Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

PLEASE NOTE: DURING FEBRUARY WE ONLY OPERATE SUNDAY SERVICES
We apologise for any inconvenience - Regular Wednesday & Sunday running begins again in March - check out our Timetable Page for details

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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: DURING FEBRUARY WE ONLY OPERATE SUNDAY SERVICES
We apologise for any inconvenience - Regular Wednesday & Sunday running begins again in March - check out our Timetable Page for details

Please Note:With the prediction of High Fire Danger this coming summer season, the VGR will begin running Heritage Diesel Hauled Trains from 29th December until the end of February 2020.
We do reserve the right to use a Heritage Diesel Engine at any time if the conditions are not suitable to the use of Steam.

We are in a very high fire danger area and 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


February, 2020

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^ - Labour Day Public Holiday
Vic School Holidays 28th March 2020 to 13th April 2020
* - Ales on Rails / Excursion Services



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* - Ales on Rails / Excursion Services



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! - 24TH MAY 2020 NO REGULAR TRAINS DUE TO SPECIAL FUNCTION
# - Victorian Colonial Express
* - Ales on Rails / Excursion Services


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^ - Murder on the Orient Express
* - Ales on Rails / Excursion Services



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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.