Merlynston railway station

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Merlynston
MerlynstonNov2006.jpg
Northbound view in November 2006
Location Bain Avenue, Coburg North
Australia
Coordinates 37°43′15″S 144°57′41″E / 37.7209°S 144.9613°E / -37.7209; 144.9613Coordinates: 37°43′15″S 144°57′41″E / 37.7209°S 144.9613°E / -37.7209; 144.9613
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Upfield
Distance 12.49 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 218
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code MYN
Fare zone Myki Zone 1/2 overlap
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 8 October 1889
Closed 13 July 1903
Rebuilt 1 October 1914
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Upfield line
toward Upfield

Merlynston railway station is located on the Upfield line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Coburg North, and opened on 8 October 1889 as North Coburg. It closed on 13 July 1903, and reopened on 1 October 1914 as Merlynston.[1]

A level crossing, formerly located at Shorts Road, south of the station, was closed in the late 1990s, and a dead-end street was created on either side of the railway line. Until the track was duplicated to Gowrie in 1998, the line north of the station had only a single track, apart from the island platform at Gowrie, which had two platforms. However, one platform was a dock platform, meaning trains couldn't cross at Gowrie, and had to cross at Merlynston. Boom barriers were provided at the nearby Boundary Road level crossing, located at the Down end of the station, in 1984.[2]

Comeng motor carriage 533M was destroyed by fire at the station on 9 April 2002.[3] The fire also damaged part of the station building.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Merlynston has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Upfield line services.[4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates two routes via Merlynston station:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merlynston Vicsig
  2. ^ VR Website by Andrew Waugh
  3. ^ a b "General News". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 2002. p. 172. 
  4. ^ Upfield Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Route 530 Campbellfield - Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 531 Upfield - North Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 534 Glenroy - Coburg timetable Public Transport Victoria

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