Holmesglen railway station

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Holmesglen
Holmesglen Railway Station.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 2 in July 2012
LocationWarrigal Road, Malvern East
Coordinates37°52′27″S 145°05′29″E / 37.87419°S 145.09141°E / -37.87419; 145.09141Coordinates: 37°52′27″S 145°05′29″E / 37.87419°S 145.09141°E / -37.87419; 145.09141
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Glen Waverley
Distance15.65 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking150
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusHost Station
Station codeHOL
Fare zoneMyki Zones 1/2 Overlap
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened5 May 1930
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Glen Waverley line
towards Glen Waverley

Holmesglen railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line, in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern East, located in that suburb's eastern extremity, but also serving the adjacent suburbs of Chadstone and Ashwood. It opened on 5 May 1930.[1] It is named after the father of Malvern Council at the time of its opening, Councillor L. W. Holmes.[2]

The station is directly connected via a walkway to the adjacent Chadstone Campus of Holmesglen Institute of Tafe, with which the station shares its name.

During June and early July 1991, the station was patrolled 24 hours a day by the former Victoria Transit Patrol department, working in conjunction with local police, as part of the Public Transport Corporation 'Travel Safe' program of the early 1990s.[3]

The station was the site of a train crash in 2000.[4] The rail bridge near the station was the crime-scene of an infamous Melbourne murder in the 1960s.

Platforms & services[edit]

Holmesglen has one island platform with two sides. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Glen Waverley line services.[5]

Platforms 1:

Platform 2:

Transport Links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates one route via Holmesglen Station:

Transdev Melbourne operates one route via Holmesglen station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesglen Vicsig
  2. ^ "Local and General News". The Prahran Telegraph. Victoria, Australia. 9 August 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 10 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1991. p. 362.
  4. ^ Victorian Department of Infrastructure Accident Report
  5. ^ "Glen Waverley Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "624 Kew - Oakleigh via Caulfield & Carnegie & Darling and Chadstone (From 4-11-2018)". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "903 Altona - Mordialloc (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.

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