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Merredin
Prospectors meet at Merredin 2014.jpg
Prospectors cross at Merredin in April 2014
Location Barrack Street, Merredin
Coordinates 31°28′55″S 118°16′44″E / 31.482°S 118.279°E / -31.482; 118.279Coordinates: 31°28′55″S 118°16′44″E / 31.482°S 118.279°E / -31.482; 118.279
Owned by Transwa
Operated by Transwa
Line(s) Eastern Goldfields Railway
Distance 284.20 kilometres from Perth
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed
History
Opened 1895 (original)
Services
Preceding station Transwa Trains Transwa Following station
Hines Hill
towards East Perth
MerredinLink Terminus
Prospector Burracoppin
towards Kalgoorlie
Official name Merredin Railway Station Group
Type State Registered Place
Designated 26 February 1999
Reference no. 1577

Merredin railway station is located on the Eastern Goldfields Railway in Western Australia. It is in the town of Merredin.

History

The original Merredin station opened in 1895. It was an important station on the Eastern Goldfields Railway, being the junction station for lines to Narrembeen, Bruce Rock, Northam, Southern Cross and Nungarin and had an extensive yard. Today lines extend south from Merredin south to Narrogin and Kondinin.

When the line was converted to standard gauge in the late 1960s, a new station was built diagonally opposite. The original station is used as a museum. Exhibits include a G class steam locomotive and TA class diesel locomotive.

Passenger services

Transwa's MerredinLink and Prospector services stop at Merredin, at least one service each day.

The Indian Pacific also passes here, running once a week each way between East Perth and Sydney Central, but does not stop at the station.

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