Bell railway station, Melbourne

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Bell
BellStation.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2 in March 2007
Location Garnet Street, Preston
Australia
Coordinates 37°44′44″S 145°00′01″E / 37.7456°S 145.0003°E / -37.7456; 145.0003Coordinates: 37°44′44″S 145°00′01″E / 37.7456°S 145.0003°E / -37.7456; 145.0003
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) South Morang
Distance 11.70 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 75
Bicycle facilities 6
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code BEL
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 8 October 1889
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
South Morang line
toward South Morang

Bell railway station is located on the South Morang line in Victoria, Australia. It is located adjacent to the Bell Street level crossing, and serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Preston. The station opened on 8 October 1889 as Preston-Bell Street, and was renamed Bell on 1 August 1905.[1]

A signal box is located on Platform 1, which controls crossovers, located at both ends of the station.

The station once had a goods yard, which was removed in 1986, leaving only a siding at the Up end of the station.[2]

On 17 April 1988, the double line block system between Bell and Reservoir was abolished, and replaced with automatic three position signalling.[3] Pedestrian gates were also provided at the Bell Street level crossing during April 1988, in lieu with the road boom barriers.[3]

On 25 August 2008, Bell was upgraded to a Premium station.[4]

In January 2016, it was announced, by the Level Crossing Removal Authority, that the Bell Street level crossing will be removed by grade separation, with the road either going over or under.[5][6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Bell has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' South Morang line services.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates three routes via Bell station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preston Vicsig
  2. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1986. p. 213. 
  3. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1988. p. 220. 
  4. ^ "Bell Station Becomes a Premium Stop for Commuters". Media Release: Premier of Victoria, Australia. premier.vic.gov.au. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  5. ^ End of the line for older Melbourne stations being torn down and rebuilt - The Age
  6. ^ Bell Street, Preston - Level Crossing Removal Authority
  7. ^ South Morang Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 513 Eltham - Glenroy timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 552 North East Reservoir - Northcote Plaza timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 553 Preston - West Preston timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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