Cranbourne railway station

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Cranbourne
CranbourneRailwayStation1.JPG
Platform 1 in April 2009
Station statistics
Address Station Street, Cranbourne
Coordinates 38°06′00″S 145°16′52″E / 38.1000°S 145.2811°E / -38.1000; 145.2811Coordinates: 38°06′00″S 145°16′52″E / 38.1000°S 145.2811°E / -38.1000; 145.2811
Line(s) Cranbourne
Connections Bus
Distance 45.12 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2
Tracks 2 (1 island)
Parking 200
Other information
Opened 1 October 1888
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CBE
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 2
Station status Premium station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Cranbourne line
Terminus
Location
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Cranbourne railway station is the terminus of the Cranbourne line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne opening on 1 October 1888.[1]

Six stabling sidings are provided north-west of the station, on the site of the former goods yards. The sidings opened in November 2008 and are accessible by trains from Platform 2 only.

History[edit]

Cranbourne station opened on 1 October 1888 as a station on the South Gippsland line that until 24 July 1993, was serviced by V/Line services to Leongatha.[2]

However, the Victorian government still has plans to reintroduce rail services to Leongatha in the future as well as extending the electrified line 3.5 kilometres to Cranbourne East. The last regular train ran beyond Cranbourne on 15 January 1998, when the Koala Siding (near Nyora) to Spotswood station sand train ceased operation.[3]

In November 1993 Train Order Working replaced Electric Staff safeworking to Cranbourne, then on 24 March 1995 the electrification and power signalling on the line was commissioned from Dandenong station.[4]

In April 2008 work started on the construction of six train stabling sidings at Cranbourne station, to enable more trains to run on the line at peak times without duplicating the line. The works were completed in November 2008.[1][5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Cranbourne has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Cranbourne line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Cranbourne Transit operate nine routes via Cranbourne station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cranbourne Vicsig
  2. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): pages 77–82. 
  3. ^ "Farewell - The Sand Train". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): pages 71–76. February 1998. 
  4. ^ Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travellers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. page 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5. 
  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. 
  6. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 789 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 790 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 791 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 795 Warneet - Cranbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 796 Cranbourne - Clyde timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 797 Cranbourne Town Service timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 896 Cranbrook Station - Cranbourne East timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 897 Cranbourne Station - Central Parkway timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 898 Cranbourne Station - Archers Field Drive timetable Public Transport Victoria

Media related to Cranbourne railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons

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