Ringwood railway station, Melbourne

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Ringwood is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Ringwood, on the Lilydale and Belgrave railway lines. It is in Metcard Zone 2, is classed as a Premium Station, and is the junction for the Belgrave & Lilydale lines.

Ringwood is located between the Maroondah Highway and Station Street, with station access from both. The Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood Aquatic Centre and the Ringwood Clock Tower are short walks from the station. The station consists of an island layout and side platform; Platform 1 & 2 (island platform) has a large weatherboard building housing an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 3 has a large brick building, also housing an enclosed waiting area, toilets and ticket facilities. Large Metcard ticket vending machines are located inside both waiting areas, which are able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small-coin only Metcard ticket vending is located inside the waiting area on the island platform. As of August 2010, one of the two small Metcard machines on platform 1 & 2 has been replaced with a myki machine. A footbridge is located at the Down end at the station, while a disused signal box is located on platform 1 & 2. Signals are currently controlled from within the station building on platform 3. Stabling sidings are located at the Down end of the station, in a Y shaped yard adjacent to both the Belgrave and Lilydale lines.

Platforms/Services & Connecting bus services
Platforms 1 & 2:
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - mixed stopping pattern services to Flinders Street, services to Lilydale and Belgrave (weeknights and weekends).
Platform 3:
  • Lilydale and Belgrave lines - services to Lilydale (Mooroolbark) and Belgrave (Upper Ferntree Gully) (weekdays only)

Ringwood station opened on 1 December 1882. It was upgraded to a Premium Station on 31 July 1996. Platform 1 is a recent addition to the station, being built in 1999. Prior to 1999, the track on the now-platform 1 side was used as a siding which continued along to the Wantirna Rd bridge. There was also a track between both platforms for express trains to pass through. In February 1908, EE class steam locomotive 478 overran the buffer stops at the Wantirna Rd siding, derailed and toppled down the embankment, ending up level with the road. On July 12th, 1992, a Comeng train overshot the same siding as per the 1908 accident, with leading car 392M crashing through and stopping on top of the buffer stops right near the edge of the Wantirna Rd bridge. On May 12th, 2010, one of Metro's newest X'Trapolis trains, numbered 9M, ran off the end of the tracks and into a fence in the Ringwood stabling yard.

In 2011 the bus terminal area will be rebuild into an island platform. Access from Ringwood Station to Eastland Shopping centre will be improved.

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