Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

Victorian Goldfields Railway
coronavirus COVID-19 update - 23 March 2020

We know this is a challenging time for all as we continue to receive updates and follow the Australian and Victorian Government's advice surrounding this global health emergency.

Like many other organisations, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers, staff and the community is our top priority.

As a result, the decision has been made to suspend all advertised VGR passenger services from the 23rd March 2020 until 30 June 2020.

Thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to a time when it is safe to resume normal passenger operations and engage in normal community activities.

What are my Travel Options?

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From Maldon    We leave Maldon at 10.30am and 2.45 pm.
*The 10.30am train spends 45 minutes at Castlemaine to turn the engine and returns you to Maldon at 12.45pm. Or you may choose to stay on in Castlemaine for the afternoon and catch the later 4.00 pm train back to Maldon arriving at 4.45pm.
*The 2.45pm train gives half an hour at Castlemaine and returns you to Maldon at 4.45 pm

From Castlemaine    We leave Castlemaine at 12.00 pm.
*You have 2 hours to explore Maldon and have lunch and we return you to Castlemaine by 3.30pm.
*VGR trains connect with V/Line fast trains to and from Melbourne at Castlemaine station. View V/line timetables
*Castlemaine is less than 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne by road up the Calder Freeway.

Travel Suggestion... To enjoy a great day out, drive or catch the V/line train to Castlemaine to connect with our late morning (12.00 pm) train to Maldon where you have 2 hours to enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the cafes or pubs and explore the lovely little goldfields town. Then relax on the 2.45 pm departure from Maldon, maybe enjoying a drink from the bar in first class, before arriving back at Castlemaine in the mid afternoon (3.30pm) connecting with V/line services.

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Please note discount vouchers are available only for our regular train services on Wednesdays and Sundays and some holiday Saturdays. The valid days are coloured blue on this timetable
The vouchers are NOT available for any special or event trains.

Please ensure you arrive 20-30 mins prior to departure time


Click on Coloured Dates for Train Times -

Please Note:We are in a very high fire danger area and we reserve the right to use a Heritage Diesel Locomotive on days of very high fire danger. This is one of the ways we can help ensure the safety of our passengers, railway staff and local communities of Maldon, Castlemaine & surrounds. - View our Summer Running Policy



March, 2020

STEAM HAULED

As a result of Australian and Victorian Government's advice surrounding the global COVID-19 pandmeic, the decision has been made to suspend all advertised VGR passenger services from 23rd March until 30 June 2020.


April, 2020

As a result of Australian and Victorian Government's advice surrounding the global COVID-19 pandmeic, the decision has been made to suspend all advertised VGR passenger services from 23rd March until 30 June 2020.



May, 2020

As a result of Australian and Victorian Government's advice surrounding the global COVID-19 pandmeic, the decision has been made to suspend all advertised VGR passenger services from 23rd March until 30 June 2020.


June, 2020

As a result of Australian and Victorian Government's advice surrounding the global COVID-19 pandmeic, the decision has been made to suspend all advertised VGR passenger services from 23rd March until 30 June 2020.



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Special Events, etc.. Trains operate to special timings for Special Events, Meal and Evening Trains.


Need more information?
Contact the VGR Office on:
info@vgr.com.au
for details and group bookings.