Officer railway station

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Officer
Officer railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Eastbound view in August 2011
LocationStation Street, Officer
Australia
Coordinates38°03′58″S 145°24′40″E / 38.0662°S 145.4110°E / -38.0662; 145.4110Coordinates: 38°03′58″S 145°24′40″E / 38.0662°S 145.4110°E / -38.0662; 145.4110
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Gippsland line
Distance51.45 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking20
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeOFC
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened4 August 1881
Rebuilt13 May 1956
ElectrifiedYes
Traffic
Passengers (2013/14)19,287 thousand Decrease 65.2%
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
towards Pakenham

Officer railway station is located on the Gippsland line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Officer, and opened on 4 August 1881 as Officer's Siding. It was renamed Officer on 13 February 1899. On 13 May 1956, a new station opened east of the original site.[1]

Flashing signals were provided at the nearby Station Street/Officer South Road level crossing in 1976.[2] A decade later, in 1986, boom barriers were added.[3]

The former goods siding was taken out of service in 1988.[4] The main line points leading into the siding were spiked, and were removed at a later date.[4]

In 2011/12, it was the 2nd least used station in Melbourne's metropolitan system, with 55,000 passenger movements.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Officer has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

It is planned to connect the Pakenham line to the Sunbury line through the new Metro Tunnel in late 2025.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Officer Vicsig
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1976. p. 160.
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1987. p. 91.
  4. ^ a b "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. June 1988. p. 186.
  5. ^ Station Patronage Research Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ "Pakenham Line". Public Transport Victoria.

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