Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat
Ballarat Railway Station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Ballarat opening on 11 April 1862.See Ballarat Railway Station and all Ballarat has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ballarat trip itinerary planning site .
The extensive building complex is of major architectural and historical significance to Ballarat with most of its original 19th-century features intact. Preserved historic features include the largest surviving interlocking mechanical swing gates in Victoria at Lydiard Street, signal boxes and goods sheds and it is one of only three stations in Victoria to have had a 19th-century train shed .
Disused stations Ballarat East, Warrenheip, Bungaree and Gordon are located between Ballarat and Ballan.
Construction on Ballarat West Railway Station began in 1862 with the original buildings constructed at a cost of almost 22,000 pounds with the original railway line to Melbourne going via Geelong to service the booming Ballarat goldfields.
A bluestone engine shed was built to the south and the goods shed to the north were added in 1863. In 1877 the footbridge and waiting rooms on the south side were added,. In 1885, hand operated railway gates were added at Lydiard Street, along with the "B" signal box used to operate it on the western side.
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Ballarat station is beautiful. A great way to arrive in this great town as it gives you a sense of the beauty that is to follow. Worth a look through as it really feels like you've stepped back in tim... more »
Checked out the station at the heritage weekend last year what a truely remarkable building, how amazing it was with a steam train running just fabulous more »
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