Hughesdale railway station

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Hughesdale
Hughesdale railway station 003.JPG
Southbound view in December 2012
Location Willesden Road, Hughesdale
Coordinates 37°53′42″S 145°04′39″E / 37.8949°S 145.0776°E / -37.8949; 145.0776Coordinates: 37°53′42″S 145°04′39″E / 37.8949°S 145.0776°E / -37.8949; 145.0776
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Pakenham
Cranbourne
Distance 15.48 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 70
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code HUG
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 28 February 1925
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
toward Pakenham
Cranbourne line
toward Cranbourne

Hughesdale railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hughesdale, and opened on 28 February 1925.[1]

The station and suburb were named in honour of James Vincent Hughes, mayor of Oakleigh from 1924 to 1925, who, with the Poath Road Railway Station League, lobbied heavily for a new station for the area. Before the station was built, Hughesdale was the site of the junctions of both the Outer Circle and Rosstown railway lines with the Dandenong/Gippsland line.

The current station building was provided in 1977, after the former station building was destroyed by fire in 1975.[2] The former station building was of a timber construction.[3]

The Level Crossing Removal Authority has recently announced a grade separation project to replace the Poath Road level crossing immediately to the west of the station. This will include rebuilding of the railway station.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Hughesdale has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services.[5][6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates one route via Hughesdale station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughesdale Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. August 1977. p. 183. 
  3. ^ "Works & Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1976. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Crossings". levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  5. ^ Pakenham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 767 Southland - Box Hill timetable Public Transport Victoria

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