Laverton Junction

Laverton Junction
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Junction with: Altona Line
Distance from Melbourne: 20.412 km (21.633km via Altona)
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Opened: April 11, 1985

Laverton Junction opened in 1985 when the line from Westona was extended to Laverton. Laverton Loop is provided after the junction on the Westona line. The junction itself is on the East Line (usually used by Down trains) with a crossover between the two Geelong lines being located further down the line. Initially controlled from Laverton, in 1986 control was transferred to Newport.

As part of the rebuilding of Laverton station commencing in 2008, a third track was provided between Laverton Loop and the station. In June 2010 Laverton Loop was abolished, when the southern track was connected to the new line towards Laverton platform 3, and the northern track connected to the East and West lines as before.


April 11, 1985 Opened
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
April 11, 1985 Line opened Westona to Laverton Junction
Track Amplified
May 2, 1965 Line duplicated Rock to Laverton
October 22, 1967 Line duplicated Altona Junction to Laverton
April 11, 1985 Laverton Loop opened. Automatic and Track Control section now Westona - Laverton Loop



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