Gardenvale railway station

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Gardenvale
Station gardenvale 1.jpg
Southbound view in November 2007
Location Martin Street, Brighton
Coordinates 37°53′48″S 145°00′15″E / 37.8967°S 145.0041°E / -37.8967; 145.0041Coordinates: 37°53′48″S 145°00′15″E / 37.8967°S 145.0041°E / -37.8967; 145.0041
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Sandringham
Distance 12.35 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Station code GVE
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 10 December 1906
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sandringham line
towards Sandringham

Gardenvale railway station is located on the Sandringham line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Brighton. It opened on 10 December 1906, with the whole cost of providing the station being met by the residents of the district.[1][2]

The station is located in an unusual position, elevated above the Nepean Highway and Martin Street rail underpasses, with station access from both. The Martin Street underpass was constructed in 1928, with most of the cost being met by the Brighton and Caulfield councils, and local businesses.[2]

During the widening of the Nepean Highway in the late 1970s/early 1980s, and as the embankment was removed, the former trestle bridge crossing Elster Creek was uncovered.[3]

Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building. On 7 December 2009, the building on platform 1 was severely damaged by fire, which investigators described as suspicious.[4] The reconstruction work was completed in 2011 and the building was restored.

Platforms & services[edit]

Gardenvale has two side platforms. It is served by Metro Trains Sandringham line trains travelling between Flinders Street and Sandringham.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates three routes via Gardenvale station:

Transdev Melbourne operates two routes to and from Gardenvale station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates two night routes via Gardenvale Station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardenvale Vicsig
  2. ^ a b "Gardenvale Subway: Turning the First Sod". The Argus. 1927-12-19. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1980. p. 161.
  4. ^ Hunter, Thomas (7 December 2009). "Train line reopens after Gardenvale station fire". The Age. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  5. ^ Sandringham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 605 Gardenvale - City timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 626 Middle Brighton - Chadstone timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 630 - Elwood - Monash University timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 219 Sunshine South - Gardenvale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 220 - Sunshine - City - Gardenvale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 978 Elsternwick - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Elsternwick - Dandenong timetable Public Transport Victoria

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