Reservoir railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Reservoir is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Reservoir, on the Epping railway line. Reservoir is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zones 1+2 overlap.
Reservoir is located between High Street and Spring Street, with station access from both. The five way High Street level crossing is north of the station.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 2 has a semi-large weatherboard building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting area, which is able to dispense a variety of ticketing options and accepting notes and coins. Additional coin only Metcard & myki ticket vending machines are located inside the waiting area on platform 1, and at the entrance to platform 2.
Reservoir opened on 8 October 1889 as Preston Reservoir, and was renamed Reservoir on December 1, 1909. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 25 June 1996.
The station was the terminus of suburban services on the Whittlesea line, with duplication of the line extended to the station in 1910, and was made a terminus for electric trains in 1921. In 1924 a 8 metre long turntable was provided at the station for the operation of an AEC railmotor between Reservoir and Whittlesea station, running two trips a day. Electric trains were extended to Thomastown station in December 1929, and the turntable was abolished in 1940.
Boom barriers replaced hand gates at High Street in 1963.
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street.
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Epping.