Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat

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Ballarat Railway Station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Ballarat opening on 11 April 1862.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.HistoryConstruction 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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  • We took a walking tour with Andrew of Ballarat Heritage Tours and this was one of the stops along the way. He does a very informative tour of downtown with hints of other activities in which to partic...  more »
  • Stands tall at the northern end of Lydiard Street. Dating back to the late 1800s this grand historic building can easily be incorporated inrto exploration of the area, Thanks for the vote if you found...  more »
  • When we visit Ballarat I often travel to and from Melbourne by train - a first class service. On time, modern clean train, very helpful station staff, good cafe for the morning service.  more »
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