Wattle Glen railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Wattleglen is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Wattle Glen, on the Hurstbridge railway line. Wattleglen is unmanned, and is in Metcard Zone 2. In 2009 it was the second least used metropolitan railway station in Melbourne, with an average of 190 passenger boardings per day.
Wattleglen is located on the Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, which provides access to the station.
The station consists of one side platform, with a small pebblemix shelter in the centre. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to the station, able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A sealed car park is located alongside the platform.
Platforms and services
- Hurstbridge line—all stations services to Hurstbridge
- Hurstbridge line—all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street
Wattleglen station opened on 25 June 1912 as Balee, and was renamed Wattleglen on 14 August 1922.
Although the railway station signage (see the photo in this article) and the operator's public time tables have and continue to give the name of the station as two words, sources such as VicNames and the operator's internal working time tables give the official spelling of the station as Wattleglen. It is unclear why the suburb was made two words when the Post Office was renamed from Diamond Creek Upper on 1 November 1922, when the station was renamed as one word two and a half months earlier.