Jacana railway station
Northbound view in September 2007
|Location||Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy|
|Operated by||Metro Trains|
|Distance||15.43 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||15 February 1959|
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.
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.
Platforms & services
- "Jacana". Vicsig. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- 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.
- "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. February 1975. p. 44.
- "Craigieburn Line". Public Transport Victoria.
- Melway map at street-directory.com.au