Ferntree Gully railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Ferntree Gully is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Ferntree Gully, on the Belgrave railway line. It is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zone 2.
Ferntree Gully is located at the northern end of the Alpine Street level crossing and between Station Street and Underwood Road, with station access from all three.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large prefabricated concrete building, while platform 2 has a smaller concrete building. A large Metcard ticket 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. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2, as well as at the entrance to platform 1. A disused booking office sits opposite.
Platforms and services
- Belgrave line - all stations and limited stops services to Ringwood and Flinders Street
- Belgrave line - all stations services to Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave
- Telebus Area 7 - Rowville
- Telebus Area 8 - Rowville
Ferntree Gully station opened on 4 December 1889 as Lower Ferntree Gully. It was renamed Ferntree Gully on 1 October 1962, and renamed Fern Tree Gully on 29 February 1972, although in recent times most references to the station use the 1962 version, despite a lack of evidence that it has ever officially been changed back. Boom barriers were provided at Alpine Street in 1977. On 18 November 2008 it was announced that Ferntree Gully will be upgraded to a premium station, with works to begin in early 2009, and is expected to be completed by December 2009.