Cranbourne railway station

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Cranbourne
Cranbourne Railway Station.jpg
Station overview in August 2014 with two Comeng trains.
Location Station Street, Cranbourne
Coordinates 38°06′00″S 145°16′52″E / 38.1000°S 145.2811°E / -38.1000; 145.2811Coordinates: 38°06′00″S 145°16′52″E / 38.1000°S 145.2811°E / -38.1000; 145.2811
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Cranbourne
Distance 45.12 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2
Tracks 2 (1 island)
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 200
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code CBE
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 October 1888
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Cranbourne line Terminus

Cranbourne railway station is the terminus of the Cranbourne line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne opening on 1 October 1888.[1]

History[edit]

Cranbourne station opened on 1 October 1888 as a station on the South Gippsland line that until 24 July 1993, was serviced by V/Line services to Leongatha.[2]

However, the Victorian government still has plans to reintroduce rail services to Leongatha in the future as well as extending the electrified line 3.5 kilometres to Cranbourne East. The last regular train ran beyond Cranbourne on 15 January 1998, when the Koala Siding (near Nyora) to Spotswood station sand train ceased operation.[3]

In November 1993, Train Order Working replaced Electric Staff safeworking to Cranbourne, then on 24 March 1995 the electrification and power signalling on the line was commissioned from Dandenong station.[4][5]

In April 2008, work started on the construction of six train stabling sidings at Cranbourne station, to enable more trains to run on the line at peak times without duplicating the line. The works were completed in November 2008.[1][6] As part of these works the station & bus interchange received an upgrade.[7]

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Cranbourne has one island platform with two faces. The platform features a customer service window, two enclosed waiting rooms and toilets. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Cranbourne line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Cranbourne Transit operate ten routes via Cranbourne station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cranbourne Vicsig
  2. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society). pp. 77–82. 
  3. ^ "Farewell - The Sand Train". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society). February 1998. pp. 71–76. 
  4. ^ "Cranbourne Electrification Opened" Railway Digest May 1995 page 16
  5. ^ Fiddian, Mark (1997). Trains, Tracks, Travellers. A history of the Victorian Railways. South Eastern Independent Newspapers. p. 154. ISBN 1-875475-12-5. 
  6. ^ "Media Release: Cranbourne Station Train Stabling Project on Track". Minister for Public Transport Media Release. www.dpc.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  7. ^ $37m train transformation Cranbourne News. Retrieved 2014-09-23
  8. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 789 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 790 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 791 Frankston - Cranbourne West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 795 Warneet - Cranbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 796 Cranbourne - Clyde timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 797 Cranbourne Town Service timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 798 Cranbourne - Selandra Rise timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 896 Cranbrook Station - Cranbourne East timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 897 Cranbourne Station - Central Parkway timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 898 Cranbourne Station - Archers Field Drive timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Closed station navigation
South Gippsland line
Continued as the South Gippsland line | Clyde Next station →