Gardiner railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Gardiner is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Glen Iris, on the Glen Waverley railway line. Gardiner is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 1.
Gardiner is located at the western end of the Burke Road tramway crossing, near the Monash Freeway interchange, with station access from Carroll Cresent and Burke Road.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building, while platform 2 has a small brick 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 coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2. Myki ticket vending machines are located at the entrances to platform 1 and platform 2.
A signal box is located on platform 2 at the Glen Waverley end of the station, to control the tramway crossing. A large car park on the northern side of the station accommodates 200 vehicles.
Gardiner station opened on 24 March 1890 when the surrounding area was known as Glen Iris Heights,, with electrification reaching the station in 1922. The station buildings were reconstructed in 1975. The station is among sixteen others that are the site of eleven storey high communication towers aimed to improve identification of trains around the network and emergency management.
Platforms, services and connecting tram service
- Metro Trains services towards Flinders Street.
- Metro Trains services towards Glen Waverley.
- Tram route 72 Melbourne University - Camberwell via Burke Road, Malvern Road, Swanston Street.