Sandown Park railway station, Melbourne

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Station information
Code SNP
Distance from
Flinders Street
24.4 km
Operator Metro Trains Melbourne
Lines Cranbourne,
Pakenham
# Platforms 2
# Tracks 2
Status Unmanned station
Metlink profile Link
Melway map Link
Google map Link
Metcard / Myki Zone 2

Sandown Park is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Springvale, on the Pakenham and Cranbourne railway lines. Sandown Park is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 2.

Contents

Station overview

Facilities

Sandown Park is located between Lightwood Road and Flinders Street, with station access from both via the station's underpass. The Sandown Racecourse and Sandown Greyhound Track are located near the station.

The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a large weatherboard building at the Dandenong end of the station. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to the platforms, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins, as well as a myki ticket vending machine. A coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine sits next to the disused ticket office window.

History

Sandown Park station first opened in 1889 as Oakleigh Racecourse, and was renamed Sandown Park in 1892. 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.[1] The station closed in 1955, being reopened in the current form for general passenger traffic in 1965.[2] The station once had a second exit and subway at the up end of the platform, this has since been closed and filled in.[3][4]

Platforms and services

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

  • Suburban Metro Trains services to Cranbourne.
  • Suburban Metro Trains services to Dandenong.
  • Suburban Metro Trains services to Pakenham.

References

  1. ^ Victorian Railways signalling diagram - "Sandown Park 743'09". www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. http://www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com/mywebpages/vr/Metropolitan/743%2709.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ "VICSIG - Infrastructure - Sandown Park". www.vicsig.net. http://www.vicsig.net/infrastructure/location/Sandown-Park. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ "VICSIG - Infrastructure - Line Data Cranbourne line". www.vicsig.net. http://www.vicsig.net/infrastructure/line/Cranbourne. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Original Sandown Park station". Railpage Australia Forums (Railway Archaeology). www.railpage.com.au. http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t2503.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 

Coordinates: 37°57′24″S 145°09′48″E / 37.9568°S 145.1632°E / -37.9568; 145.1632


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