alvie Junction junction closed
(May 24, 1955) Geelong Grammar Siding (industry) closed
October 17, 1955 Buckley station closed
October 17, 1955 Stoneyford station closed
May 28, 1956 Oriental Timber Company Siding (industry) closed
November 12, 1956 Armytage station closed
July 14, 1957 Footscray B signal box closed
August 22, 1958 Warncoort station closed
January 24, 1960 Irrewarra station closed
October 2, 1961 Cudgee station closed
February 5, 1964 Vacuum Oil Coy (industry) closed
January 30, 1966 Garvoc station closed
October 22, 1967 COR Platform station closed
October 22, 1967 Rock crossing loop closed
September 1, 1968 Drome crossing loop closed
April 20, 1969 Yarraville A signal box closed
January 15, 1970 Angliss's Siding (industry) closed
November 1, 1970 Manor station closed
November 1, 1970 Manor signal box closed
(July 22, 1975) Weerite station closed
November 21, 1976 Footscray A signal box closed
July 27, 1978 Aircraft Siding (industry) closed
August 1, 1978 Mortlake Junction junction closed
August 14, 1978 Pomborneit station closed
September 4, 1981 Panmure station closed
September 4, 1981 Boorcan station closed
July 31, 1984 Allansford station closed
April 13, 1985 Moriac station closed
April 14, 1985 Paisley station closed
April 14, 1985 Galvin station closed
November 21, 1985 Pirron Yallock station closed
(February 21, 1987) Distillers Siding (industry) closed
December 10, 1989 Geelong B signal box closed
August 19, 1990 Australian Carbon Black Siding (industry) closed
January 1, 1993 Newport Freezing Works (industry) closed
September 1, 1993 SEC Siding (industry) closed
January 1, 1995 Werribee Racecourse station closed
(May 23, 1995) Ford Siding (industry) closed
June 30, 1996 Yarraville B signal box closed
January 1, 1998 AGM Glassworks (industry) closed
January 1, 2001 COR Siding (industry) closed
January 1, 2001 Spotswood signal box closed
June 1, 2005 Geelong A signal box closed
June 11, 2005 North Geelong B signal box closed
August 13, 2006 North Geelong A signal box closed
March 1, 2011 Geelong Racecourse station closed

Sources


  • The majority of opening and safeworking dates are via Andrew Waugh.
  • Additional sources used are listed in the Sources section.