Aircraft Station

Station
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 22.226 km
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Opened: May 16, 1927

Aircraft is a suburban station with an island platform on the broad gauge. Located west of the level crossing, a steel shelter is provided for waiting passengers.

The passenger station at Aviation Road opened to passengers in 1926 at 'Aviation Siding'. It was located on the down side of the current platform, at the siding for the adjacent Air Force base. It was not until 1927 that a platform was provided, and the name changed to 'Aircraft Siding'.

In 1963 it was renamed 'Aircraft', and in 1964 a new 500 metre long platform was provided on today's site. In 1968 a back platform was provided on the new West line in conjunction with duplication. The gates for the siding can still be seen in the air force base fence today.

Events


March 6, 1926 Opened for passengers
May 16, 1927 Platform provided and renamed 'Aircraft Siding' from 'Aviation Siding'
(March 19, 1963) Renamed 'Aircraft' from 'Aircraft Siding'
Line Opened
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
Track Amplified
September 1, 1968 Line duplicated Laverton to Werribee

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Photos


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Traction substation at Aircraft, looking down the line

At the down end

February 27, 2008

Station platform and shelter

November 29, 2007

Station platform

North side, looking towards Melbourne

November 29, 2007

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