Jacana railway station

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Jacana
Jacana railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Northbound view in September 2007
LocationPascoe Vale Road, Glenroy
Coordinates37°41′42″S 144°54′57″E / 37.6951°S 144.9158°E / -37.6951; 144.9158Coordinates: 37°41′42″S 144°54′57″E / 37.6951°S 144.9158°E / -37.6951; 144.9158
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Craigieburn
Distance15.43 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeJAC
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened15 February 1959
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Craigieburn line
towards Craigieburn

Jacana railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It opened on 15 February 1959,[1] and serves the northern Melbourne suburbs of Jacana and Glenroy.

The railway past the site of Jacana station opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. Construction of the station required the slewing of both the up and down lines to make room for the island platform, as well as the flyover for the standard gauge line under construction at the same time.[2]

The North East standard gauge line is to the west of the station, crossing the broad gauge suburban lines by a flyover at the northern end of the station. The Albion-Jacana freight line joins the main suburban line after the flyover, and the Western Ring Road passes under the station via a short tunnel.

The current overpass on Pascoe Vale Road, west of the station, was provided in 1975, replacing an earlier overpass.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Jacana has one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line trains.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacana". Vicsig. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ Turton, Keith W (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne-Wodonga Railway 1873-1973. Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 87. ISBN 0-85849-012-9.
  3. ^ "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1975. p. 44.
  4. ^ "Craigieburn Line". Public Transport Victoria.

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