Ringwood railway station, Melbourne

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Ringwood
Ringwood Railway Station Melbourne.jpg
Westbound view in May 2014
Location Railway Place, Ringwood
Coordinates 37°48′57″S 145°13′44″E / 37.81595°S 145.22887°E / -37.81595; 145.22887Coordinates: 37°48′57″S 145°13′44″E / 37.81595°S 145.22887°E / -37.81595; 145.22887
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Lilydale
Belgrave
Distance 25.76 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 180
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code RWD
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 December 1882
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Lilydale line
toward Lilydale
Belgrave line
toward Belgrave

Ringwood railway station is the junction station for the Lilydale and Belgrave lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Ringwood opening on 1 December 1882.[1] It was upgraded to a Premium station on 31 July 1996.[2]

A disused signal box is located on Platforms 1 and 2. Signals are currently controlled from within the station building on Platform 3. Stabling sidings are located at the northern end of the station.

Platform 1 is a recent addition to the station, being built in 1999.[3] Prior to this the track on the now-platform 1 side was used as a siding which continued along to the Wantirna Road bridge.

The railway station is receiving a $66 million upgrade with a planned completion date of early 2016. The work will include a new footbridge, lifts, reconfigured bus interchange, CCTV and heritage work on the station buildings.[4][5] The station buildings themselves will not be significantly altered as they are heritage listed.[6]

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Ringwood has one island platform (platforms 1 & 2) and one side platform (platform 3) linked by a footbridge. Both platforms feature customer service windows and semi-enclosed waiting areas with platform 3 also featuring toilets and a kiosk. The bus interchange is located outside platform 3.

Ringwood is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale and Belgrave line services.[7][8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

McKenzie's Tourist Services operates one route via Ringwood station:

Transdev Melbourne operate five routes via Ringwood station:

Ventura Bus Lines operate two routes to and from Ringwood station:

Accidents[edit]

In February 1908 EE class steam locomotive 478 overran the buffer stops at the Wantirna Road siding, derailed and toppled down the embankment, ending up level with the road.[17]

On 12 July 1992, a Comeng overshot the same siding as per the 1908 accident, with leading car 392M crashing through and stopping on top of the buffer stops right near the edge of the Wantirna Road bridge.

On 12 May 2010, a X'Trapolis 100 ran off the end of the tracks and into a fence in the Ringwood stabling yard.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ringwood Vicsig
  2. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 310. October 1997. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society): page 249. August 1999. 
  4. ^ Ringwood Station and Interchange Upgrade Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure
  5. ^ Ringwood Station and Interchange Upgrade Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Ringwood Railway Station On my Doorstep
  7. ^ Lilydale Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Belgrave Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 684 Eildon - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 271 Box Hill - Ringwood timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 364 Warrandyte - Ringwood timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 370 Ringwood – Mitcham timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 380 Ringwood - Croydon loop timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 670 Ringwood - Swingburne University timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 679 Chirnside Park Shopping Centre - Ringwood timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12800/12800-00001-000189-320.asp
  18. ^ One of Metro's newest trains crashes through fence at Ringwood Herald Sun

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