MELBOURNE - GEELONG - WARRNAMBOOL PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE
About WEST COAST RAILWAY 
WEST COAST RAILWAY is the trading name adopted by the Victorian Railway
Company Pty. Ltd. A privately owned company, WEST COAST RAILWAY operates
passenger train services between Melbourne and Warrnambool, in the State of
Victoria, Australia. 

The company was formed in 1993, when the Victorian Government offered long
distance country rail services to private operators. 

While several rail services were replaced by road coaches, WEST COAST
RAILWAY successfully tendered to maintain the South-West region's rail service,
thus giving new life to a region serviced by rail for over 100 years. 

The company is contracted to the Victorian Department of Infrastructure, who
specifically service requirements which must be met. 

Services originate at Melbourne's Spencer Street Station, hub of the rural train
network. Rural centres Geelong, Winchelsea, Birregurra, Colac, Camperdown and
Terang are serviced en-route to Warrnambool. 

Coach connections are provided to The Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy, Portland,
Mount Gambier, Hamilton, Coleraine and Casterton. Route distance is 267km (166
miles). 

WEST COAST RAILWAY trains are staffed by WCR Conductors and Caterers, while
train drivers are currently provided by V-Line Passenger Corporation under a leasing
arrangement. 

All locomotives and carriages are owned and maintained by the company. 

Head Office is located at Geelong, while maintenance facilities are located at
Warrnambool and Ballarat East (120km WNW of Melbourne, linked by rail from
Melbourne and Geelong).
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