Coolaroo railway station

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Coolaroo
Coolaroo railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Southbound view in June 2010
Station statistics
Address Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo
Coordinates 37°39′36″S 144°55′34″E / 37.660°S 144.926°E / -37.660; 144.926Coordinates: 37°39′36″S 144°55′34″E / 37.660°S 144.926°E / -37.660; 144.926
Line(s) Craigieburn
Distance 19.31 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 3
Parking 490
Other information
Opened 6 June 2010
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CLO
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 2
Station status Unstaffed station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
toward Craigieburn
Location
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Coolaroo railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Coolaroo opening on 6 June 2010.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Government of Victoria set aside $38 million for the construction of the station in the 2007/08 budget,[3] Completion was expected in 2010,[3] with the project re-announced as part of the state government Victorian Transport Plan of December 2008.[4] Although long proposed, the station was built separately to the 2007 electrification of the Broadmeadows to Craigieburn line.[3]

The railway past the site of Coolaroo station opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. Work on the slewing of the parallel standard gauge track commenced in December 2008 and was completed by January 2009 to allow construction of Platform 1. Work on the lift wells was underway by August, with the main span of the footbridge lifted into place in October 2009.

The station was opened by Premier of Victoria John Brumby and Minister for Transport Martin Pakula on 6 June 2010.

Transport links[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates one route via Coolaroo station:

Transdev Bus services: SmartBus Route 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport off Pascoe Vale Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coolaroo Vicsig
  2. ^ "More peak hour services for Melbourne’s south east". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b c New metropolitan railway stations Department of Infrastructure
  4. ^ "Coolaroo Train Project". Victorian Transport Plan. www4.transport.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-12-08. [dead link]
  5. ^ Route 540 Upfield - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria