Upper Ferntree Gully railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Upper Ferntree Gully is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Upper Ferntree Gully, on the Belgrave railway line. Upper Ferntree Gully is classed as a Premium Station and is in Metcard Zone 2.
Upper Ferntree Gully is located between the Burwood Highway and Railway Avenue, with station access from both, via an underpass.
The station consists of an island platform, with a large brick building at the Belgrave end of the station. The building houses an enclosed waiting area, ticket facilities and toilets. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located inside the waiting room, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. Stabling sidings are located on both sides of the station.
Upper Ferntree Gully contains a signal panel, installed in 1964 that controls the single track line between Ferntree Gully and Belgrave.
The station also monitors, via closed circuit television, all stations from Heathmont to Belgrave and answers emergency calls from those stations.
Platforms and services
- Lilydale and Belgrave lines—all stations and limited stops services to Ringwood and Flinders Street
- Lilydale and Belgrave lines—all stations services to Belgrave
Upper Ferntree Gully station opened on 4 December 1889. From December 1900 it was the break of gauge station between the broad-gauge used through most of Victoria, and the narrow-gauge Gembrook line (now the Puffing Billy Railway), one of the narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways. The narrow gauge line as far as Belgrave was later rebuilt as a broad-gauge electrified line.
On 4 August 1975 the station name was subtly altered to Upper Fern Tree Gully, although in more recent times most references have reverted to the original name. Boom barriers were provided at Hilltop Road in 1985.
Upper Ferntree Gully was upgraded to a Premium Station on 2 July 1996.