Laverton railway station, Melbourne

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Laverton
Laverton station island platform 2010.jpg
Eastbound view in February 2010
Location Railway Avenue, Laverton
Australia
Coordinates 37°51′50″S 144°46′20″E / 37.8638°S 144.7722°E / -37.8638; 144.7722Coordinates: 37°51′50″S 144°46′20″E / 37.8638°S 144.7722°E / -37.8638; 144.7722
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Werribee
Distance 21.01 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 island, 1 side)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 947
Bicycle facilities 19
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code LAV
Fare zone Myki zone 1/2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 July 1886
Rebuilt 2010
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
toward Newport
Werribee line
(Altona loop)
Terminus
Werribee line
toward Werribee

Laverton railway station is located on Werribee line, in the western Melbourne suburb of Laverton. It opened on 1 July 1886.[1][2]

At the up end of the station, the tracks diverge. Express Flinders Street trains take the direct double track route to Newport station, while local Laverton-Altona shuttle trains run on the single track route to Newport via Altona. Until June 2015, Geelong and Warrnambool line trains ran through the station, but those services now use the Regional Rail Link route via Wyndham Vale. The Western standard gauge line passes to the west of Platform 1.

History[edit]

In 1968, the former side platform was converted to an island platform, as part of the duplication of the line to Werribee.[2] Control of all signals and points was transferred to the Newport signal box in 1986,[3] although the signal control panel remained within the station building until 2009.[1] It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1998.[4]

On 1 October 1987, two Hitachi suburban trains collided at the up end of the station, near Laverton Junction, after an up train overran the Altona loop, and collided with a down train.[5][6]

In May 2008, the Victorian State Government announced, as part of the 2008/09 State Budget, that Laverton station would receive a $92.6 million upgrade, which would include the building of a third platform. The work included the tripling of one kilometre of existing double track, between the Altona line and the station.[7] The first section of the footbridge was installed in October 2009,[8] and the completed bridge was opened to the public on 9 February 2010.[9]

On the 'express route', between Laverton and Newport stations, the former Galvin station has been demolished, and the former Paisley station has had its platform access and station building removed.

Platforms & services[edit]

Laverton has one island platform, with two faces and one side platform. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Werribee line services.[10]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

  • Werribee line: off peak shuttle services to Newport (weekdays only) and all stations services to Werribee (weekends only)

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates eight routes via Laverton station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:

Sita Buslines operates one route to and from Laverton station:

  • 400: to Sunshine station (shared with CDC Melbourne)[11]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Laverton Vicsig
  2. ^ a b Laverton Station Rail Geelong
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1987. p. 89. 
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  5. ^ "Operations". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1988. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "Rollingstock". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1988. p. 87. 
  7. ^ Laverton Rail Upgrade – Department of Transport, Victorian Government
  8. ^ "Rail Geelong – Gallery – Dropping it down into place". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "New Footbridge Unveiled at Laverton Station". Media release: Minister for Public Transport. www.premier.vic.gov.au. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Werribee Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ a b Route 400 Sunshine - Laverton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 411 Laverton - Footscray timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 412 Laverton - Footscray timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 414 Laverton - Footscray timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 415 Laverton - Williamstown timetable Public Transport Victoria
  16. ^ Route 417 Laverton - Laverton North timetable Public Transport Victoria
  17. ^ Route 496 Laverton - Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria
  18. ^ Route 498 Laverton Station - Hoppers Crossing Station timetable Public Transport Victoria

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