Drouin railway station

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Drouin
PTV regional rail station
Drouin railway station.jpg
Westbound view in March 2015
General information
LocationFrancis Avenue,
Drouin, Victoria 3818
Shire of Baw Baw
Australia
Coordinates38°08′09″S 145°51′19″E / 38.1359°S 145.8553°E / -38.1359; 145.8553Coordinates: 38°08′09″S 145°51′19″E / 38.1359°S 145.8553°E / -38.1359; 145.8553
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Gippsland
Distance92.22 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, Staffed Part-Time
Station codeDRO
Fare zoneMyki Zone 6
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened1 March 1878; 144 years ago (1878-03-01)
Services
Preceding station V/Line Following station
Garfield Gippsland line Warragul
towards Bairnsdale
Longwarry Warragul
towards Traralgon

Drouin railway station is located on the Gippsland line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Drouin, and it opened on 1 March 1878.[1]

History[edit]

Drouin opened on 1 March 1878, when the line was extended from Bunyip to Moe. The station, like the township itself, was supposedly named after a Frenchman invented a chlorination process for the extraction of gold and metals from ore,[2] or an Aboriginal word meaning 'north wind'.[3]

In 1950, the line to Warragul was duplicated, and in 1952, duplication of the line to Longwarry occurred.[1] The present island platform was provided in 1958.[1]

The signal box at Drouin closed in February 1988, with the block post abolished, all fixed signals covered and lights extinguished. The interlocked signal frame was also abolished.[4] By October 1989, all former sidings and crossovers, and the associated overhead wire, were abolished, effectively leaving Drouin as a "through" station.[1]

Platforms and services[edit]

Drouin has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by V/Line Traralgon and Bairnsdale line services.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Warragul Bus Lines operates four routes via Drouin station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Drouin Vicsig
  2. ^ "Drouin". Victorian Places. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Drouin". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004.
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1988. p. 155.
  5. ^ Traralgon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ 85 Warragul Station - Drouin Station via Drouin South Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ 86 Drouin Station - Drouin North via McNeilly Rd Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Garfield Station to Traralgon Plaza Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Traralgon Station to Drouin North via TAFE Gippsland Public Transport Victoria

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