Thomastown railway station, Melbourne

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Thomastown
Thomastown railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Eastern side in June 2012
LocationStation Street, Thomastown
Australia
Coordinates37°40′49″S 145°00′51″E / 37.6803°S 145.0142°E / -37.6803; 145.0142Coordinates: 37°40′49″S 145°00′51″E / 37.6803°S 145.0142°E / -37.6803; 145.0142
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Mernda
Distance19.07 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking310
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusPremium station
Station codeTSN
Fare zoneMyki Zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened23 December 1889
Rebuilt2011
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Mernda line
towards Mernda

Thomastown railway station is located on the Mernda line, in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Thomastown, and opened on 23 December 1889.[1] A completely redeveloped Thomastown station was opened in late 2011.

Thomastown was originally served by country trains on the line to Whittlesea. Electrification and suburban trains were extended along 4.4 kilometres of single track to the station in 1929, paid for by a land developer, who paid for the works, and who also guaranteed against operating losses.[2] From 1931, it was the terminus of the AEC railmotor service from Whittlesea, remaining so until electric suburban services were extended to Lalor in November 1959, and services beyond discontinued and the line closed.[3]

Much of the yard east of the station was abolished in the late 1980s.[4] It was upgraded to a Premium station in 1996.[5]

A VicRoads park & ride upgrade opened in early 2007, with an additional 100 car spaces opened to the south-east of the station, taking the total to 330.

As part of the duplication of the line from Keon Park to Epping, a second side platform was added, and the existing station rebuilt. The current station opened on 28 November 2011.[6][7]

Platforms & services[edit]

Thomastown has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Mernda line services.[8]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operates six routes via Thomastown station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomastown Vicsig
  2. ^ Jack McLean (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 333–337.
  3. ^ SE Dornan & RG Henderson (1979). Electric Railways of Victoria. Australian Electric Traction Society. p. 84. ISBN 0-909459-06-1.
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. April 1988. p. 123.
  5. ^ "Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1997. p. 310.
  6. ^ Rail line boost already on track Herald Sun 28 November 2011
  7. ^ South Morang Rail Alliance Archived 9 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine John Holland
  8. ^ "Mernda Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  9. ^ "357 Wollert West - Thomastown Station via Epping Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  10. ^ "554 Thomastown via West Lalor (clockwise loop)". Public Transport Victoria.
  11. ^ "555 Epping - Northland via Lalor & Thomastown & Reservoir". Public Transport Victoria.
  12. ^ "557 Thomastown via West Lalor (anti clockwise loop)". Public Transport Victoria.
  13. ^ "559 Thomastown via Darebin Drive". Public Transport Victoria.
  14. ^ "570 Thomastown - RMIT Bundoora". Public Transport Victoria.

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