Sandown Park railway station, Melbourne

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Sandown Park
Sandown Park Railway Station.jpg
Southbound view in June 2014
Location Lightwood Road, Springvale
Coordinates 37°57′24″S 145°09′48″E / 37.9568°S 145.1632°E / -37.9568; 145.1632Coordinates: 37°57′24″S 145°09′48″E / 37.9568°S 145.1632°E / -37.9568; 145.1632
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Pakenham
Cranbourne
Distance 25.68 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 250
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code SNP
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1889
Closed 16 May 1955
Rebuilt 19 June 1965
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
toward Pakenham
Cranbourne line
toward Cranbourne

Sandown Park railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Springvale opening in 1889 as Oakleigh Racecourse, being renamed Sandown Park in 1892.[1]

The station was built to service Sandown Racecourse. In addition to the two main lines, there was a signal box and booking office, and two sidings each over 600 metres long on the eastern side of the tracks, for the stabling of special race trains. The station had no platform on the up track, instead having an island platform on the down track, the other face serving one of the sidings on the eastern side.[2]

The station was only used for racecourse traffic and closed in May 1955. In June 1965 it reopened for general passenger traffic as an island platform.[1] The station once had a second exit and subway at the up end of the platform but that has since been closed and filled in.

Platforms & services[edit]

Sandown Park has one island platform with two faces. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services.[3][4]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sandown Park Vicsig
  2. ^ Victorian Railways signalling diagram - "Sandown Park 743'09". www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ Pakenham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria

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