Macleod railway station, Melbourne

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Macleod railway station, Melbourne

Macleod is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Macleod, on the Hurstbridge railway line. Macleod is classed as a Premium station and is in Metcard Zone 2.

Facilities

Macleod is located between McNamara Street and Birdwood Avenue, with station access from both.

The station consists of an side platform and island layout; Platform 1 has a large brick building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platforms 2 & 3 (island platform) has a small fibro building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting room, 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 and 3, as well as inside the waiting area.

Stabling facilities are situated at the Flinders Street end of the station.

Platforms, services and connecting bus service

Platform 1:

  • Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

Platform 2:

  • Hurstbridge line - all stations services to Greensborough, Eltham and Hurstbridge

Platform 3:

  • Hurstbridge line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street

(Note: Platform 2 is bi-directional, and can be used to terminate trains, however there is no access to platform 2 from the down end.)

  • 561 Reservoir – Macleod via La Trobe University, Macleod RS (Monday to Saturday). Operated by East West Bus Company.
History

Macleod station opened on 1 March 1911. The line was the junction of the short Mont Park branch line from 1912 to 1964. It was upgraded to a Premium Station in 2001. On 24 March 2011, One of the X'Trapolis 955M trains derailed because of a brake failure. The train went approximately three metres past the end of the platform and smashed into a fence, no reports of injury were recorded. Earlier that day, another train lost power and was stuck on the middle of the bridge above Burgundy Street, Heidelberg. Delays were up to 30 minutes for people going the Eltham way, and 40 minutes going the Flinders Street way.