Ginifer railway station

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Ginifer
PTV commuter rail station
Ginifer Railway Station (1 Nov 2021).jpg
North-west bound view from Platform 2 in November 2021
General information
LocationSt Albans Road,
St Albans, Victoria 3021
City of Brimbank
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 Trains
Line(s)Sunbury
Distance16.19 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeBelow ground
Parking157
Bicycle facilitiesYes
(Parkiteer cage)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, Unstaffed
Station codeGIN
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened31 October 1982; 39 years ago (1982-10-31)
Rebuilt1 November 2016
(Level Crossing Removal Project)
Electrified1500 V DC overhead
(October 1921)
Previous namesFurlong (During Construction)
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Albion Sunbury line St Albans

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 the then transport minister, Joe Rafferty, and was originally scheduled for completion by late 1978.[2] Originally to be named Furlong, after the nearby arterial road, when opened it was named Ginifer, in honour of Jack Ginifer, a former local member of State Parliament.[1]

In 1994, the station was provided with CCTV.[3]

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.[4][5] Boom barriers had been installed at the level crossing in 1984.[6]

The level crossing was removed during October-November 2016, with the station reopening on 1 November of the same year.[7]

Platforms and services[edit]

Ginifer has two side platforms. It is served by Sunbury line trains.[8]

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.

It is planned that, by late 2025, trains on the Sunbury line will be through-routed with those on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines, via the new Metro Tunnel.

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates two routes via Ginifer station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  408 : St Albans stationHighpoint Shopping Centre[9]
  •  423 : St Albans station – Brimbank Central Shopping Centre[10]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginifer Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1977. p. 227.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1994. p. 218.
  4. ^ Willingham, Richard (24 June 2015). "Three suburban train stations to be rebuilt underground: St Albans, Ginifer and Heatherdale". The Age. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ VR History by Andrew Waugh
  7. ^ St Albans level crossings gone! - Level Crossing Removal Project
  8. ^ "Sunbury Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "408 St Albans Station - Highpoint SC via Sunshine Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "423 St Albans Station - Brimbank Central SC via Cairnlea". Public Transport Victoria.

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