Springvale railway station

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Springvale
Springvale Railway Station.jpg
View from platform 1 looking towards Melbourne in May 2014.
Location Lightwood Road, Springvale
Coordinates 37°56′58″S 145°09′11″E / 37.9494°S 145.1531°E / -37.9494; 145.1531Coordinates: 37°56′58″S 145°09′11″E / 37.9494°S 145.1531°E / -37.9494; 145.1531
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Pakenham
Cranbourne
Distance 24.50 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Below ground
Depth 6.5 metres
Parking 261
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code SPG
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 September 1880
Closed 16 April 2014
Rebuilt 22 April 2014
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Pakenham line
toward Pakenham
Cranbourne line
toward Cranbourne

Springvale railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Springvale, opening on 1 September 1880 as Spring Vale, and was renamed Springvale in February 1972.[1]

In 1975, the signal box was provided with a new relay interlocking system,[2] and in 1976, the goods platform was abolished.[3] It was upgraded to a Premium station on 7 June 1996.[4]

The remnant of a former branch line, which went to Spring Vale Cemetery station, was located at the northern end of the station. In October 2002, it was booked out of use, and the associated points, signals, crossover, and overhead wiring were removed in August 2008.[5]

In mid-2013, construction commenced on a grade separation project to eliminate the Springvale Road level crossing immediately north of the station. As part of this project, a new station was constructed below street level, which opened on 22 April 2014.[6][7][8]

Facilities, platforms & services[edit]

Concourse of the new station (left) and platform 1 of the old station (right, later demolished) in May 2014.

Springvale has two side platforms, with a concourse above on ground level. The concourse features a customer service window, an enclosed waiting room and toilets. Access to the platforms is provided by stairs and ramps. Springvale is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services.[9][10]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Transdev Melbourne operates one route via Springvale station:

Ventura Bus Lines operate four routes via Springvale station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Springvale Vicsig
  2. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962-1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1976. p. 92. 
  4. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310. 
  5. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. September 2008. pp. 278–282. 
  6. ^ Springvale Level Crossing Project Removal Project VicRoads
  7. ^ Springvale Level Crossing Project Removal Project Information Update March 2014 VicRoads
  8. ^ Springvale level crossing and Premium Station open VicRoads 22 April 2014
  9. ^ Pakenham Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Cranbourne Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 902 Chelsea - Airport West timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 705 Mordialloc - Springvale timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 811 Dandenong - Brighton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 813 Dandenong - Waverley Gardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 885 Glen Waverley - Springvale timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Closed station navigation
Spring Vale Cemetery branch
Junction | Spring Vale Cemetery Next station →