Cranbourne railway station
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Cranbourne is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Cranbourne, on the Cranbourne railway line. Classed as a Premium Station, it is in Public Transport Victoria Zone 2, and is the terminus for the line.
Cranbourne is located on Station Street and between the Camms Road and South Gippsland Highway level crossings, with station access from Station Street and South Gippsland Highway.
The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a large fibro building at the Leongatha end of the station. The building houses an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. A myki ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting area.
Six stabling sidings are provided north-west of the station, at the location of the former goods yards, for overnight storage of suburban trains. The sidings opened in November 2008 and are accessible by trains from platform 2 only.
Cranbourne station opened on 1 October 1888. The disused South Gippsland line continues from the station including the nearby High Street (South Gippsland Highway) level crossing, which has bells and lights. V/Line services to Leongatha were discontinued on 24 July 1993. The last regular train running though and beyond Cranbourne was on January 16, 1998, when the Koala Siding (near Nyora) to Spotswood station sand train ceased operation.
In November 1993 Train Order Working replaced Electric Staff safeworking to Cranbourne, then on 24 March 1995 the electrification and power signalling on the Cranbourne line was commissioned. It was a $27 million Federal Government funded project that included an upgraded Dandenong station and a new railway station.
In April 2008 work started on the construction of six train stabling sidings at Cranbourne station at a cost of $37 million, to enable more trains to run on the line at peak times without duplicating the line. The station was also upgraded to include more seating, bicycle facilities, shelters and Myki equipment. The works were completed in November of the same year.
Platforms, services and connecting bus services
Buses from Cranbourne Station
- 789 Frankston Station via Centro Karingal, Langwarrin (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 790 Frankston Station via Centro Karingal, Langwarrin (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 791 Frankston Station via Centro Karingal, Langwarrin Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 789 Cranbourne West Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 790 Cranbourne West Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 791 Cranbourne West Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 795 Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 795 Warneet circle service, via Tooradin, Blind Bight & Cannons Creek Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 796 Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 796 Clyde Operated by Cranbourne Transit circle service (run on School Days only)
- 797 Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit circle service
- 799 Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 799 Cranbourne North via Merinda Park Station Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 841 Narre Warren North via Narre Warren South, Narre Warren Station & Westfield Fountain Gate Operated by Cardinia Transit
- 841 Cranbourne Operated by. Cardinia Transit
- 893 Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 893 Dandenong via Lynbrook Station, Hampton Park, Hallam Station & Dandenong Plaza Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 896 Cranbourne circle service, via Cranbourne East Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 897 Cranbourne circle service, via Central Parkway Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- 898 Cranbourne Archers Field Drv, Cranbourne Operated by Cranbourne Transit
- Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)): pages 77–82.
- "Farewell - The Sand Train". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)): pages 71–76. February 1998.
- Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travellers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5.
- "Media Release: CRANBOURNE STATION TRAIN STABLING PROJECT ON TRACK". Minister for Public Transport Media Release. www.dpc.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
- "VICSIG - Infrastructure - Cranbourne Sidings and Station". www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
Media related to Cranbourne railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons
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