Glenhuntly railway station

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Glenhuntly
GHYBuilding.jpg
Platform 2 in January 2006
Location Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
Coordinates 37°53′24″S 145°02′32″E / 37.8899°S 145.0421°E / -37.8899; 145.0421Coordinates: 37°53′24″S 145°02′32″E / 37.8899°S 145.0421°E / -37.8899; 145.0421
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Distance 13.46 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island with 1 operating face)
Tracks 3
Connections Tram
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 190
Bicycle facilities 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Host station
Station code GHY
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 19 December 1881
Rebuilt 1 July 1987
Electrified Yes
Previous names Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Frankston line
toward Frankston

Glenhuntly railway station is located on the Frankston line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Glen Huntly, and opened on 19 December 1881 as Glen Huntly Road, renamed Glen Huntly on 1 September 1882, and renamed Glenhuntly on 20 April 1937.[1]

Glenhuntly station is located next to a "tram square", one of only three crossings in Melbourne at which tram and train tracks intersect, along with their electrified overhead wires. A small signal box is located at the Flinders Street (Up) end of the tram square, which controls the tramway crossing.

The former briquette depot at Glenhuntly was demolished in March/April 1975.[2]

In the mid 1980s, as part of works to add a third track on the Frankston line, the western platform was converted to an island platform.[3] During this time, the original station building, built in the 1880s, was demolished, and was replaced with the present brick structure, which opened on 1 July 1987. It was also during this time that boom barriers were provided at the Glen Huntly Road level crossing, and the nearby Nerrim Road level crossing, in 1986.[4] The Up face of the island platform was brought into use on 28 June 1987.[5]

Trains currently use only Platforms 2 and 3, as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project. Prior to this, morning peak hour Frankston bound services utilised Platform 3, with Flinders Street bound trains utilising Platforms 1 and 2. At other times, Frankston bound trains used Platform 2.

Platforms & services[edit]

Glenhuntly has three platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.[6]

Platform 1: Currently closed

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

Yarra Trams operates one route via Glenhuntly station;

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

Four people were attacked by a man with a knife in November 2016. The man was arrested.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenhuntly Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works & Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1975. p. 152. 
  3. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1986. p. 245. 
  4. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1986. p. 213. 
  5. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 1987. p. 282. 
  6. ^ Frankston Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 67 Melbourne University - Carnegie timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/four-people-attacked-at-melbourne-railway-station/news-story/0c436cd2f8d7f5f2d301d18467af94d6

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