Gardiner railway station

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Gardiner
Gardiner Railway Station, Melbourne.JPG
View of former station building on platform 1 in April 2015
Location Burke Road, Glen Iris
Australia
Coordinates 37°51′12″S 145°03′06″E / 37.85329°S 145.05163°E / -37.85329; 145.05163Coordinates: 37°51′12″S 145°03′06″E / 37.85329°S 145.05163°E / -37.85329; 145.05163
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Glen Waverley
Distance 10.61 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Tram
Construction
Structure type Below ground
Parking 60
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code GAR
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 24 March 1890
Closed September 2015
Rebuilt 18 January 2016
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Glen Waverley line

Gardiner railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris, and opened on 24 March 1890.[1]

The station buildings were rebuilt in 1975,[2] and have since been demolished, as part of the grade separation project.

In July 2015, a grade separation project, to replace the Burke Road road/tramway crossing, commenced. The station was demolished in September 2015, with a temporary station opening soon after. On 18 January 2016, the new below ground station opened.[3][4][5]

A signal box was located on Platform 2, at the Down end of the station, to control the road/tramway crossing. It was abolished on 2 January 2016,[6] during the grade separation works.

The station is among sixteen others that are the site of eleven storey high communication towers, aimed to improve identification of trains around the network, and emergency management.[7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Gardiner has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Glen Waverley line services.[8]

Platforms 1:

Platform 2:

Travel links[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route via Gardiner station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glen Iris Vicsig
  2. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962-1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0. 
  3. ^ Burke Road, Glen Iris Level Crossing Removal Authority
  4. ^ Burke Road Level Crossing Removal Update issue 6 Level Crossing Removal Authority December 2015
  5. ^ Labor Government delivers new train station in Glen Iris Premier of Victoria 18 January 2016
  6. ^ Webb, Carolyn (December 16, 2015). "End of the line for old railway signal box". The Age. 
  7. ^ Lucas, Clay (31 March 2010). "Rail station towers enrage residents". The Age. 
  8. ^ Glen Waverley Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 72 Melbourne University – Camberwell timetable Public Transport Victoria