Toorak railway station

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Toorak
Toorak Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view from platform 1 in June 2014
LocationBeatty Avenue, Armadale
Coordinates 37°51′04″S145°00′50″E / 37.8510°S 145.0140°E / -37.8510; 145.0140 Coordinates: 37°51′04″S145°00′50″E / 37.8510°S 145.0140°E / -37.8510; 145.0140
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Distance7.91 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks4
ConnectionsTram
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeTOR
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened7 May 1879
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Hawksburn Frankston line Armadale
towards Frankston

Toorak railway station is a railway station on the Gippsland line in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Armadale (despite the name), opening on 7 May 1879. [1]

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Freight traffic was withdrawn at Toorak on 30 June 1977. [2]

As the station is located in Armadale, suggestions have been raised in the past about renaming the station, including naming the station after Albert Jacka, Australia's first recipient of the Victoria Cross, and was mayor of the nearby City of St Kilda. [3]

Platforms & services

Toorak has four platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston [4] line services.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platforms 3 & 4:

Yarra Trams operates one route via Toorak station:

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References

  1. Toorak Vicsig
  2. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1977. p. 183.
  3. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1976. p. 138.
  4. "Frankston Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. "72 Melbourne University - Camberwell". Public Transport Victoria.