Ginifer railway station

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Ginifer
Ginifer railway station old platforms 1 and 2 from tracks.JPG
Northbound view of the Old station in December 2015
LocationSt Albans Road, St Albans
Australia
Coordinates37°45′29″S 144°48′36″E / 37.7580°S 144.8100°E / -37.7580; 144.8100Coordinates: 37°45′29″S 144°48′36″E / 37.7580°S 144.8100°E / -37.7580; 144.8100
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Sunbury
Distance16.19 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeBelow ground
Parking157
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeGIN
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened31 October 1982
Closed3 October 2016
Rebuilt1 November 2016
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sunbury line
towards Sunbury

Ginifer railway station is located on the Sunbury line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of St Albans, and opened on 31 October 1982.[1]

The station was first announced in June 1977, by then Transport Minister, Joe Rafferty, and was originally scheduled for completion by late 1978.[2] Originally to be named Furlong, after the nearby arterial, when opened it was named Ginifer, in honour of Jack Ginifer, a former local member of State Parliament.[1]

In June 2015, the Level Crossing Removal Authority announced that the Furlong Road level crossing would be removed by grade separation, with Ginifer to be rebuilt below ground.[3][4] Boom barriers were originally provided at this level crossing in 1984.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Ginifer has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Sunbury line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Prior to electrification of the line to Sydenham in 2002, selected V/Line trains stopped at Ginifer, to pick up/drop off students from the Sydenham Catholic Regional College.

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates two routes via Ginifer station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginifer Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1977. p. 227.
  3. ^ Willingham, Richard (24 June 2015). "Three suburban train stations to be rebuilt underground: St Albans, Ginifer and Heatherdale". The Age. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Facilitating the removal of Furlong Road level crossing". Brimbank City Council. 4 June 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. ^ VR History by Andrew Waugh
  6. ^ "Sunbury Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "408 St Albans Station - Highpoint SC via Sunshine Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "423 St Albans Station - Brimbank Central SC via Cairnlea". Public Transport Victoria.

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