Cranbourne railway station, Melbourne

MelbourneRailwayStation1
NAME=Cranbourne
IMAGELINK=Cranbourne1.jpg
Station building at Cranbourne
CODE=CBE
DISTANCE=44 km
LINES=Cranbourne
PLATFORMS=2
TRACKS=2
STATUS=Premium Station
FACILITIES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/19886 Link]
TIMETABLES= [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/stop/view/19886#lineInformation Link]
MELWAY= [http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd_new/genmap.cgi?x=145.280251518938&y=-38.099564564827&sizex=650&sizey=650&level=6&star=1&circle= Link]

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ZONE=2

Cranbourne is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Cranbourne, on the Cranbourne railway line of which it is the terminus. Classed as a Premium Station, it is Metcard Zone 2.

Facilities

The station is located on Station Street and at the southern end of the Camms Road level crossing, with station access from the former.

The station consists of two platforms, in an island format. The island platform has a large fibro building with an enclosed waiting room, a ticket office and toilets. A large Metcard machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins.

History

Cranbourne station opened on October 1 1888. [ [http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&name=Cranbourne VICSIG Infrastructure - Cranbourne] ] It was upgraded to Premium Station status in 1998.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 disused South Gippsland line continues from the station including the nearby High Street (South Gippsland Highway) level crossing, which has bells and lights. V/Line services to Leongatha were discontinued on July 21, 1993.cite journal
year = 1997
month = March
title = Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960
author = Chris Banger
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)
pages = pages 77–82
] The last regular train running though and beyond Cranbourne was on January 15, 1998, when the Koala Siding (near Nyora) to Spotswood station sand train ceased operation.cite journal
year = 1998
month = February
title = Farewell - The Sand Train
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)
pages = pages 71–76
]

In November 1993 Train Order Working replaced Electric Staff safeworking to Cranbourne, then on March 24 1995 the electrification and power signalling on the Cranbourne line was commissioned. It was a $27 million Federal Government funded project that included an upgraded Dandenong station and a new Merinda Park station.cite book
last = Fiddian
first = Mark
title = Trains, Tracks, Travellers. A history of the Victorian Railways
publisher = South Eastern Independent Newspapers
year = 1997
page = page 154
isbn = 1 875475 12 5
]

In 2008 work started on the construction of six train stabling sidings at Cranbourne station at a cost of $37 million, to enable more trains to run on the line at peak times without duplicating the line. [cite web
url=http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/domino/Web_Notes/newmedia.nsf/955cbeae7df9460dca256c8c00152d2b/16a31250939e85d6ca257410007a9d5b!OpenDocument
title=Media Release: CRANBOURNE STATION TRAIN STABLING PROJECT ON TRACK
publisher=www.dpc.vic.gov.au
work-Minister for Public Transport Media Release
accessdate=2008-04-24
] [cite web
url=http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=infrastructure&project=cbesidings
title=VICSIG - Infrastructure - Cranbourne Sidings and Station
publisher=www.vicsig.net
accessdate=2008-04-24
]

Gallery

References

MetlinkAndClosedStations
Line1 = Cranbourne line
Next1 =
Previous1 = Merinda Park
ClosedLine = Continued as the South Gippsland line
ClosedNext = Clyde
ClosedPreviousplain = see South Gippsland line


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