Gowrie railway station

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Gowrie
GowrieStationBuilding.jpg
Northbound view
LocationSages Road, Fawkner
Coordinates37°42′03″S 144°57′32″E / 37.7007°S 144.9588°E / -37.7007; 144.9588Coordinates: 37°42′03″S 144°57′32″E / 37.7007°S 144.9588°E / -37.7007; 144.9588
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Upfield
Distance14.73 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking100
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeGOW
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened16 October 1928
Closed5 May 1956
Rebuilt17 May 1965
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Upfield line
Terminus

Gowrie railway station is located on the Upfield line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburbs of Fawkner and Glenroy.

Following the reinstatement of a passenger service on the Fawkner - Somerton line in March 1928, Rail Motor Stopping Place 21 was opened at the location on 16 October 1928. It closed when the passenger service ceased on 5 May 1956. On 17 May 1965, Gowrie station opened, on what was by then the Upfield line.[1] It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1998.[2]

The track from Fawkner to Gowrie was duplicated in 1998. Immediately north of the station, the double track merges into a single track, which continues to the terminus at Upfield station.[1]

Under the PTV Network Development Plan, the line between Gowrie and Upfield would be duplicated, and the line to Somerton reinstated. It would include a flyover over the North East standard gauge line, to allow Seymour V/Line services to run via Upfield, and eventual electrification of the line to Wallan.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Gowrie has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates two routes via Gowrie station:

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route to and from Gowrie station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates one route to and from Gowrie station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gowrie". Vicsig. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  3. ^ Network Development Plan – Metropolitan Rail Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ "Upfield Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "530 Campbellfield - Coburg via Fawkner". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "531 Upfield - North Coburg via Somerset Estate". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "536 Gowrie - Glenroy via Gowrie Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ "527 Gowrie - Northland via Murray Road". Public Transport Victoria.

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