Merlynston railway station

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Merlynston
MerlynstonNov2006.jpg
Northbound view in November 2006
Station statistics
Address Bain Avenue, Coburg North
Coordinates 37°43′15″S 144°57′41″E / 37.7209°S 144.9613°E / -37.7209; 144.9613Coordinates: 37°43′15″S 144°57′41″E / 37.7209°S 144.9613°E / -37.7209; 144.9613
Line(s) Upfield
Connections Bus
Distance 12.49 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Parking 130
Other information
Opened 8 October 1889
Closed 13 July 1903
Rebuilt 1 October 1914
Electrified Yes
Station code MYN
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Station status Unstaffed station
Melway map Melway
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Upfield line
toward Upfield
Location
Google map

Merlynston railway station is located on the Upfield line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Coburg North opening on 8 October 1889 as North Coburg. It closed on 13 July 1903, reopening on 1 October 1914 as Merlynston.[1]

A level crossing formerly located at Shorts Road, south of the station, was closed in the late 1990s, and a dead-end street was created on either side of the railway line. Until the track was duplicated to Gowrie in 1998, the line north of the station had only a single track, apart from the island platform at Gowrie, which had two platforms. However one platform was a dead-end one, meaning trains couldn't cross at Gowrie, and had to cross at Merlynston. Boom barriers were provided at the Boundary Road level crossing in 1984.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Merlynston has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates one route via Merlynston station:

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route via Merlynston station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merlynston Vicsig
  2. ^ VR Website by Andrew Waugh
  3. ^ Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Route 530 Campbellfield - Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 534 Glenroy - Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria

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