Maribyrnong River Junction

Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Junction with: Maribyrnong River Line
Distance from Melbourne: 4.501 km
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Opened: ((November 1, 1921))
Closed: 2012

Maribyrnong River Junction was where the Maribyrnong River freight line left the main line to Footscray and headed southwards.

The junction faced down trains, and access was provided from both the up and down main lines. When quadruplication was completed from Footscray to South Kensington the junction was left connected to the original lines, the new pair of tracks being constructed to the north.

On Thursday August 7, 2008 the line was booked out of use due to track condition, with the points booked out of use, point motor fuses removed, and the points clipped in the normal position. The junction itself was physically removed in 2012, to make room for the new Regional Rail Link tracks


((November 1, 1921)) Opened
2012 Closed
Line Opened
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
(July 1, 1898) Line duplicated South Kensington to Footscray
November 21, 1976 Line quadruplicated South Kensington to Footscray



NOTE: Diagrams are not to scale.

 Maribyrnong River Junction 1976



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