Thomastown railway station, Melbourne

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Thomastown
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Eastern side in June 2012
LocationStation Street, Thomastown
Australia
Coordinates 37°40′49″S145°00′51″E / 37.6803°S 145.0142°E / -37.6803; 145.0142 Coordinates: 37°40′49″S145°00′51″E / 37.6803°S 145.0142°E / -37.6803; 145.0142
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Mernda
Distance19.07 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking310
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station codeTSN
Fare zone Myki Zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened23 December 1889
Rebuilt2011
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Metro Trains  Following station
towards  Flinders Street
Mernda line
towards  Mernda

Thomastown railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Thomastown, and opened on 23 December 1889. [1] A completely redeveloped Thomastown station was opened in late 2011.

The Mernda railway line is a commuter rail passenger train service in Melbourne, Australia. It operates between Flinders Street in the Melbourne central business district and Mernda through the northern suburbs including East Melbourne, Richmond, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Fitzory North, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thomastown, Lalor, Epping, South Morang and Mernda. The service is part of the Public Transport Victoria metropolitan rail network.

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, thus making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 4.9 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Thomastown was originally served by country trains on the line to Whittlesea. Electrification and suburban trains were extended along 4.4 kilometres of single track to the station in 1929, paid for by a land developer, who paid for the works, and who also guaranteed against operating losses. [2] From 1931, it was the terminus of the AEC railmotor service from Whittlesea, remaining so until electric suburban services were extended to Lalor in November 1959, and services beyond discontinued and the line closed. [3]

Whittlesea railway station, Melbourne

Whittlesea was the original terminus station on the Melbourne - Whittlesea line, which opened in 1889. Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia.

AEC railmotor

The AEC railmotor was the first generally successful railmotor built for the Victorian Railways in south-eastern Australia. 19 vehicles were built from 1922 through 1925, along with 24 trailer vehicles built to a similar design.

Lalor railway station railway station in Lalor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lalor railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Lalor, and opened in October 1949 as Rail Motor Stopping Place 77. It was renamed Lalor on 27 August 1952.

Much of the yard east of the station was abolished in the late 1980s. [4] It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1996. [5]

A premium station is a category of railway station on Melbourne's railway network, operated by Metro Trains Melbourne. In terms of station standards, a premium station is a high standard station has better staffing and facilities than standard stations. Of the 207 stations in Melbourne's railway network, there are 82 premium stations, in addition to the five City Loop stations.

A VicRoads park & ride upgrade opened in early 2007, with an additional 100 car spaces opened to the south-east of the station, taking the total to 330.

VicRoads or the Roads Corporation of Victoria is a statutory corporation which is the road and traffic authority in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is responsible for maintenance and construction of the arterial road network, as well as driver licensing and vehicle registration. VicRoads has broad responsibility for road safety policy and research. It is also responsible for regulating the accident towing industry in Victoria.

As part of the duplication of the line from Keon Park to Epping, a second side platform was added, and the existing station rebuilt. The current station opened on 28 November 2011. [6] [7]

Keon Park railway station railway station in Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Keon Park railway station is located on the Mernda line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Thomastown, and opened on 16 December 1929 as Keonpark. It was renamed Keon Park in February 1972.

Epping railway station, Melbourne railway station in Epping, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Epping railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Epping. It opened on 23 December 1889, as a station on the line to Whittlesea.

Platforms & services

Thomastown has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Mernda line services. [8]

Metro Trains Melbourne Public transport operator in Melbourne, Australia

Metro Trains Melbourne, known colloquially as simply Metro, is the franchised operator of the suburban railway network in Melbourne, Australia. Metro Trains Melbourne is a joint venture between MTR Corporation (60%), John Holland Group (20%) and UGL Rail (20%).

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Dyson's Bus Services operates six routes via Thomastown station:

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