Waurn Ponds Station

Station
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 84.902 km
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Opened: October 12, 2014

Waurn Ponds station is the current terminus of the V/Line Geelong line service. Located on the north side of the existing Geelong-Warrnambool rail line, between Oakwood Crescent and Rossack Drive, the station was initially to be named Grovedale, but was renamed Waurn Ponds before opening.

In April 2013 the State Government announced that a new Waurn Ponds station would be built to serve the nearby suburbs of Grovedale and Armstrong Creek. The station was costed at $25.9 million - $9.4 million for planning and land acquisition, and $16.5 million to build a single platform with passenger amenities, V/Line booking office and toilets, on road bus bays, bicycle storage and parking for 200 cars.

Contracts for the construction of the station were awarded in February 2014. In July 2014 the name of the future station was changed to Waurn Ponds, and the size of the planned carpark was increased to 292 spaces, along with overflow parking for a further 100 to 150 vehicles.

Only a single platform is provided at the station, and no passing loop, with terminating trains required to continue empty cars to the Waurn Ponds holding siding a short distance to the west if a second train is required to pass through the single track section.

Events


October 12, 2014 Opened
Line Opened
November 25, 1876 Line opened Geelong to Winchelsea
Safeworking
2014 Track Block provided Marshall - Waurn Ponds

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Diagrams


NOTE: Diagrams are not to scale.

 Waurn Ponds on opening

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Photos


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Signal WPD22 for down trains headed towards the cement works and Warrnambool

Located beneath the Anglesea Road bridge, the a LED 'disc' signal directs trains into the holding siding for Waurn Ponds station

October 26, 2014

Holding siding for Waurn Ponds station, located west of Anglesea Road

Located away from the residential area due to concerns about rail noise, cement trains are still required to collect the master key to access the Blue Circle Southern siding about a kilometre further down the line.

October 26, 2014

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