Avenel railway station, Victoria

Avenel railway station is located on the North East line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Avenel, and opened on 20 November 1872.[1]

Avenel
Southbound view in July 2018
LocationQueen Street, Avenel
Australia
Coordinates36°53′37″S 145°13′46″E
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)North East
Distance115.96 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeAVL
Fare zoneMyki Zone 8
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened20 November 1872
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Albury line
towards Albury

The station is now under the care of a group of local volunteers,[2] who meet every Friday morning to maintain the station and surrounding gardens. They have also restored the building, including the McKenzie & Holland lever frame.

History

Avenel station opened with the line on 20 November 1872, with a 200 feet (61 m) long platform, temporary station buildings, and a large goods shed. In 1875, the goods shed was destroyed by fire, and was replaced following year. A permanent station building was provided in 1881, which had been replaced by the 1970s.[3]

Platform 1, which faced the former broad gauge track on the eastern side, was originally on a loop siding off the main line, with the main line slewed to its present location during rationalisation of the yard.[3]

During July 1997, a number of roads were abolished, as well as all signals, effectively leaving Avenel as a "through" station.[4]

As part of the North East Rail Revitalisation Project, a second platform was constructed on the 1960s built standard gauge line, in conjunction with the standard gauge conversion of the existing broad gauge track. It was completed in August 2010.[5][6][7]

Former station Mangalore was located between Avenel and Seymour, while Monea, Locksley, Longwood and Creighton stations were located between Avenel and Euroa.

Platforms & services

Avenel has two side platforms. It is serviced by V/Line Albury line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References

  1. Avenel Vicsig
  2. "Stationeers Program". Sustainability Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 96. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
  4. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1997. p. 354.
  5. Program of Works South Improvement Alliance
  6. $500 million rail link upgrade for Victoria's north-east The Age 30 May 2008
  7. North East rail project will bring local and national benefits Archived 29 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine Australian Rail Track Corporation 13 March 2009
  8. Albury - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
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