Melton railway station, Melbourne

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Melton is a railway station in the city of Melton, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Melton South, on the Ballarat V/Line rail service. The station is staffed full time and is in Metcard and myki Zone 2. It is also the end of the Melton line under the suburban Metcard ticketing system.

Facilities
Melton is located between Brooklyn Road and Staughton Street, with station access from both. The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 2 is building or shelterless, while platform 1 has a large weatherboard building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and a kiosk (open week days). Vending machines for Metcard and myki are located on the platform outside the waiting area, which are 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, with another myki vending machine alongside. Ticket validation machines are available on both platforms.

Platforms and services
Platform 1 and 2:
  • Ballarat/Ararat line - intercity services to/from Southern Cross, Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Wendouree, Ararat and Maryborough
Platform 1 is located on the main line, and is used by most trains. Platform 2 is located on a crossing loop. Trains up the 125 metres long may cross at the station, a 245 metre long dead end siding exists at the Ballarat end of the station.

Bus services
  • 453 Melton RS ”“ Melton via Woodgrove SC (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.
  • 455 Melton RS ”“ Micasa Rise/Roslyn Park via Woodgrove SC (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.
  • 456 Sunshine ”“ Woodgrove SC via Albion RS, Burnside SC, Caroline Springs, Melton (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.
  • 457 Melton RS ”“ Melton via Woodgrove SC (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.
  • 458 Melton RS ”“ Kurunjang via Woodgrove SC (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.
  • 459 Melton RS ”“ Arnolds Creek via Woodgrove SC, Melton West (every day). Operated by Sita Bus Lines.


History
Melton station opened on April 2, 1884, when the line from Braybrook Junction (now Sunshine station) was opened. The line was extended westward to Parwan station in 1886, and being on a single track section of track, the station served as a crossing loop from this time. By 1889 the station had an interlocked signal box, single passenger platform, and a three road yard. A goods shed also existed across from the passenger platform. In 1987 the yard was rationalised to main line and crossing loop, but it was not until 1991 that the second platform was added. On October 15, 1998 refurbished station buildings were opened by the Minister for Transport Robin Cooper. As part of the project the interiors of the old building were modernised. As part of the Regional Fast Rail project control the signalling was transferred to Ballarat signal box in 2005. Melton station still retains the lever frame for historical purposes.

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