Jewell railway station

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Jewell
Station jewell 1.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 1 in November 2007
Location Wilson Avenue, Brunswick
Australia
Coordinates 37°46′30″S 144°57′31″E / 37.7750°S 144.9587°E / -37.7750; 144.9587Coordinates: 37°46′30″S 144°57′31″E / 37.7750°S 144.9587°E / -37.7750; 144.9587
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains Melbourne
Line(s) Upfield
Distance 6.50 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Tram
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code JWL
Fare zone Myki zone 1
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 9 September 1884
Electrified Yes
Previous names South Brunswick
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Upfield line
toward Upfield

Jewell railway station is located on the Upfield railway line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. It opened on 9 September 1884 as South Brunswick, and was renamed Jewell on 1 February 1954, honouring a long-serving member of the State Parliament, James Jewell, who represented the Brunswick electorate from 1910 to 1949.[1][2]

A disused goods shed is located next to the Platform 1 entrance, whilst a disused signal box is located at the northern end of the station, next to the Union Street level crossing. The main station building, signal box and level crossing gates are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]

The former level crossing at Barkly Street, at the southern end of the station, was closed to vehicle traffic in August 1998.[4]

In June 2012, VicTrack announced its intention to revamp the station, as part of a mixed development that could include station restoration, enhanced open space, and a new commercial and residential development, adjacent on the eastern side. A program of community consultation was undertaken to find out local people's priorities for any alterations. Safety and better access were identified as main concerns. VicTrack is to seek interest from developers in 2013.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Jewell has two side platforms. It is served by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates one route via Jewell station:

Yarra Trams operates one route via Jewell station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jewell Vicsig
  2. ^ "Jewell, James Robert". Re-Member (former members). Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  3. ^ Jewell Signal Box, Gates & Station Department of the Environment
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1998. p. 317. 
  5. ^ Merrett, Melissa (2012-12-04). "Commuters want Brunswick's Jewell to shine". Moreland Leader. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  6. ^ Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 509 Brunswick West - Barkly Square SC timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 19 North Coburg - City Elizabeth St timetable Public Transport Victoria

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