Aircraft railway station

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Aircraft
Location Triholm Avenue, Laverton
Coordinates 37°52′00″S 144°45′39″E / 37.8666°S 144.7609°E / -37.8666; 144.7609Coordinates: 37°52′00″S 144°45′39″E / 37.8666°S 144.7609°E / -37.8666; 144.7609
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Werribee
Distance 22.23 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 25
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code ACF
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 7 March 1925
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Werribee line
toward Werribee

Aircraft railway station is located on the Werribee line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Laverton opening on 7 March 1925 as Aviation Siding, being renamed Aircraft Siding on 10 May 1927 and Aircraft on 19 March 1963.[1][2] The station was built to serve the former Royal Australian Air Force Laverton base. The Western standard gauge line passes behind Platform 1.

The present station was built in 1964 and in association with the duplication of the line to Werribee converted to an island platform in 1968.[2] Boom barriers were provided at the Aviation Road level crossing in 1979.[3]

Doubt was cast on the future of Aircraft station with the announcement that Williams Landing station would be built just a kilometre along the line.[4]

In June 2010 a spokesman for then public transport minister Martin Pakula said only that Aircraft would remain open until 2012, the opening date of Williams Landing station.[5] At the same time the construction of 100 new car parking spaces was cancelled, and railway sources confirmed that the government's plans were to close Aircraft station. However, in September 2010 the public transport minister ended speculation by pledging that the station would not be closed.[6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Aircraft has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee line services.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aircraft Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Aircraft Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1979. p. 174. 
  4. ^ Aircraft station flies on Hobsons Bay Leader 7 September 2010
  5. ^ "Doubts persist on Aircraft station". Wyndham Weekly. www.wyndhamweekly.com.au. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  6. ^ Lucas, Clay (9 September 2010). "Stopping all stations as minister backs down". www.theage.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  7. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

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