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Broadford railway station

Broadford railway station is located on the North East line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Broadford, and opened on 18 April 1872.[1]

Broadford
Broadford Railway Station.JPG
Station front in June 2013
Location High Street, Broadford
Australia
Coordinates 37°12′26″S 145°02′34″E / 37.2073°S 145.0428°E / -37.2073; 145.0428Coordinates: 37°12′26″S 145°02′34″E / 37.2073°S 145.0428°E / -37.2073; 145.0428
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by V/Line
Line(s) North East
Mansfield
Distance 75.17 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code BRF
Fare zone Myki zone 4/5 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 18 April 1872
Rebuilt 1960
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Shepparton line
towards Seymour or Shepparton

Contents

HistoryEdit

Broadford station was opened with the North East line to Wodonga in 1872. The duplication of the line was carried out north to Tallarook in 1883, and then south to Wandong in 1886.[2]

The first station building was provided in 1878, and for many years, the station had two goods sheds, one each side of the line, along with lengthy platforms for timber traffic. In 1909, these were removed, and a cool store erected.[3]

The present station building dates to 1960, when the station was rebuilt, to accommodate the standard gauge line. For the same reason, the goods shed, crane and livestock race were relocated to the west side of the main line.[3] The majority of goods sidings have since been removed,[2] along with a number of points leading into the sidings.[4]

Broadford Loop opened on the parallel standard gauge line in 1962, along with the line.[2]

Platforms & servicesEdit

Broadford has two side platforms. It is serviced by V/Line Seymour line services.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadford Vicsig
  2. ^ a b c Andrew Waugh. "Victorian Station Histories - Broadford" (PDF). VR History. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 90, 126. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1988. p. 186. 
  5. ^ Seymour - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria

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