Kilmore East railway station
Kilmore East railway station is located on the North East line in Victoria, Australia, serving the town of Kilmore East. It opened on 18 April 1872. The town of Kilmore is located some distance to the west at a much higher elevation, and was unable to be served directly by the main line railway.
Ogradys Road, Kilmore East|
|Distance||63.49 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki Zone 3/4 Overlap|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||18 April 1872|
A quarry siding is located at the Down end of this station, which is used for the Apex quarry product train. A disused goods shed is also located at the station. The station has a manned signal box.
The station opened as Kilmore on 18 April 1872, the line having opened in the same year, as part of the North East line to Wodonga. Located two miles east of the town, the locality had been surveyed for a new town to be called Gavan Duffy, but this did not eventuate. The opening of a branch line from Kilmore Junction to Kilmore in 1888 saw the station renamed Kilmore East, with the name Kilmore applied to a station closer to town on the new line.
A timber building was provided on the Down platform in 1878, to replace four temporary structures. A temporary refreshment room operated at the station in 1873, until those at Seymour station were opened. The present station building dates to 1939. By 1878 a number of sidings for timber loading existed, and interlocking of signals was provided in 1899. A new lever frame was provided in 1914 when more sidings were added. The former locomotive water tank was dismantled on 7 April 1973.
The quarry siding was opened three kilometres north of Kilmore East in 1976, but the majority of the other sidings had been removed by the late 1980s.
Construction of a seven kilometre long passing lane on the parallel standard gauge line commenced in 2008. Part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation's Melbourne-Sydney upgrade project, the extended passing loop runs from south of Kilmore East station north, towards Broadford.
Platforms & servicesEdit
Mitchell Transit operates one route to and from Kilmore East station:
- Kilmore Town Service
- Kilmore East Vicsig
- Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 90. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
- Andrew Waugh. "Victorian Station Histories - Kilmore East" (PDF). VR History. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
- "Way and Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1973. p. 93.
- Program of Works South Improvement Alliance
- Seymour - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
- Kilmore Town Service Public Transport Victoria