Murchison East railway station

Murchison East railway station is located on the Shepparton railway line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Murchison, and opened on 13 January 1880.[1][2]

Murchison East
Northbound view in July 2007. The original station building has since been demolished due to a fire.
LocationCassidys Road, Murchison
Coordinates36°36′47″S 145°14′26″E
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Tocumwal
Distance147.25 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeMST
Fare zoneMyki zone 11
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened13 January 1880
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Shepparton line
towards Shepparton

It became a junction station in September 1890 when the line to Rushworth opened, branching off at the southern end of the station. That line was later extended to Colbinabbin and Girgarre. The Rushworth line closed in 1987.[3]

The station has the longest passing loop on the line, 870 metres in length,[4] but in 2013 the loop was booked out of service due to poor track condition. A number of other sidings that serve a grain silo complex are opposite the platform.

The main timber station building had been fenced off and a new passenger shelter constructed alongside. On 4 June 2014, the station building was destroyed by fire.[5]

Flashing lights were provided at the nearby Goulburn Valley Highway level crossing in 1974. Boom barriers have since been added.[6]

The closed Wahring station was located between Murchison East and Nagambie, while the closed Arcadia and Toolamba railway stations were located between Murchison East and Mooroopna.

Platforms & services

Murchison East has one platform. It is served by V/Line Shepparton line trains.[7] Some services terminate here instead of going to Shepparton.

Platform 1:

References

  1. Murchison East Vicsig
  2. Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary.
  3. Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society: 71–76.
  4. V/Line. "Seymour to Tocumwal". Network Access Information Pack. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
  5. Toscano, Nick (4 June 2014). "Country train station destroyed by fire". The Age. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1975. p. 56.
  7. Shepparton - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
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