Warragul station track removal begins
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 04:52, Tuesday 18 February 2014
WORKERS have begun removing the railway tracks and sleepers of Warragul’s unused goods yard as part of the station precinct’s redevelopment.
Video and photos by William PJ Kulich. Gallery below.
Using specially outfitted machinery, other heavy machinery, angle grinders and sledgehammers, construction teams began tearing up the tracks early yesterday morning.
The tracks are being removed as part of the $26 million Warragul Rail Precinct Upgrade, which will see a new 200-space car park and bus interchange built on the old goods yard south of the station, a pedestrian ramp installed and more.
The yard had remained in roughly the same configuration since the early 1900s.
The historic goods shed which stood at the south of the yard was cut in two and moved to a temporary home a short distance away late last year. It will be restored as part of the project.
Last year The Warragul Citizen was told four tracks would be retained as part of the redevelopment, but a small section at the west end of one of those tracks was removed as part of yesterday’s work.
Above: lunch break.
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