Springvale railway station, Melbourne

MelbourneRailwayStation1
NAME=Springvale
IMAGELINK=Springvale-station-platform.jpg
CAPTION=Platform 1 looking towards the city
CODE=SPG
DISTANCE=23.3 km
LINES=Cranbourne,
Pakenham
PLATFORMS=2
TRACKS=2
STATUS=Premium Station
FACILITIES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/19913 Link]
TIMETABLES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/19913#lineInformation Link]
MELWAY= [http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd_new/genmap.cgi?x=145.153641020306&y=-37.9502239457481&sizex=650&sizey=650&level=6&star=1 Link]
ZONE=2

Springvale is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Springvale, on the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines. Springvale is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zone 2.

A third rail line is to built connecting the station with Dandenong and Caulfield railway stations as part of the $1 billion Dandenong railway line triplication project. Work on the Springvale-Caulfield section is due to begin by 2011 and on the Springvale-Dandenong section between 2011 and 2016. [ [http://www.doi.vic.gov.au/DOI/Internet/transport.nsf/AllDocs/7D244319338C6A0ACA2572FA0005B349?OpenDocument Department of Infrastructure website] ]

Facilities

Springvale is located at the eastern end of the Springvale Road level crossing, with station access from Springvale, Lightwood and Sandown Roads.

The station consists of two side platforms: Platform 1 (Flinders Street bound) has a large weatherboard building with an enclosed waiting room, a ticket office and toilets, while platform 2 (Dandenong bound) has a smaller weatherboard building. A large Metcard machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accepts notes and coins, with small coin-only Metcard machines situated in the waiting room and at the entrance to platform 2.

History

Springvale station opened on September 1 1880 as "Spring Vale", renamed to "Springvale" in 1972. [ [http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&name=Springvale VICSIG Infrastructure - Springvale] ] The station was upgraded to Premium Station status on June 7 1996.cite journal
year = 1997
month = October
title = Upgrading Eltham to a Premium Station
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Heritage Society (Victorian Division)
pages = page 310
]

The remnant of a former branch line which went to Spring Vale Cemetery station was located at the down end of the station as siding 'B'. In October 2002 it was booked out of use, and the associated points, signals, crossover, and overhead wiring were removed in August 2008.cite journal | year = 2008 | month = September | title = Works | journal = Newsrail | publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division) | pages = pages 278 - 282 ]

Gallery

References

MetlinkAndClosedStations
Line1 = Pakenham, Cranbourne lines
Next1 = Sandown Park
Previous1 = Westall
ClosedLine = Spring Vale Cemetery branch
ClosedNext = Spring Vale Cemetery
ClosedPreviousplain = Junction
VICORMELB=Melbourne


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