Werribee Racecourse Station

Station
Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 33.720 km
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Opened: 1884
Closed: 1995

A station was provided at Werribee Racecourse for the convenience of patrons at the adjacent racecourse. The station consisted of a single platform on the West (usually Melbourne bound) line.

The Wyndham Racing Course was established in 1861, and closed during the 1890s, but reopened in 1912 as the Werribee Racing Club. The railway station was opened by 1890.

Stanchions were erected along the line to the station as part of the Werribee Electrification works, but no wires were ever strung. Among there reasons, was that the ATC safeworking system used on the line does not permit the termination and reversal of a train once inside the section.

The last use of the station was in the early 1990s, and the station was closed when the adjacent Standard Gauge line cut off access to the platform.

Events


1884 Opened
1995 Closed
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
Track Amplified
October 25, 1970 Line duplicated Werribee to Little River

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Photos


Nine of 13 images found displayed. Click them to enlarge.

Looking down the line

April 12, 2008

Looking up the line

April 12, 2008

From the south

Two broad gauge lines in foreground, looking towards Geelong

April 12, 2008

Station signs

You can just see the V/Line orange under the graffiti

April 12, 2008

From the south

Two broad gauge lines in foreground, looking towards Melbourne

April 12, 2008

From the north

Standard gauge line in foreground

April 12, 2008

Looking back towards Geelong

February 27, 2008

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