Morradoo railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Morradoo is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Crib Point, on the Stony Point railway line. Morradoo station is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 2.Facilities
Morradoo is located at the southern end of the Disney Street level crossing, which also provides station access. It was formerly known as "Stopping Place No. 15".
The station consists of one side platform, with a small steel shelter at the Frankston end of the station. Like all stations on the Stony Point line, the station contains no Metcard machine or validators, with passengers requiring to pre-purchase tickets and validate them on arrival at Frankston.Platforms and services
- Stony Point line - all stations services to Frankston, for connecting Frankston line services to Flinders Street
- Stony Point line - all stations services to Stony Point
- 782 Frankston – Flinders via Hastings (every day). Operated by Peninsula Bus Lines.
Morradoo station opened on 7 November 1960 as Rail Motor Stopping Place Number 15 (abbreviated to RMSP 15), and was renamed Morradoo in 1996 by Bree Saunders of Crib Point Primary School, who won a local competition to rename the station. Her suggestion, Morradoo was accepted and the new name was installed in January 1997.
In 1996 the platform was extended to 25 m and a new shelter was erected.
The name 'Morradoo' comes from an Aboriginal name meaning 'powder and shot'. It was also the original name for Crib Point.