Wattle Glen railway station

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Wattle Glen
Wattle Glen station.jpg
Looking north in August 2014
Other namesWattleglen
LocationHurstbridge Road, Wattle Glen
Australia
Coordinates 37°39′50″S145°10′54″E / 37.6640°S 145.1816°E / -37.6640; 145.1816 Coordinates: 37°39′50″S145°10′54″E / 37.6640°S 145.1816°E / -37.6640; 145.1816
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Hurstbridge
Distance35.06 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking53
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeWTT
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened25 June 1912
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers55,000 (2011)
Services
Preceding station  Metro Trains  Following station
towards  Flinders Street
Hurstbridge line
Terminus

Wattleglen railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Wattle Glen, and opened on 25 June 1912 as Balee. It was renamed Wattleglen on 14 August 1922. [1] [2] In 2011/12, it was the least used station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 55,000 passenger movements. [3]

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.

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 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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Although the railway station signage and the operator's public timetables [4] have, and continue to give the name of the station as two words, sources, such as VicNames, and the operator's internal working time tables, give the official spelling of the station as Wattleglen. [5] It is unclear why the suburb was made two words, after the Post Office was renamed from Diamond Creek Upper on 1 November 1922, and after the station was renamed (as one word) two and a half months earlier.

The former station building was destroyed by fire in 1979. [6]

Platforms & services

Wattleglen has one platform. 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:

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Panorama Coaches operates one route via Wattleglen station:

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References

  1. Balee was changed to Wattleglen (one word) on 14 August 1922 as advised by Victorian Railways Weekly Notice No. 32 of 1922
  2. Wattle Glen station profile on VICSIG
  3. Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  4. 1 2 "Hurstbridge Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. http://maps.land.vic.gov.au/lassi/VicnamesUI.jsp
  6. "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1979. p. 174.
  7. "343 Hurstbridge - Greensborough via Diamond Creek Station". Public Transport Victoria.