Watsonia railway station

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Watsonia
Watsonia Railway Station.jpg
The station in May 2014
Location Greensborough Highway, Watsonia
Australia
Coordinates 37°42′40″S145°05′02″E / 37.7110°S 145.0838°E / -37.7110; 145.0838 Coordinates: 37°42′40″S145°05′02″E / 37.7110°S 145.0838°E / -37.7110; 145.0838
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Hurstbridge
Distance19.92 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking350
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station codeWAT
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened23 June 1924
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Metro Trains  Following station
towards  Flinders Street
Hurstbridge line
towards  Hurstbridge

Watsonia railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Watsonia, and opened on 23 June 1924. [1]

The Hurstbridge railway line is a commuter rail passenger train service in Melbourne, Australia. It shares tracks with the Mernda railway line until Clifton Hill, then heads in a north-east direction through the cities of Yarra, Darebin and Banyule, and the Shire of Nillumbik. It serves between Flinders Street in the Melbourne central business district through the northern suburbs including East Melbourne, Richmond, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Fairfield, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Macleod, Watsonia, Greensborough, Montmorency, Eltham, Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge. 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, 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.

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The current station dates back to 1977, when this section of the line was lowered, to remove a number of level crossings, and the line duplicated between Macleod and Greensborough. [2]

Macleod railway station railway station in Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Macleod railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Macleod, and opened on 1 March 1911.

Greensborough railway station railway station in Greensborough, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Greensborough railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Greensborough opening on 5 June 1902. It was upgraded to a Premium station on 21 June 1996.

The present Greensborough Highway overpass, located at the Down end of the station, was provided in 1988/1989. [3]

Greensborough Highway is a highway in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and is an important route for north-east Melbourne.

The station was upgraded to Premium station status in 2008.

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 that 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.

Facilities, platforms and services

Watsonia station is located in a deep cutting, between the Greensborough Highway and Watsonia Road. It has one island platform, with two faces, with access to the platforms provided by a ramp. The station features a customer service window, a coffee shop, an enclosed waiting room and toilets. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Hurstbridge line services. [4]

Metro Trains Melbourne Public transport operator in Melbourne, Australia

Metro Trains Melbourne, often known simply as Metro, is the franchise operator of the electrified suburban passenger service on the Melbourne rail network. 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 two routes via Watsonia station:

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References

  1. Watsonia Vicsig
  2. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1978. p. 69.
  3. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1988. p. 186.
  4. Hurstbridge Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. Route 513 Eltham - Glenroy timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. Route 566 Lalor - Northland Public Transport Victoria