Reservoir railway station

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Commuter rail station
Reservoir Station in February 2020.jpg
Reservoir railway station in February 2020
LocationHigh Street, Reservoir, Victoria 3073
City of Darebin
Coordinates37°43′00″S 145°00′26″E / 37.7168°S 145.0071°E / -37.7168; 145.0071Coordinates: 37°43′00″S 145°00′26″E / 37.7168°S 145.0071°E / -37.7168; 145.0071
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Distance14.94 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 (1 Island)
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational, Premium Station
Station codeRES
Fare zoneMyki Zone 1/2 Overlap
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
Opened8 October 1889
Closed2 December 2019
Rebuilt16 December 2019
Previous namesPreston - Reservoir
2008-20091.237 million[1]
2009-20101.317 million[1]Increase 6.47%
2010-20111.273 million[1]Decrease 3.34%
2011-20121.157 million[1]Decrease 9.11%
2012-2013Not measured[1]
2013-20141.181 million[1]Increase 2.07%
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Regent Mernda line Ruthven
towards Mernda

Reservoir railway station is located on the Mernda line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir, and it opened on 8 October 1889 as Preston-Reservoir. It was renamed Reservoir on 1 December 1909.[2][3]

The station was the terminus for suburban services on the Whittlesea line, with the line duplicated in December 1910, and in July 1921, it became the terminus for electric trains. In 1924, an 8 metre long turntable was provided at the station, for the operation of an AEC railmotor between Reservoir and Whittlesea station, running two trips a day.[2] Electric trains were extended to Thomastown in December 1929, and the turntable was abolished in 1940.

Boom barriers replaced hand gates at the former High Street level crossing in 1963.[3][4]

On 18 December 1986, a number of sidings and signals were abolished.[3] Further sidings were abolished on 1 April 1987.[3]

On 8 May 1988, the former signal box and interlocked frame were abolished. Also abolished were crossovers, formerly located at the Up and Down ends of the station,[5] and the double line block system between Reservoir and Keon Park, which was replaced with automatic three position signalling.[5] Pedestrian boom barriers were also provided at the pedestrian crossing, located at the Down end of the station, and at the former High Street level crossing.[5] Two months earlier, the double line block system between Bell and Reservoir was abolished.[5]

A new High Street level crossing was completed in 1991.[6] This arrangement existed until the grade separation of the level crossing in 2019.

On 25 June 1996, it was upgraded to a Premium Station.[7]

In January 2016, it was announced by the Level Crossing Removal Authority that the High Street level crossing would be removed by grade separation.[8][9] Preliminary designs were released in September 2018, showing the grade separation as elevated rail with a new station in the current location.[10] Plans for grade separation have dated as far back as the mid 1970s.[11]

On 2 December 2019, the old Reservoir station was closed for general public due to the level crossing removal and realignment. The new station was opened on Monday 16 December 2019. This new station is elevated above a multi-road intersection. Crossovers were also reinstated at both the Up and Down ends of the rebuilt station.[3]

Platforms and services[edit]

Reservoir has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Mernda line services.[12]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dysons operates seven routes via Reservoir station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria:



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Train Station Patronage FY2008-2014" (XLS). Public Transport Victoria. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. (access from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link))
  2. ^ a b Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 333–337.
  3. ^ a b c d e Reservoir Vicsig
  4. ^ Public Office Record Victoria. "Reservoir - Public Record Office Victoria Photographic Collection". Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1988. p. 220.
  6. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1991. p. 338.
  7. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  8. ^ End of the line for older Melbourne stations being torn down and rebuilt - The Age
  9. ^ High Street, Reservoir - Level Crossing Removal Authority
  10. ^ "Reservoir level crossing project design announced". Level Crossing Removal Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Works & Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1976. p. 19.
  12. ^ "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "301 Reservoir Station - La Trobe University (Bundoora Campus)". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "552 North East Reservoir - Northcote Plaza via High Street". Public Transport Victoria.
  15. ^ "553 Preston - West Preston via Reservoir". Public Transport Victoria.
  16. ^ "555 Epping - Northland via Lalor & Thomastown & Reservoir". Public Transport Victoria.
  17. ^ "556 Epping Plaza SC - Northland SC via Keon Park". Public Transport Victoria.
  18. ^ "558 Reservoir via North West Reservoir". Public Transport Victoria.
  19. ^ "561 Macleod - Pascoe Vale via La Trobe University". Public Transport Victoria.

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