Bold idea to save historic bridge with Inland Rail project
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WANGARATTA Railway Station would have a sunken platform and lower track under plans being mooted to save the station’s heritage listed railway footbridge from being a casualty of the Inland Rail project.

The Cusack Street footbridge, in service since 1888/89, together with the Docker Street footbridge, are both earmarked to be removed, to make way for the double-stacked freight trains to run between Melbourne and Brisbane.

In the footbridges’ place the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is suggesting a single, central footbridge, to be accessed via steps and twin-shafted elevators at either end instead of current ramps.


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