Fawkner railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Fawkner is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Fawkner, on the Upfield railway line. Fawkner is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+2 overlap.
Fawkner is located in the Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park, west of Sydney Road, with station access from the pedestrian crossing from the station's car park.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a small steel shelter, while platform 2 has a fibro building. A Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins, however it is overshadowed by a Myki machine. A coin-only Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2. A former mortuary van is situated next to platform 2.
Until 1998 the station had one platform and one track through it (what are now Platform 2 and the Upfield-bound track respectively). The second track and Platform 1 were added as part of the duplication of the line between Fawkner and Gowrie.
Platforms and services
- Upfield line - all stations services to Flinders Street
- Upfield line - all stations services to Upfield
- 530 Coburg – Campbellfield via Merlynston RS, Fawkner RS, Gowrie RS (every day). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
- 531 Upfield – North Coburg via Fawkner RS, Gowrie RS (Monday to Friday). Operated by Broadmeadows Bus Service.
Fawkner opened on 8 October 1889. It closed in 1903 and reopened in 1906 as Fawkner Cemetery, and was renamed Fawkner in 1914. The adjacent cemetery opened in 1906, and from then until 1939 special mortuary trains ran. From October 1914 only seven trains daily ran to Fawkner, as well as the daily mortuary train to the cemetery. Until 1959 Fawkner was the extent of suburban electrified services, with an AEC railmotor used from 1928 until 1959 to provide a connecting service north to Somerton station.