Upper Ferntree Gully railway station, Melbourne
NAME=Upper Ferntree Gully
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Upper Ferntree Gully is a
railway stationin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Upper Ferntree Gully, on the Belgrave railway line. Upper Ferntree Gully is classed as a Premium Stationand is in MetcardZone 2.
The station is located between the
Burwood Highwayand Railway Avenue, with station access from an underpasswhich connects the platforms to both Burwood Highway and Railway Avenue.
island platformhas a large brick building with an enclosed waiting room, a ticket office and toilets. A large Metcardmachine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. Stabling sidings are located on both sides of the station.
The station also monitors, via
closed circuit television, all stations from Heathmont to Belgrave and answers emergency calls from those stations.
Upper Ferntree Gully station opened on
December 4 1889. From December 1900 it was the break of gauge station between the broad-gauge used through most of Victoria, and the narrow-gauge Gembrook line (now the Puffing Billy Railway), one of the narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways.The narrow gauge line as far as Belgrave was later rebuilt as a broad-gauge electrified line.
In February 1972 the station name was subtly altered to "Upper Fern Tree Gully" [Victorian Railways Weekly Notice No. 9 of 1972.] , although in more recent times most references have reverted to the original name.
The station was upgraded to Premium Station status on
July 2 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 ]
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