Coolaroo railway station
Southbound view in June 2010
|Address||Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo|
|Distance||19.31 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Opened||6 June 2010|
|Station status||Unstaffed station|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
The Government of Victoria set aside $38 million for the construction of the station in the 2007/08 budget, Completion was expected in 2010, with the project re-announced as part of the state government Victorian Transport Plan of December 2008. Although long proposed, the station was built separately to the 2007 electrification of the Broadmeadows to Craigieburn line.
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.
Broadmeadows Bus Service operates one route via Coolaroo station:
Transdev Bus services: SmartBus Route 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport off Pascoe Vale Road.
- Coolaroo Vicsig
- "More peak hour services for Melbourne’s south east". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
- New metropolitan railway stations Department of Infrastructure
- "Coolaroo Train Project". Victorian Transport Plan. www4.transport.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-12-08.[dead link]
- Route 540 Upfield - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria
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