Watergardens railway station

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Watergardens
Watergardens station platforms.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2 in June 2013
Location Watergardens Circular Road, Sydenham
Australia
Coordinates 37°42′03″S 144°46′26″E / 37.7008°S 144.7738°E / -37.7008; 144.7738Coordinates: 37°42′03″S 144°46′26″E / 37.7008°S 144.7738°E / -37.7008; 144.7738
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro Trains
Line(s) Sunbury
Bendigo
Distance 23.18 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 588
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Premium station
Station code WGS
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 1 March 1859
Rebuilt 27 January 2002
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Sunbury line
toward Sunbury
Preceding station   V/Line   Following station
Bendigo line
toward Bendigo or Swan Hill

Watergardens railway station is located on the Sunbury line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the western Melbourne suburb of Sydenham, and particularly the adjacent Watergardens Shopping Centre.

The station originally opened as Keilor Road, at a slightly different location, on 1 March 1859, and was renamed Sydenham in April 1887.[1]

Interlocked gates were provided at the Melton Highway level crossing in 1926, and were replaced with boom barriers in 1987.[1] The current level crossing was provided in late 2002, in conjunction with the duplication of the Melton Highway.[2] In 2015, the Level Crossing Removal Authority announced the grade separation of the highway and railway line.

As part of the extension of the electrified network from St Albans, the station was relocated southwards in 2002, and renamed Watergardens. The new station was to be called Sydenham, of which the name itself was built into the brickwork of the station building. However, naming rights were sold to the adjacent Watergardens Shopping Centre.

A stabling yard is located at the Down end of the station.

Platforms & services[edit]

Watergardens has one side platform and one island platform. It is served by Metro Trains' Sunbury line services as well as a limited number of V/Line trains on the Bendigo and Swan Hill lines.[3][4][5]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Platform 3:

Transport links[edit]

CDC Melbourne operates four routes to and from Watergardens station:

Dyson's Bus Services operates two routes to and from Watergardens station:

Kastoria Bus Lines operates three routes via Watergardens station:

Sita Buslines operates one route to and from Watergardens station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Waugh, Andrew. "SRS Showday Tour Notes Footscray to Sunbury 1 November 1994" (PDF). Victorian Station Histories. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 2003. p. 28. 
  3. ^ Sunbury Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  4. ^ Bendigo - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Swan Hill - Melbourne timetable Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ Route 419 St Albans - Watergardens Railway Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 421 St Albans - Watergardens Railway Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 425 St Albans - Watergardens Railway Station timetable Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 461 Watergardens - Caroline Springs Shopping Centre timetable Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 941 City - Watergardens timetable Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 943 Watergardens - Melton timetable Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 460 Watergardens - Caroline Springs timetable Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 462 Watergardens - Caroline Springs timetable Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 476 Moonee Ponds - Hillside timetable Public Transport Victoria
  15. ^ Route 420 Sunshine - Watergardens timetable Public Transport Victoria

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