Craigieburn railway station

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Craigieburn
Craigieburn-station-platforms-overview.jpg
Northbound view in October 2007
Location Potter Street, Craigieburn
Coordinates 37°36′10″S 144°56′35″E / 37.602842°S 144.942927°E / -37.602842; 144.942927Coordinates: 37°36′10″S 144°56′35″E / 37.602842°S 144.942927°E / -37.602842; 144.942927
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Craigieburn
North East
Distance 26.10 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 100
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code CGB
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 22 July 1872
Rebuilt 2006 - 2010
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line Terminus
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Shepparton line
toward Seymour

Craigieburn railway station is the terminus of the suburban electrified Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn, and opened on 22 July 1872.[1]

History[edit]

The railway through Craigieburn opened in 1872, as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. A small timber station building was provided, with goods facilities and a larger building later provided in 1878, of the same design as other small stations on the line. A larger timber station building was provided in 1920, on Platform 1.[2]

The station had a passing loop, and was used to regularly cross trains from 1874, until the line was duplicated in 1886. A lever frame was provided on the down platform in 1899, and remained until moved to the new station building in 1922.[3] A number of goods sidings were provided at the station, with the last siding removed in 1982. The old Hume Highway road overpass was opened in 1961, as part of the construction of the North East standard gauge project, replacing a level crossing. In 1988, the signal box was closed, with the station abolished as a block post, and all signals were removed.[2][3][4]

The station was rebuilt in 2007 as a Premium station, as part of the extension of the electrified line from Broadmeadows,[5] with a signal box, stabling sidings and crossover between lines also provided.[6] Former train operator Connex began electrified train services to the station on 30 September 2007.[5]

In April 2009, the building on Platform 1 was demolished, and rebuilt to a similar design to Platform 2.

Train maintenance facility[edit]

A large new train maintenance facility was built in 2012.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Craigieburn has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line and V/Line Seymour line services.[8][9] Metro Trains generally use Platform 2 with northbound V/Line services often crossing to Platform 1 to pass stabled Metro Trains services.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates six routes to and from Craigieburn station:

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route via Craigieburn station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craigieburn Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne-Wodonga Railway 1873-1973. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 87, 125. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  3. ^ a b Andrew Waugh. "Victorian Station Histories - Craigieburn" (PDF). www.vrhistory.com. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. May 1988. p. 155. 
  5. ^ a b "New Timetable to Improve Metropolitan Train Services". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. www.dpc.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Craigieburn Signal Box Vicsig
  7. ^ Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. John Holland
  8. ^ Craigieburn Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Seymour - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 528 Craigieburn - Craigieburn South timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 529 Craigieburn - Craigieburn North timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 532 Craigieburn - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 533 Craigieburn - Craigieburn North timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 537 Craigieburn - Craigieburn West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 544 Craigieburn - Roxburgh Park timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 952 City - Broadmeadows timetable Public Transport Victoria

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