Hoppers Crossing railway station

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Hoppers Crossing
Location Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
Coordinates 37°53′00″S 144°42′04″E / 37.8833°S 144.7011°E / -37.8833; 144.7011Coordinates: 37°53′00″S 144°42′04″E / 37.8833°S 144.7011°E / -37.8833; 144.7011
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Werribee
Distance 27.67 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 240
Bicycle facilities 8
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Host station
Station code HCG
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 16 November 1970
Rebuilt 1983
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Werribee line
Terminus

Hoppers Crossing railway station is located on the Werribee line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Hoppers Crossing, opening on 16 November 1970.[1][2]

The original station was on the western side of the Old Geelong Road level crossing. After proposals were made in 1980, to overcome stationary trains blocking the level crossing,[3] the station was relocated to the eastern side of the crossing in 1983, in conjunction with the electrification of the line to Werribee.[1]

The name of the area, and of the station, arises from the fact that Stephen Hopper (1832-1908) was an early resident of the area, and was also employed to open and close the railway gates at the level crossing adjacent to where the station is now located.[4]

The Western standard gauge line, which runs between Melbourne and Adelaide, passes to the north of Platform 1.

Platforms & services[edit]

Hoppers Crossing has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee line services.[5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates seven routes to and from Hoppers Crossing station:

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