Jewell railway station
|Myki zone||Zone 1|
|Station status||Unstaffed station|
|Website||Link, includes timetables|
Jewell is located at the southern end of the Union Street level crossing, with station access from Wilson Avenue, and Union and Watson Streets.
The station consists of two side platforms. Platform 1 has a large red brick building, while platform 2 has a smaller brick building. Myki ticket vending machines are sited at the entrances to both platforms.
A disused goods shed sits next to the platform 1 entrance, whilst a disused signal box is located next to the Union Street level crossing.
In June 2012, VicTrack announced its intention to revamp the station as part of a mixed development that could include station restoration, enhanced open space, and a new commercial and residential development adjacent on the eastern side. A program of community consultation was undertaken to find out local people's priorities for any alterations. Safety and better access were identified the main concerns. VicTrack is to seek interest from developers in 2013.
Jewell station opened on September 9, 1884 as South Brunswick, and was renamed Jewell in 1954. The station was named after a long-serving member of the State Parliament, James Robert Jewell, who represented the Brunswick electorate from 1910 to 1949.
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