Creswick railway station facts for kids
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|PTV regional rail station|
Train on station platform, looking south in 2010
Creswick, Victoria 3363
|Distance||174.48 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|12 September 1993||Closed|
|25 July 2010||Reopened|
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Creswick railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Creswick opening in 1874. The station closed on 12 September 1993 when The Vinelander was withdrawn and replaced by road coaches. It reopened on 25 July 2010 when passenger services were restored to Maryborough.
The platform is located on the eastern side of the line, with a steel shelter provided for waiting passengers. A heritage listed station building, platform and signal box also exist on the western side of the line; with a pedestrian subway passing underneath the tracks at the southern end. The original station building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. A goods shed is also located on the site, with no tracks connected.
When the return of passenger services was announced the State Government said that the cost to upgrade the platform for wheelchair access was too high, resulting in the construction of a new platform instead.
In 2010 local residents proposed the disused station building be developed into a community hub, with the support of the Hepburn Shire Council and VicTrack.
The junction for a branch line to Daylesford was approximately 1.6 kilometres north of Creswick at North Creswick station. This branch was constructed in the 1880s and operated until 1952 when it was cut back to Newlyn. This was further truncated to Allendale in 1976 and closed completely in 1985.
Platforms & services
Creswick has one platform. It is serviced by V/Line Maryborough line services.
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