Melton railway station, Melbourne

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Melton
Melton railway station.jpg
Platform 1 station building
LocationStaughton Street, Melton South
Coordinates37°42′12″S 144°34′21″E / 37.7032°S 144.5725°E / -37.7032; 144.5725Coordinates: 37°42′12″S 144°34′21″E / 37.7032°S 144.5725°E / -37.7032; 144.5725
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byV/Line
Line(s)Serviceton
Distance37.32 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking167
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusHost Station
Station codeMEL
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened2 April 1884
Services
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Serviceton line
towards Wendouree or Ararat

Melton railway station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia, and serves the outer Melbourne satellite city of Melton.[1]

History[edit]

Melton station opened on 2 April 1884, when the line from Braybrook Junction opened. The line was extended westward to Parwan in 1886, and being on a single track section, the station served as a crossing loop from this time. By 1889, the station had an interlocked signal box, single passenger platform, and a three road yard. A goods shed also existed across from the passenger platform.[2]

In 1987, the yard was rationalised to main line and crossing loop, but it was not until 1991 that the second platform was added.[3] In 1998, the station building was refurbished.

As part of the Regional Fast Rail project, control of the signals was transferred to the Ballarat signal box in 2005.[4] Melton station still retains the lever frame for historical purposes.

Platforms & services[edit]

Melton has two side platforms. It is serviced by V/Line Ballarat and Ararat line services.[5][6] Platform 1 is located on the main line, and is used by most trains. Platform 2 is located on a crossing loop. Trains up to 125 metres long may cross at the station, with a 245-metre-long dead end siding existing at the western (Down) end of the station.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Ballarat line upgrade[edit]

The Victoria Government's Regional Rail Revival Ballarat Line Upgrade[8][9] includes duplication from Deer Park west to Melton in 2018-19.

Transport links[edit]

Sita Buslines operates five routes to and from Melton station:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melton Vicsig
  2. ^ "Victorian Station Histories - Melton" (PDF). www.vrhistory.com. Retrieved 26 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1991. p. 338.
  4. ^ Melton - Interlocking Information Vicsig
  5. ^ Ballarat - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Ararat - Melbourne Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Train Operating Data: Southern Cross to Ararat V/Line 18 October 2013
  8. ^ Minister for Public Transport (1 March 2017). "$518 Million Ballarat Line Upgrade Released To Market". Premier of Victoria website. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Ballarat Line Upgrade". Rail Projects Victoria. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  10. ^ "453 Melton - Melton Station via Brookfield". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "455 Micasa Rise-Roslyn Park - Melton Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "457 Melton - Melton Station via Melton West". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "458 Kurunjang - Melton Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "459 Arnolds Creek to Melton Station via Westlake". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "943 Night bus: Watergardens - Caroline Springs - Melton". Public Transport Victoria.

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