Laverton railway station, Melbourne
View from the footbridge, looking towards Melbourne
|Myki zone||1+2 overlap|
|Station status||Premium station|
|Website||Link, includes timetables|
Laverton railway station, Melbourne, Australia is located in the suburb of Laverton on the Werribee railway line. Laverton is classified as a premium station in Metlink's "Zones 1+2" fare system,[clarification needed] and is a terminus for a segment of the morning service to Werribee.
Laverton railway station is located between Railway Avenue and Maher Road, with both roads providing access into the station via a footbridge at the Werribee end of the station. From street level, access to both the footbridge and the platforms is available by stairs or elevator.
The station consists of three platforms:
- Platform 1 (side platform) consists of a large steel shelter along the platform.
- Platforms 2 and 3 (island platforms) consist of a large brick building at the Werribee end of the station housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket counter and toilets.
A large Metcard vending machine and a Myki recharge machine (both accepting coins, notes and EFTPOS) are located at the entrance to Platform 1, whilst "coin only" Metcard and Myki ticket vending machines are located inside the waiting room. There are two Metcard ticket validators and two Myki fare-payment devices at the entrance to Platform 1, as well as four Metcard validators and four Myki fare-payment devices located inside the waiting area on the island platform.
At the Melbourne end of the station the tracks diverge, with suburban trains usually taking the single track route via Altona. Geelong- and Warrnambool-line trains (rural and regional service), as well as some express Flinders Street trains, take the double track route via Galvin and Paisley. The Western standard gauge line, west of the station, is used by interstate freight trains and The Overland passenger service from Melbourne to Adelaide. A rail siding adjacent to the station has been removed.
On 6 May 2008, the Government of Victoria announced as part of the 2008–2009 state budget that Laverton station would receive a $92.6 million upgrade, including a third platform. The budget also included a plan to triple one kilometre of existing double track between the Altona line and the station. The first section of the footbridge was installed in October 2009, and the completed bridge was opened to the public on 9 February 2010.
- Platform 1
- "All stations" and "limited express" service to Flinders Street
- Occasional "all stations" and "limited express" service to Werribee
- Platforms 2 and 3
- "All stations" and "limited express" service to Werribee
- Occasional "all stations" and "limited express" service to Flinders Street
- "Off-peak" shuttle between Laverton and Newport via Altona Loop
- VICSIG Infrastructure – Laverton
- "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)): page 310. October 1997.
- Laverton Rail Upgrade – Department of Transport, Victorian Government
- "Rail Geelong – Gallery – Dropping it down into place". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- "NEW FOOTBRIDGE UNVEILED AT LAVERTON STATION – Premier of Victoria". Media release: Minister for Public Transport. www.premier.vic.gov.au. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
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