Thornbury railway station, Melbourne

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Thornbury
Thornbury railway station platform 2.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 2 in December 2013
LocationEthel Street, Thornbury
Australia
Coordinates 37°45′19″S144°59′54″E / 37.7552°S 144.9983°E / -37.7552; 144.9983 Coordinates: 37°45′19″S144°59′54″E / 37.7552°S 144.9983°E / -37.7552; 144.9983
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Mernda
Distance10.62 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsTram
Construction
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeTBY
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened8 October 1889
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Metro Trains  Following station
towards  Flinders Street
Mernda line
towards  Mernda

Thornbury railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Thornbury, and opened on 8 October 1889. [1]

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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During October 1987, the double line block system between Thornbury and Northcote was abolished, and replaced with three positioning signalling, [2] with all two position signals between Thornbury and Merri also abolished. [2]

Signalling block system system which enables the safe and efficient operation of railways to avoid collisions between trains

Signalling block systems enable the safe and efficient operation of railways by preventing collisions between trains. The basic principle is that a route is broken up into a series of blocks, only one train may occupy a block at a time, and that the blocks are sized to allow a train to stop within them. This ensures that a train always has time to stop before reaching another train on the same line. A block system is referred to as the method of working in the UK, method of operation in the US and safeworking in Australia.

Northcote railway station railway station in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Merri railway station railway station in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Hutton Street level crossing around 1987/1988. [3] [4]

Platforms & services

Thornbury has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Mernda line services. [5]

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:

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Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.

Platform 2:

Yarra Trams operates two routes via Thornbury station:

Yarra Trams public transport provider

Yarra Trams is the trading name of the tram network in Melbourne, which is owned by VicTrack and leased to Yarra Trams by Public Transport Victoria on behalf of the Government of Victoria. The current franchise is operated by Keolis Downer. As at May 2014, Yarra Trams operate 487 trams, across 26 tram routes and a free City Circle tourist tram, over 1,763 tram stops. With 250 km of double track, Melbourne's tram network is the largest in the world.

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References

  1. Thornbury Vicsig
  2. 1 2 "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1988. p. 27.
  3. "Northcote to Epping 1987". MetRail Signalling Diagram No 39’87. www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  4. "Northcote to Reservoir 1988". The Met Signalling Diagram No 17’88. www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  5. "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. "11 West Preston - Victoria Harbour Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. "86 Bundoora RMIT - Waterfront City Docklands". Public Transport Victoria.