Merredin railway station facts for kids
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Prospectors cross at Merredin in April 2014
|Location||Barrack Street, Merredin|
|Line(s)||Eastern Goldfields Railway|
|Distance||284.20 kilometres from Perth|
|Official name||Merredin Railway Station Group|
|Type||State Registered Place|
|Designated||26 February 1999|
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.
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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