Warncoort Station

Station
Line: Melbourne - Geelong - Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 139.900 km
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Opened: ((March 13, 1877))
Closed: August 22, 1958

Nothing remains today of Warncoort, located beside the Princes Highway level crossing. The 1929 track chart of the line showed the platform on the south (down) side of the line, with a loop siding and goods platform.

The station was opened as a crossing station, but the home signals were removed in March 1900, the main line points being secured with staff locks. By 1908 it was being worked under caretaker conditions. From 1924 the station was an intermediate siding in the electric staff section Birregurra - Irrewarrra. It was made no-one in charge on July 11 1955 ,and closed to all traffic on August 22, 1956. The sidings and staff locks were removed by November 1959.

At the 2010 state election the Liberal National Coalition promised to spend $10 million to build a new crossing loop between Marshall and Warrnambool, as well as restoring the removed crossing loop at Colac. In February 2013 it was announced that the new 1,200 metre long loop would be built at Warncoort.

Events


((March 13, 1877)) Opened
August 22, 1958 Closed
Line Opened
July 27, 1877 Line opened Birregurra to Colac

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Diagrams


NOTE: Diagrams are not to scale.

 Warncoort 1929

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Photos


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Princes Highway crossing from the north-east

Princes Highway crossing from the north-east

Princes Highway crossing looking towards Colac

Princes Highway crossing looking towards Colac

Princes Highway crossing looking towards Colac

Princes Highway crossing looking towards Colac

Princes Highway advance warning light looking towards Geelong

Princes Highway advance warning light looking towards Geelong

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