Craigieburn railway station, Melbourne

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Craigieburn railway station, Melbourne

Craigieburn is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Craigieburn, on the Craigieburn railway line. Craigieburn is classed as a Premium Station, is in Metcard Zone 2 and is the terminus for the Craigieburn line.

Facilities

Craigieburn has two side platforms for through trains, and terminating facilities are provided. The main station building is located on platform 2, with small shelters on platform 1. A pedestrian crossing crosses the track connected platforms at the north end, with the old Hume Highway overpass located further north again. Stabling sidings connected to platform 2 are located north of the overpass.

In April/May 2009 Platform 1 (the old country design) was demolished and rebuilt to a similar design to Platform 2. Electrification on the platform began on August 2009 enabling metropolitan trains to access Platforms 1 and 2 fully.

Platforms and services

Platform 1:

  • Craigieburn line - terminating services; returning as all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Seymour/Shepparton line - intercity services to Southern Cross

Platform 2:

  • Craigieburn line - terminating services; returning as all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
  • Seymour/Shepparton line - intercity services to Kilmore East, Seymour and Shepparton
Bus services
  • 528 Craigieburn – Craigieburn South (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
  • 529 Craigieburn – Craigieburn West via Craigieburn Plaza SC (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
  • 532 Craigieburn – Broadmeadows via Upfield RS, Broadmeadows SC (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
  • 533 Craigieburn – Craigieburn North via Craigieburn Plaza SC (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
  • 535 Craigieburn – Craigieburn West via Craigieburn Plaza SC (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
  • 544 Broadmeadows – Craigieburn via Roxburgh Park SC, Roxburgh RS (every day). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services & Broadmeadows Bus Service.
History

Craigieburn station opened on 22 July 1872, a few months after the North East railway to Wodonga had opened, it having been intended for the station to open with the line. A small timber station building was provided, goods facilities and a larger building being provided in 1878 of the same design as other small stations on the line. A larger timber station building was provided in 1920 on the up platform.

The station had a passing loop and was used to regularly cross trains from 1874 until the line was duplicated in 1886. A lever frame was provided on the down platform in 1899, remaining until moved to the new station building in 1922. A number of goods sidings were provided at the station, the last being removed in 1982. The old Hume Highway road overpass was opened in 1961 as part of the construction of the North East standard gauge project, replacing a level crossing. In 1988 the station was abolished as a block post and all signals were removed.

The station was rebuilt in 2007 as a Premium Station as part of the $115 million Craigieburn rail project, with a signal box, stabling sidings and crossover between lines also provided.Connex began electrified train services to the station on September 30, 2007. Before this time the station had been served by V/Line operated diesel trains, but with suburban Metcard tickets accepted.

On May 6, 2008, the Government of Victoria announced as part of the 2008-2009 state budget that Craigieburn station would receive a $30.2 million upgrade which will include signalling upgrade works as well as a new third platform, to be constructed in the allocated space provided when the station was originally upgraded to accommodate electric train services.

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com