Corio Railway Station

Corio railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the northern Geelong suburb of Corio, although the station is situated about a kilometre from the nearest residential developments in the area.

Corio railway station is located on the Port Fairy line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the northern Geelong suburb of Corio, although the station is situated about a kilometre from the nearest residential developments in the area.

The station opened on 15 September 1890 as Cowie's Creek, being renamed Cowie on 9 May 1904 and Corio on 1 December 1913.

A siding just north of the School Road level crossing was opened in April 1912, and a tramway was constructed from there to the new Corio site of Geelong Grammar School, to facilitate the carting of building materials.[4] At the end of 1913, the station was moved 400 metres down the line in conjunction with the establishment of a crossing loop on the single track.[3] The relocation of Geelong Grammar School to its new site on 8 January 1914 helped to further increase the station's importance. A station-master's residence was constructed, and a station-master and assistant station-master were appointed.

In the early 1950s, Corio's role was boosted by the construction of the Shell Refinery, with its associated sidings, immediately adjacent to the station. In February 1959 the line from North Geelong to Corio was duplicated. When duplication was extended to Lara on 9 September 1981, a new island platform and station building were provided.

The Western standard gauge line passes to the west of the station.