Canterbury railway station, Melbourne

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Canterbury is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Canterbury on the Lilydale and Belgrave railway lines. Canterbury is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+ 2 overlap.

Facilities
Canterbury is located on Maling Road and at the southern end of the Canterbury Road rail overpass, with station access from both. The station consists of an elevated island layout and side platform. Both sets of platforms - including the supports - are made completely out of concrete, which is unusual; Platform 1 & 2 (island platform) has a large fibro building, while platform 3 has a smaller fibro building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platforms 1 & 2, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accepts notes and coins. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 3, as well as at the entrance to platforms 1 & 2.

Platforms/Services & Connecting bus services
Platform 1:
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
Platform 2:
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - all stations and limited stops services to Box Hill, Blackburn, Ringwood, Lilydale, Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave
Platform 3:
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - all stations and limited stops services to Box Hill, Blackburn, Ringwood, Lilydale, Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave


History
Canterbury station opened on December 1, 1882. In the 1930s a crossover was provided at the Melbourne end of the station, and a signal box provided to work the level crossing. Work on the grade separation of the Canterbury Road level crossing commenced in early 1966, and was completed on September 15, 1968. The works involved the use of temporary track to keep trains running, and raising the station 6 metres. Services on the third track from East Camberwell was extended though the station to Box Hill in 1971. The station was one of four used for the first trials of the myki ticketing system on the rail network, carried out in August 2008 by Kamco staff. The other stations were East Camberwell, Chatham and Mont Albert stations.

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