Warrnambool railway station
is located in Merri Street, in the city of Warrnambool
. It is one of two railway station in the city, the other being Sherwood Park
to the east.
It has wheelchair access and is used by V/Line
's three return passenger trains to Melbourne - Southern Cross on weekdays and Saturdays, with two return workings on Sundays. Warrnambool is also a major connecting point for V/Line road coach services to Hamilton, Mount Gambier, Portland, Port Fairy, Ballarat, a new thrice-weekly coach to Ararat via Halls Gap and on Sundays, one remaining return working to Geelong.
There is also a five nights a week freight train conveying containers between Melbourne Freight Terminal and the West vic siding just past Warrnambool. It is operated by Patrick Corporation
, a subsidiary of Asciano Limited
, who took over the service in October 2008 after El Zorro
lost the contract, who themselves took over after the withdrawal of Pacific National
in March 2008.
The line originally continued west to Port Fairy
and is now being converted into the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail
. Between 1993 and 2004 the private company West Coast Railway
operated passenger trains on the line. After their demise V/Line have been operating the... Read More