Coolaroo railway station

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Coolaroo railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Southbound view in June 2010
LocationPascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo
Coordinates37°39′36″S 144°55′34″E / 37.660°S 144.926°E / -37.660; 144.926Coordinates: 37°39′36″S 144°55′34″E / 37.660°S 144.926°E / -37.660; 144.926
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Distance19.31 kilometres from Southern Cross
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilities26
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeCLO
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened6 June 2010
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
towards Craigieburn

Coolaroo railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Coolaroo, and opened on 6 June 2010.[1][2]


Originally scheduled for completion by the 1980s, under the 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan,[3] the Victorian Government set aside $38 million for the construction of the station in the 2007/08 Budget.[4] Completion was expected in 2010,[4] with the project re-announced as part of the state government Victorian Transport Plan, in December 2008.[5] Although long proposed, the station was built separately to the 2007 electrification of the line from Broadmeadows to Craigieburn.[4]

The railway past the site of Coolaroo station originally opened in 1872, as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. Work on the slewing of the parallel standard gauge track commenced in December 2008, and was completed by January 2009, to allow construction of Platform 1. Work on the lift wells was underway by August, with the main span of the footbridge lifted into place in October 2009.

The station was opened by the then Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, and Minister for Transport, Martin Pakula, on 6 June 2010.

Platforms & services[edit]

Coolaroo has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates two routes via Coolaroo station:

Transdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Coolaroo station:


  1. ^ Coolaroo Vicsig
  2. ^ "More peak hour services for Melbourne's south east". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Traffic – New VR Bus Service". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1974. p. 47.
  4. ^ a b c New metropolitan railway stations Department of Infrastructure
  5. ^ "Coolaroo Train Project". Victorian Transport Plan. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  6. ^ "Craigieburn Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "540 Upfield - Broadmeadows via Coolaroo". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "952 Night bus: City - Footscray - Maribyrnong - Airport West - Gladstone Park - Broadmeadows". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.

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