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Creswick
PTV regional rail station
Creswick station opening day 2010.jpg
Train on station platform, looking south in 2010
Location Lewers Street
Creswick, Victoria 3363
Australia
Coordinates 37°25′26″S 143°53′17″E / 37.4239°S 143.8880°E / -37.4239; 143.8880Coordinates: 37°25′26″S 143°53′17″E / 37.4239°S 143.8880°E / -37.4239; 143.8880
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) Mildura
Distance 174.48 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Train operators V/Line
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Operational, unstaffed
Station code CWK
History
Opened 1874 (1874)
Electrified No
Key dates
1874 Opened
12 September 1993 Closed
25 July 2010 Reopened
Services
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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 The station closed on 12 September 1993 when The Vinelander was withdrawn and replaced by road coaches.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.

Platform 1:

Transport Links

Creswick is also served by V/Line road coach services from Ballarat to Donald.

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