Coolaroo railway station

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Coolaroo
Coolaroo railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Southbound view in June 2010
Location Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo
Coordinates 37°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 by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Craigieburn
Distance 19.31 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 490
Bicycle facilities 26
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code CLO
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 6 June 2010
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
toward 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]

History[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coolaroo Vicsig
  2. ^ "More peak hour services for Melbourne's south east". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  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. www4.transport.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  6. ^ Craigieburn Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 540 Upfield - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 952 City - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 901 Frankston - Melbourne Airport timetable Public Transport Victoria

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