Jacana railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Jacana is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Jacana, on the Craigieburn railway line. Jacana is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 2. In 2009 it was the fifth least used metropolitan railway station in Melbourne, with an average of 390 passenger boardings per day.Facilities
Jacana station is located between Pascoe Vale Road and Electric Street, with station access from both via the station's footbridge at the Craigieburn end of the station.
The station consists of two platforms, in an island format, with a pebblemix building in the centre of the station. A large Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to the platforms, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accepts notes and coins.
The North East standard gauge line is to the west of the station, crossing the broad gauge suburban lines by a flyover at the Broadmeadows end of the station. The Albion-Jacana freight line joins the main suburban line after the flyover, and the Western Ring Road passes under the station via a short tunnel.
The station can be accessed from the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail by a tunnel under Pascoe Vale Road from Langton Street.Platforms and services
- Craigieburn line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
- Craigieburn line - all stations services to Broadmeadows and Craigieburn
Jacana station opened on 15 February 1959, amid residential subdivision of the area. The railway through the area having opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga, and then electrified as far as Broadmeadows in 1921. Construction of the station required the slewing of both the up and down lines to make room for the platform, as well as the flyover for the standard gauge line under construction at the same time.