Sunbury railway station, Melbourne

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Sunbury is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the township of Sunbury, on the Melbourne - Bendigo railway. The station is staffed during daylight hours for most train services until approximately 8pm, and is in Metcard and myki Zone 2. It is also the end of the suburban Metcard ticketing system, being the terminus of Sunbury Line services.

Sunbury is located between Horne and Brook Streets, which provides station access. The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building with an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets, while platform 2 is occupied by a small glass shelter with a ticket validator. A large Metcard vending machine is located at the front of the building on platform 1, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. No Metcard vending machine is located on platform 2. A footbridge is located at the Bendigo end of the station, whilst a disused water tower sits adjacent to platform 2. Even though Sunbury is part of Zone 2 it is still operated by V/Line and like many other regional stations it features the new Viclink style signs.

Most services generally use Platform 1, but Platform 2 is used when required during peak times.
  • Bendigo line - V/Line services to Southern Cross
  • Bendigo line - V/Line services to Kyneton, Bendigo (1 service per day extends to Echuca, 2 services per day extend to Swan Hill)

Bus services
  • 479 Moonee Ponds ”“ Sunbury RS via Essendon RS, Airport West Shoppingtown, Melbourne Airport (every day). Operated by Tullamarine Bus Lines.
  • 481 Sunbury RS ”“ Mount Lion (every day). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 483 Sunbury RS ”“ Moonee Ponds via Diggers Rest, Niddrie, Essendon RS (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 485 Sunbury RS ”“ Wilsons Lane via Sunbury West Primary School, Goonawarra Nursing Home (every day). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 486 Sunbury RS ”“ Rolling Meadows via Goonawarra Golf Course, Goonawarra Primary School (every day). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 487 Sunbury RS ”“ Killara Heights via Sunbury Bowling Club, Killara Primary School (every day). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 488 Sunbury RS ”“ Jacksons Hill via Victoria University Sunbury (every day). Operated by Sunbury Bus Service.
  • 500 Broadmeadows ”“ Sunbury via Westmeadows, Gladstone Park, Melbourne Airport (Monday to Friday). Operated by Tullamarine Bus Lines.

Sunbury station opened on February 10, 1859 as a terminus, the line not being extended north for two more years. The three track yard dated back from this time, and was unique in Victoria. Proper interlocking of the signals and point work did not exist until 1981, and the station was not fully interlocked until 1998 when a Solid State Interlocking was provided. The layout of the station was again altered with the Regional Fast Rail works in 2005. The station will be upgraded to Premium Station status in 2012 when in conjunction with the electrification of the line from Sydenham to Sunbury.


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