Pascoe Vale railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Pascoe Vale is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Pascoe Vale, on the Craigieburn railway line. Pascoe Vale is unmanned and is in Metcard Zones 1+2 overlap.Station overview
Pascoe Vale is located at the southern end of the Gaffney Street level crossing, with station access from Gaffney and Burgundy Streets.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large brick building, while platform 2 has a small fibro building. A large Metcard vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. Additional coin-only Metcard and myki ticket vending machines are located at the entrances to platform 1 and platform 2.
On weekday mornings there is a small privately operated kiosk on platform 1 that sells Metcards, newspapers, drinks and snacks.History
Pascoe Vale station opened on 10 November 1885, the railway having opened in 1872 as part of the North East railway to Wodonga. In the 1880s the area was virtually uninhabited country, with the station opening and associated extension of steam operated suburban services to Broadmeadows being driven by the 'Land Boom' in Melbourne of the period and corrupt politicians.
The original station building on the up platform was provided in 1886, but has since been replaced. A signal box was opened to control interlocked gates at the Gaffney Street level crossing, until boom barriers replaced them in 1965.Platforms and Services
- Craigieburn line - all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street.
- Craigieburn line - all stations services to Broadmeadows and Craigieburn.