Terang Station

Station
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Junction with: Mortlake Line
Distance from Melbourne: 220.785 km
Track Diagram: View
Google Maps: Satellite /  Map
Opened: April 23, 1887

Terang was once the junction of the line north to Mortlake. The junction was at the down end of the yard and faced Melbourne. Today the yard has been heavily rationalised, with just the original brick station building, and a single dead end siding facing Geelong.

The 1929 track chart of the line showed the platform on the southern (down) side of the line, opposite a four road yard and goods platform. A dock platform facing Mortlake and Warrnambool was located behind the main platform. The yard had a number of dead end extensions, as well as a 50 foot turntable.

In 1944 the Mortlake line tracks between Terang and the physical junction of the lines was removed, with a set of points between the two lines provided at Mortlake Junction. 800 feet of the line was retained as a dead end extension of number 2 road. The same year the carriage dock was abolished.

In June 1982 number 4 road was abolished, as well as the dock road, and the dead end extension of number 2 road.

Events


April 23, 1887 Opened
Line Opened
April 23, 1887 Line opened Camperdown to Terang
February 4, 1890 Line opened Terang - Warrnambool
Track Amplified
January 20, 1944 Line singled Terang to Mortlake Junction
Safeworking
February 4, 1890 Staff and Ticket provided Terang - Mortlake
June 5, 1911 Garvoc opened. Large Electric Staff section now Terang - Garvoc
May 30, 1929 Miniature Electric Staff provided Boorcan - Terang
April 24, 1933 Garvoc opened in Composite Electric Staff section Terang - Panmure
May 16, 1940 Panmure opened in Composite Electric Staff section Terang - Warrnambool
May 16, 1940 Allansford opened in Composite Electric Staff section Terang - Warrnambool
(August 17, 1954) Boorcan opened in Composite Electric Staff section Camperdown - Terang
January 17, 1967 Panmure closed in Composite Electric Staff section Terang - Warrnambool
(November 13, 1988) Train Order Working provided Camperdown - Terang - Warrnambool
Line Closed
August 1, 1978 Line closed Terang to Mortlake

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Diagrams


NOTE: Diagrams are not to scale.

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Photos


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Former Simpson Street level crossing in Terang

Replaced by an upgraded pedestrian crossing, motorists have been redirected ~200 metres to a neighbouring crossing

May 17, 2017

Looking south over the Seymour Street level crossing

Note the 'Boom Gates for Rail Crossings' sign, but no boom gates!

May 17, 2017

Former Simpson Street level crossing in Terang

Replaced by an upgraded pedestrian crossing, motorists have been redirected ~200 metres to a neighbouring crossing

May 17, 2017

Signage directing motorists away from the former Simpson Street level crossing

The unprotected level crossing was replaced by an upgraded pedestrian crossing

May 17, 2017

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