VicTrack has stated it does not plan to rebuild the 130-year-old building at Murchison East Railway Station that was destroyed by fire last month.JENNA BISHOP July 17, 2014 3:45am
There are no plans to rebuild or develop the site of a former Murchison East Railway Station building after fire destroyed it last month.
A blaze started in the unused historic timber building at the station on June 4, causing an estimated $350
The adjoining newer shelter was not damaged in the fire and no V/Line services were disrupted.
Custodial owner of Victoria’s rail land and assets VicTrack said it had no plans to rebuild the 130-year-old station building. Senior communications adviser Nicola Holland said the organisation had worked with the local council to ensure the safety of the site following the fire.
‘‘We have demolished the Murchison East station building and have no plans to rebuild it,’’ she said.
Ms Holland said plans for future use of the site would come under the jurisdiction of rail operator V/Line.
‘‘We intend to include the land in the Regional Infrastructure Lease, which will place it under the management of V/Line,’’ she said.
‘‘The rail operator will decide on any future transport use for the land.’’
Shepparton police Criminal Investigation Unit Senior Constable Peter Aitken said investigations into the fire were ongoing.
Police deemed the blaze suspicious after it was believed to have started in the northern end of the building about 5
‘‘We would like to speak to anyone who has any information or saw anyone acting suspicious, especially at the northern end of the platform, near where the fire started,’’ Sen Const Aitken said.
Police have also spoken to nearby residents and passengers on a service that arrived at the station about the time the fire was lit.
‘‘We’ve identified and spoken to all the people who got off the train and they’ve been removed from our inquiries,’’ he said.
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