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Waarrnambool Train Station

New train and coach services from January 2017

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Confirmation of a January start for the fourth daily Warrnambool-Melbourne return rail service has been welcomed by Warrnambool City Council.

The State Government recently announced a number of additional V/Line services including the fourth daily service for Warrnambool.

“This is great news and a service the Council has advocated for strongly,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Kylie Gaston said.

“The additional service will provide more convenient departure and arrival times at both the Melbourne and Warrnambool ends of the line.

“It’s great for people wanting to come to Warrnambool for shopping, study, medical appointments and visiting friends and relatives. It’s also good for South West residents heading for Geelong and Melbourne for specialist medical services and for cultural and sporting outings.”

The new weekday rail service will depart Warrnambool at 9.05am and arrive in Melbourne at 12.53pm while a new Warrnambool-bound train will depart Southern Cross at 5.13pm and arrive in Warrnambool  at 8.59pm.

A Geelong rail service on Sundays will also be extended to and from Warrnambool.

New coach services to and from Portland will connect with most rail services arriving and departing Warrnambool.

WCC Chief Executive Officer Bruce Anson said the new coach services were also critical in connecting South West towns with Warrnambool.

“It’s great for people coming into our city. Many people will no longer need to be getting up in the very early hours of the morning to link up with a train or to make their medical appointments,” Mr Anson said.

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