Warncoort Loop

Crossing Loop
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 137.884 km
Track Diagram: View
Opened: April 17, 2014

At the 2010 state election the Liberal National Coalition promised to spend $10 million to build a new crossing loop between Marshall and Warrnambool, as well as restoring the removed crossing loop at Colac. In February 2013 it was announced that the new 1,200 metre long loop would be built at Warncoort.

Warncoort Loop has signals remotely controlled from Centrol in Melbourne, with each road being 650 metres long between home signals, but due to additional length being provided between the signals and the fouling point, two 950 metre long trains can cross in the loop.

Events


April 17, 2014 Opened
Line Opened
July 27, 1877 Line opened Birregurra to Colac
Safeworking
April 17, 2014 Warncoort Loop opened. Train Order Working section now Moriac Block Point - Warncoort Loop - Camperdown

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Photos


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Princes Highway level crossing still in use for now

To be replaced by twin bridges as part of the Princes Highway duplication project

May 17, 2017

Piling works underway for a pair of new road over rail bridges

Part of the Princes Highway duplication project - two new carriageways to be built on the eastern side of the existing road

May 17, 2017

Piling works underway for a pair of new road over rail bridges

Part of the Princes Highway duplication project - two new carriageways to be built on the eastern side of the existing road

May 17, 2017

Looking south towards the Princes Highway level crossing

Duplication works well underway, with two new carriageways to be built on the eastern side of the existing road

May 17, 2017

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