Warrenheip railway station, Victoria


Warrenheip railway station, Victoria

VictorianClosedRailwayStation
NAME= Warrenheip
IMAGELINK=VLine VLocity Warrenheip.jpg
CAPTION = V/Line VLocity train passing the junction at Warrenheip
LINE=Serviceton
DISTANCE=107.20 km
PLATFORMS= 1
TRACKS= 2
STATUS=Closed
OPENED=February 1 1873
CLOSED=October 4, 1981

Warrenheip is a closed station located in the town of Warrenheip, on the Serviceton railway line in Victoria, Australia. The Geelong-Ballarat line junctions off at the down end of the former station.

The line though the station opened in 1862, on the double track railway from Geelong to Ballarat.cite web
url=http://www.railgeelong.com/lineguide/geelong
title=Rail Geelong - Geelong Line Guide
publisher=www.railgeelong.com
accessdate=2008-04-23
] The station opened in 1873, becoming a junction in 1879 when a branch line was built towards Gordon station, the direct line to Melbourne not completed until 1889. [cite web
url=http://www.vrhistory.com/Locations/A070-Warrenheip.pdf
title=Warrenheip station
work=Victorian Station Histories
author=Andrew Waugh
publisher=www.vrhistory.com
accessdate=2008-04-23
] The station was one of 35 closed to passenger traffic on October 4, 1981 as part of the "New Deal" timetable for country passengers.cite journal | year = 2006 | month = October | title = 'New Deal' for County Passengers - 25 years on | author = Scott Martin and Chris Banger | journal = Newsrail | publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division) | pages = page 319 ] In 1995 the double line from Ballarat to Warrenheip was converted to two parallel and independent lines, and the junction abolished. An unattended crossing loop remains on the line to Geelong. [cite web
url=http://www.vline.com.au/pdf/rna/north_geelong_to_yelta.pdf
work=V/Line ~ Network Access ~ Information Pack
title=North Geelong to Yelta
publisher=www.vline.com.au
type=PDF
publisher=www.vline.com.au
accessdate=2008-04-23
]

References

VictorianClosedStations
Line1=Serviceton line
Previous1=Bungaree
Next1=Ballarat East
Line2=Geelong-Ballarat line
Next2=Ballarat East
Previous2=Navigator


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