Geelong Freightgate

Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 69.975 km
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Opened: June 5, 1990

The Geelong Freightgate opened at North Geelong Yard in 1990 after the closure of the goods shed at Geelong station, to make room for the new police station and law courts. It occupied the siding formerly used by the Geelong Gas Company.

In later years the shed was occupied by Wettenhauls Transport who received louvred vans loaded with beer kegs. In 2008 the company moved into one of the warehouses at the Elders IXL Siding in Lara, after PN ended their fasttrack freight service in 2007.


June 5, 1990 Opened
Line Opened
November 1, 1856 Line opened Lara to Geelong
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
April 11, 1863 Line duplicated North Geelong Junction to Geelong - due to construction of line to Ballarat
April 30, 1922 Line duplicated North Geelong A to North Geelong B