Hurstbridge railway station

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Hurstbridge
Northbound view in November 2015.JPG
Northbound view in November 2015. A derailed train is visible in the distance.
Location Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge
Australia
Coordinates 37°38′21″S 145°11′32″E / 37.6393°S 145.1921°E / -37.6393; 145.1921Coordinates: 37°38′21″S 145°11′32″E / 37.6393°S 145.1921°E / -37.6393; 145.1921
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Hurstbridge
Distance 38.02 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Connections None
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 70
Bicycle facilities 4 Loops
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code HBE
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 25 June 1912
Closed No
Rebuilt No
Electrified Yes
Previous names Hurst's Bridge
Traffic
Passengers (Year) 5,168 Weekly (2011-2012) (0.251 Million (251,000))
[1]
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Hurstbridge line Terminus

Hurstbridge railway station is the terminus of the Hurstbridge line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hurstbridge, and opened on 25 June 1912 as Hurst's Bridge. It was renamed Hurstbridge on 9 December 1912.[2]

Platforms & services[edit]

Hurstbridge has one platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Hurstbridge line services.[3]

Platform 1:

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On April 9 1983, Comeng motor carriage 315M & Tait motor carriage 472M were destroyed by a fire whilst at the station. Both cars were later scrapped.[4]

Shortly before 2 a.m. on November 11, 2015, X'Trapolis train 927M-1664T-928M derailed, following an unauthorised movement from the yard, resulting in several collisions with various infrastructure and another train.[5] On June 1, 2016, a former Metro Trains worker pleaded guilty to causing the incident, along with lighting two fires at Newport Workshops in 2015, which damaged or destroyed heritage train carriages, including a historical Swing Door EMU.[6]

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