Gowrie railway station

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Gowrie
GowrieStationBuilding.jpg
Northbound view
Location Sages Road, Fawkner
Coordinates 37°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 by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Upfield
Distance 14.73 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 100
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code GOW
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 16 October 1928
Closed 5 May 1956
Rebuilt 17 May 1965
Electrified Yes
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 2016-01-08. 
  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 timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 530 Campbellfield - Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 531 Upfield - North Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 536 Gowrie - Glenroy timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 527 Gowrie - Northland timetable Public Transport Victoria

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