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Bellarine Peninsula Railway Station
Queenscliff Station, Bellarine Peninsula Railway, 05.12.2009.jpg
Looking west along the Bellarine Peninsula Railway to Queenscliff Station; at right is the Bellarine Rail Trail
Station statistics
Lines Bellarine Peninsula Railway
former Queenscliff Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 21 May 1879
May 1979 (re-opened by the Bellarine Peninsula Railway)
Closed 6 November 1976
Station status Tourist Station

Queenscliff is the terminal railway station of the Queenscliff branch line that originally branched off the main Warrnambool line near South Geelong in Victoria, Australia. The station was originally opened on 21 May 1879, the current station building constructed in 1881 and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The station was linked to Swan Island by a 3 foot gauge tramway for transport of goods between the years of 1886 and 1958.

The station was closed to all Victorian Railways services on 6 November 1976. After this date, usage of the branch line was granted to the Bellarine Peninsula Railway who re-gauged part of the track to 3'6" and commenced tourist operations from the station in May 1979 to Laker's Siding, and to Drysdale not long after. The section of the line between the Warnambool line at South Geelong and Drysdale is no longer serviceable and much of that track bed is now part of the Bellarine Rail Trail.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Drysdale   Bellarine Peninsula Railway   Terminus
    Entire line    

Coordinates: 38°15′51″S 144°39′42″E / 38.2643°S 144.6617°E / -38.2643; 144.6617

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