Ginifer railway station

Coordinates: 37°45′29″S 144°48′36″E / 37.7580°S 144.8100°E / -37.7580; 144.8100
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PTV commuter rail station
North-west bound view from Platform 2,
November 2021
General information
LocationSt Albans Road,
St Albans, Victoria 3021
City of Brimbank
Coordinates37°45′29″S 144°48′36″E / 37.7580°S 144.8100°E / -37.7580; 144.8100
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Distance16.19 kilometres from
Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
ConnectionsList of bus routes in Melbourne Bus
Structure typeBelow ground
Bicycle facilitiesYes (Parkiteer cage)
AccessibleYes—step free access
Other information
StatusOperational, unstaffed
Station codeGIN
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened31 October 1982; 41 years ago (1982-10-31)
Rebuilt1 November 2016 (LXRP)
ElectrifiedOctober 1921
(1500 V DC overhead)
Previous namesFurlong (during construction)
2006–2007540,532[1]Increase 14.2%
2007–2008620,273[1]Increase 14.75%
2008–2009709,384[2]Increase 14.36%
2009–2010767,958[2]Increase 8.25%
2010–2011817,528[2]Increase 6.45%
2011–2012692,932[2]Decrease 15.24%
2012–2013Not measured[2]
2013–2014573,926[2]Decrease 17.17%
2014–2015677,758[1]Increase 18.09%
2015–2016781,601[2]Increase 15.32%
2016–2017641,155[2]Decrease 17.96%
2017–2018803,997[2]Increase 25.39%
2018–2019831,750[2]Increase 3.45%
2019–2020659,350[2]Decrease 20.72%
2020–2021320,700[2]Decrease 51.36%
2021–2022345,200[3]Increase 7.63%
Preceding station Railways in Melbourne Metro Trains Following station
Albion Sunbury line St Albans
Track layout

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.[4]


Ginifer station opened on 31 October 1982. It was first announced in June 1977 by the then Transport Minister Joe Rafferty, and was scheduled for completion by late 1978.[5] Originally to be named Furlong, after the nearby arterial road, upon opening it was named Ginifer, in honour of Jack Ginifer, a former local member of State Parliament.[4]

In 1984, boom barriers were provided at the former Furlong Road level crossing, which was located nearby in the down direction of the station.[6] In 1994, the station was provided with CCTV.[7]

On 4 May 2010, as part of the 2010/2011 State Budget, $83.7 million was allocated to upgrade Ginifer to a premium station, along with nineteen others.[8][9] However, in March 2011, this was scrapped by the Baillieu Government.[10]

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.[11][12] During October–November 2016, the level crossing was removed and, on 1 November of that year, the rebuilt station opened.[13]

Platforms and services[edit]

Ginifer has two side platforms. It is served by Sunbury line trains.[14]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

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

By late 2025, it is planned that services 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 bus routes via Ginifer station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

  •  408 : St Albans stationHighpoint Shopping Centre[15]
  •  423 : St Albans station – Brimbank Central Shopping Centre[16]



  1. ^ a b c d Estimated Annual Patronage by Network Segment Financial Year 2005-2006 to 2018-19 Archived 17 April 2022 at the Wayback Machine Department of Transport
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Railway station and tram stop patronage in Victoria for 2008-2021 Archived 17 December 2022 at the Wayback Machine Philip Mallis
  3. ^ Annual metropolitan train station patronage (station entries) Archived 6 March 2023 at the Wayback Machine Data Vic
  4. ^ a b "Ginifer". Archived from the original on 16 May 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1977. p. 227.
  6. ^ "SRS Showday Tour Notes Footscray - Sunbury 1 November 1994" (PDF). VR History by Andrew Waugh. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 May 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1994. p. 218.
  8. ^ "New premium stations for Metro". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 May 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  9. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 2010. p. 165.
  10. ^ Gardiner, Ashley; Wright, Anne (25 March 2011). "Premier Ted Baillieu says armed guards will create 'culture of safety'". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 6 September 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  11. ^ Willingham, Richard (24 June 2015). "Three suburban train stations to be rebuilt underground: St Albans, Ginifer and Heatherdale". The Age. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "St Albans level crossings gone". Victoria's Big Build. Archived from the original on 10 May 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  14. ^ "Sunbury Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "408 St Albans Station - Highpoint SC via Sunshine Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  16. ^ "423 St Albans Station - Brimbank Central SC via Cairnlea". Public Transport Victoria.

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