Sherwood Park Station

Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 261.387 km
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Opened: 2005

Sherwood Park is Warrnambool's second railway station, and was built to serve the adjacent Deakin University. As of 2009 Sherwood Park is the second newest station on the Victorian passenger network (Wendouree station in Ballarat being the newest).

The station has a single 140 metre long platform on the southern side of the line, build of concrete on steel stilts, with a single bus stop style shelter for passengers. No proper carparking was provided, a ramp at the up end runs to Jubilee Avenue where there is a single drop off space, and a ramp at the down end runs to a gravel area beside a sports oval. By September 2008 an automatic signal was provided for up trains at the departure end of the platform, to prevent the activation of the adjacent level crossing when trains stop.

The station cost $1.15 million, jointly funded by the State Government and Deakin University. On opening the station was only served by two trains a week, at times designed to cater for students - the up Warrnambool on a Friday evening, and the down Warrnambool on a Sunday night. From March 2007 the timetable was altered for 28 trains a week to stop at the station, this being two trains a day in each direction. The only trains not to stop are the midday up and down services Monday - Saturday.


2005 Opened
Line Opened
February 4, 1890 Line opened Terang to Warrnambool



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