Bulla Hill Railway station vandalised and robbed

A beloved Bulla community asset has been vandalised and robbed, costing the volunteer organisation that runs it up to $1400.

Members of the Tullamarine Live Steam Society arrived at Bulla Hill Railway station early on Sunday, March 18, to find the station building had been broken into, and the Eftpos machine and money float stolen.

Society president Kris Siderov said the thieves had drilled the lock out of the security door, and then kicked in the door.

He said the incident had occurred some time after members were at the station on the evening of Wednesday, March 14.

Mr Siderov said the society estimated the incident had put it back around $1200-1400, including the damage to the doors and cash.

“After this experience the ‘float’ will no longer be kept on site,” he said.

He said the loss would delay the railway station’s projects by a couple of months.

“It’s a real pain in the butt,” he said. “All funds from the ticket sales get put back into projects.”

Mr Siderov said the group was “stunned by the number of people who offered to help out” after hearing about the incident.

He thanked the community for its support, and said anyone could help by attending the Bulla Hill Railway open days, which take place on the third Sunday of the month.

The next will be held on Sunday, April 15.