South Morang railway station

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South Morang
South Morang railway station main entrance.jpg
Station front in April 2012
Station statistics
Address McDonalds Road, South Morang
Coordinates 37°38′57″S 145°4′3″E / 37.64917°S 145.06750°E / -37.64917; 145.06750Coordinates: 37°38′57″S 145°4′3″E / 37.64917°S 145.06750°E / -37.64917; 145.06750
Line(s) South Morang
Connections Bus
Distance 25.99 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure type Below ground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Parking 450
Other information
Opened 22 April 2012
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SMG
Owned by VicTrack
Operator Metro
Myki zone 2
Station status Premium station
Website Public Transport Victoria
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
South Morang line Terminus

South Morang railway station is the terminus of the South Morang line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of South Morang opening on 22 April 2012.[1]

History[edit]

Eastbound view in April 2012

Stopping Place No 39[2] was the original South Morang station, a single platform at McDonalds Road[3] on the Whittlesea line. Operated by DERMs, the Victorian Railways closed the line north of Lalor Station in November 1959, after the electrification of the line from Reservoir to Lalor. Epping station was re-opened in November 1964 with the electrification of that section of the line, and the remaining section of track from Epping to Whittlesea was dismantled, with the former right-of-way remaining intact. All that remained of the original station was the platform mound.

Epping Line upgrade[edit]

Following the election of the Bracks State Government in October 1999, a promise was made to restore the rail service to South Morang by 2003. In May 2006, the promise was revised and the extension was delayed until 2021. As a result of the Global Financial Crisis, the Brumby Government made a decision to spend heavily on major infrastructure projects, and in December 2008 announced construction of the extension would be brought forward to 2010, with the new station opening to the public on 22 April 2012.[4][5]

The Epping line was extended to the border of South Morang and Mill Park, about two kilometres short of the original station site. As part of the extension project, five kilometres of track was duplicated between Keon Park and Epping stations, a second platform built at Thomastown while a grade separation project resulted in a new station at Epping.[4] Provision has been made to allow the line to be extended northwards to Whittlesea.

Platforms & services[edit]

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

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operate six routes via South Morang station:

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via South Morang station:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to South Morang railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons